As the U.S. government’s official web portal, USA.gov 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.
- Review the list of federal non-.gov domains
- You can also search for specific domains using the search box at the top of the page.
- Quasi-governmental entities are listed here.
- Email any needed updates to Search.gov, such as notice of decommissioned sites, or updates to existing domains. Any new sites must use a .gov or .mil domain (External link).
State or local agencies can browse the full list by state or search for their domains, and are welcome to submit any updates or additions to the Search team.
What’s Included in The List?
- Federal, state, local, tribal (External link), commonwealth, and territorial government agency websites are
- Federal reserve banks and branches (External link)
- Federal home loan banks (External link)
- Libraries, archives, and museums, including Presidential libraries (External link)
- Department of Defense websites for recruiting (External link) and service academies (External link)
- Travel and tourism (External link) websites for states and U.S. territories
- State lotteries (External link)
- Cooperative extensions (External link)
- Combined federal campaigns (External link)
- Government sponsored enterprises (External link) (such as Fannie Mae)
- Federal and state retirement systems
- Task forces (such as the Preventive Services Task Force) and commissions (such as the 9/11 Commission)
- A few select, non-goverment organizations (such as the Red Cross) and public-private partnerships
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