Postal Service becomes a dot-com
- By Natasha Haubold
- Apr 17, 2000
The U.S. Postal Service launched a new World Wide Web site last week that
not only offers new services, but a new address as well.
USPS switched from a dot-gov site (www.usps.gov), to a dot-com location
"We wanted to make it easier for our customers to find us," said Mark
Saunders, spokesman for USPS. "People are more accustomed to dot-com [addresses]
Dot-com domain names have been restricted to commercial users, and the
change has disturbed some industry representatives. "We are extremely concerned
that this "mutation' could deceive the public into believing they are not
dealing with a government entity," said Ed Black, president of the Computer
& Communications Industry Association, a nonprofit organization that
represents computer and communication firms.
The Web site change comes on
the heels of USPS' announcement that it would offer an electronic bill payment