The freeze is part of a White House effort to streamline the federal government’s online services and maintain efficiency. The White House established a task force in July, seeking to reduce the number of .gov domains in half a year from now.
Federal agencies must produce an interim progress report by Sept. 13 to the Office of Management and Budget, reporting both the number of domains shut down and domains consolidated into or redirected to existing domains.
Agencies must complete web inventories by Oct. 11, analyzing all registered .gov domain names and assessing agency web governance.
Agencies must also develop a web improvement plan by Oct. 11, outlining strategies for managing web resources more efficiently.
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