July 18, 2012. (Romereports.com)
The Vatican is looking to organize some of the Church's activities on the internet by buying the web domain “.catholic”.
It will serve as a place for different parishes, dioceses and religious orders to be easily recognized as Catholic institutions on the web.
Just like the Catholic Church has to maintain their properties in the physical world, they will now make updates on the websites that carry the name “.Catholic”.
These online activities will help to keep the Church's online message up to date.
The purchase of the domain doesn't come cheap. The Vatican paid $740,000 to apply for .catholic in four languages.
It was previously owned by the corporation Assigned Names and Numbers.