The Texan city of Dallas has adopted a new domain name. The city is going to shift from its original domain name of DallasCityHall.com to the new Dallas.gov.
The news was announced in a post, on the city’s own media portal DallasCityNews.net. Interestingly, this domain name DallasCityNews.net is also going to forward to the new domain name Dallas.gov.
The post discusses various reasons that led to the name change. The most important takeaway was the trustworthiness and authenticity of a .gov domain name over a .com one.
It was stated that .com were originally intended for ‘commercial use’ and .gov for ‘Government use’. Adopting a .gov domain name ensures security and searchability to a domain name.
This claim is highlighted by the fact that .gov domains are available only to government organizations and programs. Thus a .gov domain name guarantees an experience with a Government organization.
This is part of a major change in Government organizations’ transition from .com domain name to .gov domain name. A number of offices are making this move.