Monday, March 8, 2010

Policy Considered For Putnam County Websites

At least one member of the Putnam County commission wants to be sure that any websites which contain county information or which conduct county business are, in fact, owned by the county. Commissioner Bob Duncan made a motion last night that a policy be developed within the next couple of months to ensure that things like domain names are controlled exclusively by the county and not by any outside contractors. The issue, he says, is that an outside company may go out of business -- taking the domain name with them. And while the county doesn't necessarily need to own the actual hardware that the information is stored on, he wants to make sure that web sites like putnamcountytn.gov are always under local control.