USAtoday.com just covered an application for the new gTLD .Church.
The applicant is described as “high tech megachurch out of Oklahoma” and currently uses the domain name LifeChurch.tv
“”LifeChurch.tv broadcasts Web worship services online to 15 locations in Oklahoma, Texas, Tennessee, Florida and New York, set up a free Bible app for mobile devices, and offers resources to 100,000 pastors — “our target market for dot.church.””
Donuts is the other applicant for .Church.
Which raises the question if this extension goes to auction where is the money going to come from for LifeChurch.tv to bid, possibly into the seven figures to win the auction.
Will the GAC object to extension altogether or other religious groups?
Even the Vatican?
How about .Bible whose application was submitted by the American Bible Society.
How about .Mormon which was applied for by “IRI Domain Management, LLC”
Will the Mormon church allow that company to own .Mormon in the right of the dot space?
Interesting months ahead.
ICANN is NOT the Only Religion | Cult says
“if this extension goes to auction where is the money going to come…???”
“***IF*** this extension goes to auction…???”
According to .REV (.REVELATIONS) – there is 0.00% chance of .AUCTIONing the .CHURCH
.BTW – The U.S. Government can now produce the study illustrating the .Race, .Gender, .Age, .Religion, .Occupation and .SP (Sexual Preference) of all the ICANN Applicants (that were revealed)
It is surprising that 0% are .TPT
“Will the GAC object to extension altogether or other religious groups?”
Didn’t you say something in another thread about .GOD and .DEVIL likely being off limits – so .CHURCH and .BIBLE would be off limits as well ?
Certainly creates controversy – which is what all these new gTLD’s need in order to find their market share – (Not to be confused with valueshare)
They have a perfectly legal right to these names.
Just because they take advantage of ICANN’s retarded leadership.
I will sue ICANN personaly if they block these and force them to block any tld I disapprove of.
I am trying to get .ICANNSUCKS
None of this matters unless people actually register enough .church domains to make .church viable. Until then it’s all money for the smart folks providing services for applicants.
John Berryhill says
“How about .Mormon which was applied for by “IRI Domain Management, LLC”
Will the Mormon church allow that company to own .Mormon in the right of the dot space?”
The contact for both .Mormon and .LDS is the law firm for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
“IRI” is an acronym of “Intellectual Reserve Inc.” which is a holding company that owns all of the LDS church’s IP.
Yes, the Mormon church will allow that company to own .Mormon, because “that company” belongs to the Mormon church.
^^^^ SuperDomainNames on Facebook ^^^^ WHO will buy the DOTmailTLD.org domain? says
yes, the richer church
Deities, supernatural beings and other sundry omniscient entities and imaginary friends had the same if not more opportunity to get their filing in correctly and on time.
All this talk of “control”. It is nonsense.
Not only do you not need domain names to get your message out, whether you are a church or some other entity, but you do not need host names either.
But don’t take my word for it. Try the experiement below if you have no idea how the internet works without ICANN and without DNS and if you think they “control” the web. Otherwise stop reading here.
First we’ll type google.com into our browser and the website we’ll go to is http://www.chronicle.com. (The Chronicle, a news site for academic staff.) How can this work? We typed http://www.google.com. They own the domain. What about ICANN?
Next we’ll type thisisnotregistered.com. And we’ll still end up at the Chronicle. How? That domain does not even exist. Did we just create a domain name?
Finally, we’ll type chronicle.newgtld. Now this should not work because there’s no such gltd as .newgtld. We did not pay $185K to ICANN. Guess what? We’ll still get the Chronicle.
Hopefully after this little demonstration you will realize that ICANN does not “control” how you navigate the web.
1. Open up this file in Notepad:
On a Mac, open /private/etc/hosts or /etc/hosts.
2. Add the following lines
Save the file. Ctrl-S. Don’t close Notepad because we’ll remove these lines and Save again after we’re done with the experiment.
3. Type google.com in your browser and hit Enter.
Then try thisisnotregistered.com and hit Enter.
Finally try chronicle.gtld.
You should end up at The Chronicle website each time.
4. Remove the lines from the HOSTS file you have opened in Notepad and resave it.
Now you know who “controls” web navigation. You do.
No DNS was used to get to the Chronicle site. No domain names were needed.
The reason this works has more to do with how someone configures their website (web server) that whatever ICANN and ICANN-approved registries are doing.
If I’m a Mormon, all I need is the IP address for my church’s website. I can add a line in my HOSTS file and I’ll always be able to reach it.