A website’s domain is its address on the Internet; .com, .edu, and .gov are all domains. The .me domain is used today by millions of websites.
Why doesn’t ID.me have a .gov domain?
By law, only US-based government and public sector organizations are eligible to use a .gov domain. Although ID.me partners with state and federal agencies, it itself is not a government organization.
Is ID.me an American company?
ID.me is an American company, co-founded by former US Army Ranger, Blake Hall, and headquartered in Tysons Corner, Virginia.
Hall conceived ID.me the day he saw a military veteran display their separation paperwork at a store in order to claim a discount. He thought there had to be a better way to verify identity without exposing unnecessary personal information.