What’s Up With PWC’s Web Domain Address?

Prince William County government. Gotta love it if for nothing other than the entertainment value.

Want to find out more about it? Head on over to the county government’s official website at pwcgov.org.

What’s that you say? I mistyped their web address? It should be pwc.gov?

Well, one would think so, but apparently no one in the county government’s IT department ever bothered to apply for a .gov domain. In fact, to this day, that domain has gone unclaimed.

Our neighbors in Loudoun County have loudoun.gov, Fairfax County has fairfaxcounty.gov, and Stafford County has staffordcountyva.gov. Even Fauquier County has fauquiercounty.gov.

Apparently the OIT in Prince William County was too busy engaging in bid-rigging, fraud and embezzlement back in the 2000s to get around to registering .gov like everyone else was doing at the time. I suspect someone in the county was watching a Super Bowl half-time show when a sexy GoDaddy.com commercial came on and they decided to register the county its domain name. To their dismay, they discovered that not just anybody could register a .gov web address, so they registered pwcgov.org instead and hoped that nobody would notice.

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Why hasn’t anyone rectified that situation yet? (After all, you CAN have multiple domains that all point to the same website without having to duplicate any content whatsoever — see Stafford’s .us domain for example.) Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem that things have improved much over there at OIT according to this post on BVBL:

If the county is actually paying $1,000 per office chair, $350 for a friggin’ telephone and an astonishing $2,500 for a 12 port network switch (that should cost less than $60), we have a much bigger problem in the county than where supervisors have their offices.  We’re actually running dedicated fibre lines to supervisor offices (costing $5,500 to install them) instead of signing them up for Comcast or Verizon internet service for about $60/month, which could also provide them with phone service through a VOIP provider?  Either there’s another massive embezzlement or bid-rigging scandal just waiting to be uncovered at the Office of Information Technology, or these figures are outright lies.

The more you look under the rocks in Prince William County, the more of a complete joke you see it to be.

UPDATE: BVBL has turned over some other county IT rocks as well — this time relating to the website for the Brentsville District and the latest county attempts to screwover new supervisor Jeanine Lawson.


2 thoughts on “What’s Up With PWC’s Web Domain Address?

  1. For more information technology amusement, I direct you to the domain registration for the currently non-functional domain BRENTSVILLEDISTRICT.ORG, an official website of Prince William County Government:

    Domain Name:BRENTSVILLEDISTRICT.ORG
    Domain ID: D166751818-LROR
    Creation Date: 2012-10-03T16:03:16Z
    Updated Date: 2014-10-05T22:30:20Z
    Registry Expiry Date: 2015-10-03T16:03:16Z
    Sponsoring Registrar:GoDaddy.com, LLC (R91-LROR)
    Sponsoring Registrar IANA ID: 146
    WHOIS Server:
    Referral URL:
    Domain Status: clientDeleteProhibited
    Domain Status: clientRenewProhibited
    Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited
    Domain Status: clientUpdateProhibited
    Registrant ID:CR125456361
    Registrant Name:Lori Dolieslager
    Registrant Organization:
    Registrant Street: 12513 Idlewood Park Court
    Registrant City:Bristow
    Registrant State/Province:Virginia
    Registrant Postal Code:20136
    Registrant Country:US
    Registrant Phone:+1.7033968348
    Registrant Phone Ext:
    Registrant Fax:
    Registrant Fax Ext:
    Registrant Email:dolies@comcast.net
    Admin ID:CR125456363
    Admin Name:Lori Dolieslager
    Admin Organization:
    Admin Street: 12513 Idlewood Park Court
    Admin City:Bristow
    Admin State/Province:Virginia
    Admin Postal Code:20136
    Admin Country:US
    Admin Phone:+1.7033968348
    Admin Phone Ext:
    Admin Fax:
    Admin Fax Ext:
    Admin Email:dolies@comcast.net
    Tech ID:CR125456362
    Tech Name:Lori Dolieslager
    Tech Organization:
    Tech Street: 12513 Idlewood Park Court
    Tech City:Bristow
    Tech State/Province:Virginia
    Tech Postal Code:20136
    Tech Country:US
    Tech Phone:+1.7033968348
    Tech Phone Ext:
    Tech Fax:
    Tech Fax Ext:
    Tech Email:dolies@comcast.net
    Name Server:NS43.DOMAINCONTROL.COM
    Name Server:NS44.DOMAINCONTROL.COM

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