The domain is reserved for the public sector, as it is almost everywhere in the world. The delegation of to a state organization designated for this purpose by the state (NISZ Zrt.) took place back in November 1996.

This gives the current government the opportunity to register the ministries and state organizations under and to decide about the subdomains under .gov.

An added benefit is that citizens can be sure that if they come across a domain under, it is really backed by an official, governmental organization or company. This can increase the security of services provided by public organizations.

Domain applications under must be submitted to NISZ Zrt. Neither the registrars nor the Registrar have a role in domain registrations under