City switching to new web domain and email addresses
Later this month, the City of Minneapolis will switch to a new web domain name and email addresses. The new domain name www.MinneapolisMN.gov — is shorter, easier to remember, and more secure than our current domain name (www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us) because only government entities can use the .gov domain.
BIS has tentatively scheduled the new domain name to go live on Friday, July 29; however, users who enter www.minneapolismn.gov into their web browsers before then will be able to connect to the .gov website.
The switch will mean that nearly all employees will have new email addresses. With few exceptions, your new email address will follow the old convention with the new domain name following the @ symbol: email@example.com. New email addresses will not work until the new domain name goes live.
In the coming weeks, more information will become available and will be posted on CityTalk. In the meantime, here are some things you should know:
- The old domain name will continue to work indefinitely.
- Your old email address will also continue to work. If someone sends you an email to your old email address, you will still receive that message.
- You do not need to throw away your business cards, department letterhead or anything with the old domain name because it will continue to work. If you are producing new materials or are running out of business cards, please begin using the new www.minneapolismn.gov domain name.
Published Jul. 20, 2011