New Domain will Increase Security and Protect Residents from Fraud
The Schenectady County Legislature announced that the county’s official
website, schenectadycounty.com, has changed to schenectadycountyny.gov effective Tuesday, May 23, 2023. Only qualified U.S.-based government agencies can use .gov domains, which require stricter security control. County email addresses will also switch to the new domain schenectadycountyny.gov.
“Migrating to a .gov domain increases security and can help our residents feel confident that the information they access on schenectadycountyny.gov can be trusted,” said Anthony Jasenski, Chair of the Schenectady County Legislature. “To make the transition smoother, site visitors who use the old domain will be automatically redirected to our new URL and emails will also be forwarded.”
“In this ever-evolving technological landscape, securing our website has become more vital than ever before,” said County Legislator Rich Ruzzo, Chair of the Technology & Communications Committee. “Upgrading to a .gov domain helps us stay ahead of the curve by making it harder for cybercriminals to impersonate our employees, websites, and emails, while also safeguarding sensitive information, and building public trust in the content available at schenectadycountyny.gov.”
Over time the county will phase-out the use of schenectadycounty.com online, in publications, and other public-facing materials.
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