Just read this: Is .church in Your Future?

from ToddRhoades.com http://www.toddrhoades.com/is-church-in-your-future/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+MondayMorningInsightWeblog+%28Todd+Rhoades%29

According to USA Today:

LifeChurch.tv, the high tech megachurch out of Oklahoma, entered the domain-name competition Wednesday, ponying up the $185,000 application fee in an effort to lay claim to .church as the Web faces a massive expansion of domains.

 

But executive pastor Bobby Gruenewald, whose LifeChurch title is innovation leader, says their goal is not to profit from controlling the domain with fees for listing rights but to make Internet outreach easier and more accessible.

 

 

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 mobil devices, and offers resources to 100,000 pastors — “our target market for dot.church.”

Still, Gruenewald says, the domain would be open to all. Their application defines “church” as “anyone of similar religious beliefs.”

All? As in the church of “I-faithfull-play-basketball-on-Sunday-mornings. Or maybe the Church of Scientology?

“Wide open,” Gruenewald reiterated. “We’re not trying to define beliefs or doctrine that people would have to agree upon. This is not an effort to make it exclusive to any type of belief,” he says, just as .com and .org are wide open.

More here

Thoughts?  Would your church purchase a .church domain?

Todd

from ToddRhoades.com http://www.toddrhoades.com/is-church-in-your-future/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+MondayMorningInsightWeblog+%28Todd+Rhoades%29

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s