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IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000004068D
Original Publication Date: 1995-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 3 page(s) / 6K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

Government Internet Domain Names. Federal Networking Council: AUTHOR

Abstract

This document describes the registration policies for the top-level domain ".GOV". Thus far, Federal Agencies and their subsidiaries have registered without any guidance. This has resulted in multiple registrations for Federal Agencies and naming schemes that do not facilitate responsiveness to the public. This document fixes this by restricting registrations to coincide with the approved structure of the US government. The document cited, FIPS 95-1, provides a standard recognized structure into which domain registrations for top-level domains. The IANA requires that an organization/country apply for and get a 2 letter code from ISO/ITU (e.g., US for United States) for additional top-level registration.

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Network Working Group Federal Networking Council

Request For Comments: 1811 June 1995

Category: Informational

U.S. Government Internet Domain Names

Status of this Memo

This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo

does not specify an Internet standard of any kind. Distribution of

this memo is unlimited.

Abstract

This document describes the registration policies for the top-level

domain ".GOV". Thus far, Federal Agencies and their subsidiaries

have registered without any guidance. This has resulted in multiple

registrations for Federal Agencies and naming schemes that do not

facilitate responsiveness to the public. This document fixes this by

restricting registrations to coincide with the approved structure of

the US government. The document cited, FIPS 95-1, provides a

standard recognized structure into which domain registrations for

top-level domains. The IANA requires that an organization/country

apply for and get a 2 letter code from ISO/ITU (e.g., US for United

States) for additional top-level registration.

As a side effect, this reduces the number of .GOV level registrations

and reduces the workload on the Internic.

U.S. GOVERNMENT INTERNET DOMAIN NAMES POLICY

The .GOV domain is delegated from the root authority to the US

Federal Networking Council. The .GOV domain is for registration of

US governmental entities on the federal level only. Registrations

for state and local governmental agencies shall be made under the .US

domain in accordance with the policies for that domain.

1) The document "Codes for the Identification of Federal and

Federally Assisted Organizations", FIPS 95-1 (or its successor)

lists the official names of US Government agencies.

A) Top-level entities (e.g., those with codes ending in 00 such as

"1200 Department of Agriculture"), and independent agencies and

organizations (e.g., "National Science Foundation and other non-

indented listings unless prohibited below) as listed in this

document are eligible for registration directly under .GOV.

B) Autonomous law enforcement components of top-level entities

(e.g., "Federal Bureau of Investigation", "Secret Service", "Coast

Guard") are also eligible for registration.

C) Cross-agency collaborative organizations (e.g., "Federal

Networking Council", "Information Infrastructure Task Force") are

eligible for registration under .GOV upon presentation of the

chartering document and are the only non-FIPS-listed

organizations eligible for registration under .GOV.

D) Subsidiary, non-autonomous components of top-level or other

entities are not eligible for separate registration.

International organizations listed in this document are NOT

eligible for registration under .GOV.

E) Organizations listed as "Federally Aided Organizations" are not

eligible for registratio...