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When someone sent me a link, claiming it was the website of the Federal Reserve, my reaction was one of laughter. It had a .gov domain. But .gov domains are for federal government institutions, and the Federal Reserve is a private bank that, in terms of ownership, is no more federal than Federal Express!

To add to the smokescreen, the United States Postal Service, clearly a federal government institution, has a .com domain.

This, despite the U.S. Constitution explicitly delegating the sole powers to “establish Post Offices” and “To coin Money” to Congress, a branch of the federal government. In a constitutional and sensible world, it would be the Federal Reserve with a .com domain and the USPS with a .gov domain.

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