The City of Brookings is excited to inform Brookings residents that effective February 1, 2021, the City’s website address (URL) will be changed from a .org to a .gov address.
The old address of www.cityofbrookings.org will now be a new government address www.cityofbrookings-sd.gov. The .gov extension is only allowed for use by local, state, and federal government entities. It verifies that when residents access the website, they are visiting a legitimate official government site. Another benefit of switching to .gov is the addition of increased security features.
Starting February 1, Individuals who have the City’s current website address saved as a “favorite” or “bookmark” on their desktop computer and mobile devices are encouraged to update their preferences and settings to reflect the change. City staff email addresses will also reflect the URL name change from @cityofbrookings.org to @cityofbrookings-sd.gov. Residents and organizations should update their contact lists to reflect this change.
After the February 1 switchover, individuals who visit the .org website will automatically be redirected to the new web address. Email messages addressed to an old address will also automatically be forwarded to the recipient’s new one.