Welcome to the New FTC.gov
FTC.gov contains the same useful information that was included in the old site. It is newly organized to make it easier to navigate.
The primary navigation tool for the website is a series of tabs at the top of the page. The tabs organize information according to the various functions of how the FTC serves the public, with top-level tabs for News, Competition, Consumer Protection, General Counsel, Actions, Congressional, Policy, and International.
When navigating through the site, focus on the tabs to get to the desired area, then use the left-hand menus to reach specific pages. If you have trouble locating a page, use the search function at the top-right corner of each page.
Changes to Some Popular Links
- HSR, or Hart-Scott-Rodino filings and premerger notifications, formerly at the top of the home page, now resides under the tab for Competition in the Mergers & Acquisitions section. See: http://www.ftc.gov/bc/hsr/hsr.shtm
- Early Terminations of merger reviews and FTC Merger Best Practices, formerly in the right-hand navigation column on the home page, now resides under the tab for Competition in the Mergers & Acquisitions section. See: http://www.ftc.gov/bc/earlyterm/index.shtml
- Formal Actions, formerly in the left-hand navigation column on the home page, is now the Actions tab. The specific options that were offered in the body of Formal Actions page (such as Public Comments, Closing and Other Public Letters, Applications and Petitions, and others) are now offered under the Actions tab, in the Types of Filings section. See: http://www.ftc.gov/os/filing-types.shtm
- Legal Resources, formerly in the left-hand navigation column on the home page, is now the General Counsel tab. See: http://www.ftc.gov/ogc/index.shtml
- Privacy Initiatives, formerly in the right-hand navigation column on the home page, now resides under the Consumer Protection tab, in the Resources section. See: http://www.ftc.gov/privacy
- Conferences & Workshops and Hearings, formerly in the right-hand navigation column on the home page, now reside under the News tab, in the Public Events section. See: http://www.ftc.gov/opa/events.shtm
- Reports, formerly in the right-hand navigation column on the home page, now resides under the Policy tab. See: http://www.ftc.gov/opp/reports.shtm
- Fair Credit Reporting Act, formerly in the right-hand navigation column on the home page, now resides under the Consumer Protection tab in the Consumer Information section. Click on Credit & Loans, then Rules and Acts to find the link. See: http://www.ftc.gov/os/statutes/fcrajump.shtm
- RN Database, formerly in the right-hand navigation column on the home page, now resides under the Consumer Protection tab in the Resources section. See: http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/rn/index.shtml
Consumer and Business Publications
To find consumer and business education publications on a variety of topics, look under the Consumer Protection tab, and then under either Consumer Information or Business Information using the left-hand menu categories to find a specific brochure. For example, to find the scholarship scams publication, “Ouch! Students Getting Stung Trying to Find $$$ for College!” click on the Consumer Protection tab, then Consumer Information, then Education, Scholarships, & Job Placement, then on Scholarships. See: http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/menus/consumer/education/scholarships.shtm
Secure Pages and Forms
To protect the privacy of your information, the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) v3.0 encryption standard is required to access secure pages on FTC.gov and other FTC websites. If you receive an error message when clicking the link above, make sure that your browser’s security setting is activated to use SSL v3.0.
Bookmarks and Links
Previously created bookmarks and links may not work. The easiest way to create a new bookmark or link is to navigate to the page that you need and create the bookmark or link.
Tip: If you are having trouble finding a new page, try adding an “s” before the htm at the end of the URL from your bookmark or link. This will direct your browser to the redesigned page in most instances. For example, the old link to the “Pre-Merger/Hart-Scott-Rodino Act” page in the “Antitrust” section was: http://www.ftc.gov/bc/hsr/hsr.htm. The new link is: http://www.ftc.gov/bc/hsr/hsr.shtm.
If you are encountering problems with the site, please send an e-mail to email@example.com. We will not be able to reply, but we will look into the issues you raise and update this page and the site accordingly.