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Tue Jun 19, 2012, 05:48 PM

Religious groups vie for Internet space in domain name grab

By Daniel Burke| Religion News Service, Updated: Tuesday, June 19, 4:41 PM

Religious groups have long vied for prime parcels of land, planting churches on town squares and monasteries amid isolated mountains. But now they’re targeting real estate in a less tangible sphere: cyberspace.

For the first time in its history, the international nonprofit that doles out generic Internet domain names such as “.com” and “.edu” will allow more specific web address extensions like “.church.”

Hundreds of companies, Internet entrepreneurs and cities submitted nearly 2,000 applications, seeking the right to own everything from .app to .zulu, the Britain-based International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers announced last Wednesday (June 14).

ICANN called the expansion “a new era of online innovation” that will bring “new businesses, new marketing tools, new jobs, and new ways to link communities and share information.”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/on-faith/religious-groups-vie-for-internet-space-in-domain-name-grab/2012/06/19/gJQAwZ3ZoV_story.html

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Response to rug (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 05:51 PM

1. Wow, 69% of churches have websites now.

Those domain prices are really, really high, though.

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Response to rug (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 06:30 PM

2. They really need an appropriate domain name

such as scum or scam

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Response to rug (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 10:28 PM

3. They could easily increase traffic by buying up a .xxx domain.

 

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