Cherry Hill Township: Cherry Hill Launches New Streamlined URL
June 28, 2021
Whether you live, work or play in Cherry Hill, connecting with the township municipal government just got easier.
Cherry Hill Mayor Susan Shin Angulo is proud to announce that the township’s new streamlined web address, CHNJ.gov, is now live, making it easier than ever to access township services, contact services municipal authorities and find information online.
Mayor Angulo chose to make the switch following new bipartisan federal legislation passed late last year that makes it easier for local governments to register a .gov domain address. The DOTGOV Online Trust in Government Act, included in the December 2020 Relief Spending Bill, was designed to remove common barriers to adoption. An annual fee of $ 400 that was previously required to maintain a .gov domain, for example, is now waived for municipalities under the legislation.
The law was intended to help boost municipal cybersecurity efforts because .gov is a trusted top-level domain and includes more security features than commercial web domains, like .com.
With the shorter .gov address, the township is able to both strengthen the township of Cherry Hill’s online presence and build public confidence in online communications with the town.
âWith this added layer of security, our residents and businesses will now have greater peace of mind when interacting with us online,â said Angulo. âThis decision represents an important step forward in ensuring that our municipal government embraces innovation and remains accessible and open to all.
Although the township’s first URL, CherryHill-NJ.com, always redirects to the township home page, it is recommended that users update bookmarks to specific web pages on the site.
All canton employee email addresses will also use the new domain, but all emails sent to old addresses will also be redirected to the new domain on an ongoing basis.
This press release was produced by Cherry Hill Township. The opinions expressed here are those of the author.