Saudis object to Vatican bid for '.catholic' internet domain
Catholic World News - August 16, 2012
Saudi Arabia has entered an objection to the Vatican’s bid for a new “.catholic” internet domain.
In an appeal to ICANN, the international body that controls internet domains, Saudi officials argued that the Vatican “cannot demonstrate that it possesses a monopoly over the term ‘Catholic.’” The information-technology commission of the Islamic kingdom claimed that other Christian groups, including the Eastern and Oriental Orthodox churches, also use the term “Catholic.”
The Saudi commission sent ICANN over 150 objections to proposed internet domain names, for a variety of reasons. The Vatican had proposed the “.catholic” designation as a top-level domain name, which would be controlled by the Holy See.
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