Overview

As the U.S. government’s official web portal, USA.gov (External link) searches across all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government websites. Most government websites end in .gov or .mil, but many end in .com, .org, .edu, or other top-level domains.

In support of USA.gov and M-17-06 - Policies for Federal Agency Public Websites and Digital Services (External link), Search.gov maintains a list of all government domains that don’t end in .gov or .mil.

How to Update the List

Federal agencies are required (External link) to submit to Search.gov all non-.gov websites for inclusion in the list. This includes subdomains of a second-level domain managed by a third party, and federally controlled subfolders of a domain managed by a third party.

State or local agencies can browse the list by by level of government (External link), you can sort by state by downloading the .csv file to your computer. Please email updates or additions to the Search team, or open an issue in GitHub (External link).

What’s Included in The List?

What’s Not Included in This List?

  • .gov URLs - these are managed by the .gov Registry (External link)
  • .mil URLs - these are managed by DOD (External link)
  • Subdomains or folders that are already covered by a higher-level domain
  • State institutions of higher education or their board of regents
  • K-12 school districts
  • Local fire, library, police, sheriff, etc. departments with separate websites
  • Local chambers of commerce or visitor bureaus
  • Nonprofit municipal leagues or councils of government officials
  • Nonprofit historical societies
  • Transit authorities