Ideas for government agency website URLs

Al Kamen riffs on government website URLs here, in light of the Department of Justice’s new Justice.gov site.  He’s holding a contest to solicit more ideas.

A reader suggested that other agencies might want to follow suit. They could adopt catchy names, ones that would normally come to mind when people think about those agencies, thus making it easier to remember how to find the Web sites.

For example, the CIA could be spook.gov. The umbrella spy agency, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, could be spyboss.gov. Treasury might want to use moneybags.gov, while the Federal Election Commission might be found at toothless.gov.

As an aside, you may remember the controversy surrounding the Obama-Biden Transition’s use of Change.gov.

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