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« on: May 30, 2014, 08:11:10 AM »

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« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2014, 06:10:46 AM »

I still want to know why there is a dash in there.
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« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2014, 09:32:48 AM »

 If you look at a few towns in Vermont, such as Montpelier, the URL is similar. It most likely is the type of website they have joined. I am sure someone in town would be able to confirm or correct my assumption.
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« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2014, 10:04:41 AM »

Does it matter?
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« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2014, 02:39:09 PM »

It does if you want ease of use. How many sites have you ever seen with a dash. .Gov offers suggestions but if you look anywhere there are almost no dashes for good reason. Ease of access.
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« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2014, 08:38:53 AM »

Glad we have the web site, with or without the -.
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« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2014, 01:15:10 PM »

I had the same question as to why we had to have the dash (-) in our address, when we were in the process of setting up the web page.

The following is what I learned when we went through the process of establishing the fairfax-vt.gov web page;

Because we chose to go with a .gov address we had to go through the General Services Administration (GSA).

The GSA has control over all .gov addresses.

State entities have the rights to domains using their two letter postal codes, (for example; VT, NH, NY, etc...) as part of their address with-out the dash.

City's and Towns within their respective States are considered to be “second-level” domains, and as such are required to add the dash in-between their Town name and their two letter postal code.

This was done to standardize the criteria for issuing .gov addresses.

One of the benefits to the oversight on all .gov web addresses, is that it will prevent issues that other municipalities have run into when they allowed there domain to expire, and a third party came in and bought to rights to their address, before the municipality even knew they lost it ( This happened in VT not to long ago).  Only State and Local Government entities are able to acquire .gov addresses, and the name of the address must be approved by the GSA.

City's and Towns that established their .gov addresses prior to the current regulations taking effect were not made to change their existing address.
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« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2014, 06:36:21 PM »

You do a great job Dave.  I for one am very happy to have the Town have its own web site and maintain it.
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« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2014, 10:09:26 PM »

I'm appreciative of all the work Dave has done on the site as well. I'm just slightly annoyed that during the process of putting together the paperwork for the site and suggesting names and why they were important, not once was this name suggested. I think anyone who put in all the upfront time and effort to get this kind of project going would be as well.

(b) The preferred format for county or parish governments is to denote the State postal code after
the county or parish, optionally separated by a dash.
Examples of preferred domain names include--
(1) Richmondcounty-ga.gov;
(2) Pwc-county-va.gov; and
(3) Countyofdorchestor-sc.gov.

Naming Conventions: Naming conventions are described in depth in the following parts of the published policy: §102-173.55 - § 102-173.60. The rules for local-government domains are the following:
The preferred format is "CityName-StatePostalCode.gov":
Example: Tyler-tx.gov or TylerTX.gov
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« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2015, 08:25:42 PM »

This is general act 148 info:

http://cswd.net/about-cswd/universal-recycling-law-act-148/

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