City of Dallas adopts a new domain name

The Texan city of Dallas has adopted a new domain name. The city is going to shift from its original domain name of to the new

The news was announced in a post, on the city’s own media portal Interestingly, this domain name is also going to forward to the new domain name

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.

You can read our reports of some previous changes, here. [1] [2] [3]


  1. David Blake Avatar
    David Blake

    All branches of the United States federal government use this domain. Information such as Census statistics, Congressional hearings, and Supreme Court rulings would be included in sites with this domain. The information is considered to be from a credible source.
    When visiting a government website, it’s natural to relax and assume the site is secure and you’re safe. However, it turns out anyone can register a . Gov domain name with a little bit of forgery and fraud.

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