What is .Bible?
On June 20, 2011 the Board of Directors of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) voted to expand generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs) to include .anything. Prior to this, the online world was defined by 22 different Top-Level Domains (TLDs), including .com and .net, and approximately 250 country code TLDs (ccTLDs), such as .jp for Japan.
American Bible Society, along with a coalition of other interconfessional Bible-centric organizations and agencies are applying to win the .Bible top-level domain. We are pursuing this in order to:
- Create new digital real estate in the online Bible space (The.Bible, Engage.Bible, Donate.Bible, Listen.Bible, Greek.Bible, etc.)
- Empower the world to greater Bible engagement
- Protect the Bible brand from inappropriate use
An infographic visualizing how the ICANN decision positively affects the future of web branding can be seen below:
We’re capturing interest of those who might join the coalition. Use this form to register your interest and receive updates about the process, financial considerations, and how you or your organization might model the use of a .Bible domain.