Emailing Town of Holly Springs staff? Please make sure the email address ends in .gov.
Primarily for security reasons, the change to the .gov email extension also lets contacts know quickly that received emails are from a government entity. The .gov email address also is in alignment with the town’s website address, www.hollyspringsnc.gov, providing consistency in town electronic communications. The website moved to the .gov address in 2020.
"Anybody watching the news has seen the increased cyberattacks on governments and corporations, and some local municipalities have experienced this firsthand," said Jeff Wilson, chief information officer for Holly Springs Information Technology. "Switching to the .gov domain gives us an extra layer of protection. The .gov domain isn’t replicable by sources outside of government organizations."
Through the end of January 2022, any emails sent with the previous .us extension still will reach Town staff, but the sender will receive an automated reminder about the change to .gov.
Beginning in February, email sent to an employee .us email address will not go through. Senders will receive an automated response that the email was undeliverable and to resend using the .gov extension instead.