Vatican gains control of 'dot-Catholic' internet domain
Catholic World News - October 15, 2013
The Vatican has won control of the “_.catholic” internet domain.
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), which sets the protocol for internet addresses, has approved a bid by the Pontifical Council for Social Communications to set up a “top-level domain” under the “catholic” rubric. The Vatican will now have the authority to determine which web sites can end their internet addresses with “.catholic.”
The Vatican’s application provides for the “.catholic” domain in English, Chinese, Arabic, and Russian. These domains will be available for use in November.
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