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American Bible Society is Working to Offer a New Domain: .BIBLE
NEW YORK, June 11, 2012—American Bible Society is working to make a new top-level domain available - .BIBLE. The .BIBLE domain will make millions of additional URLs available and the messages of the Bible even more accessible to people in a way that best fits their digital lives.
Working with the International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), American Bible Society is aiming to secure the .BIBLE top-level domain (TLD). The addition of the .BIBLE TLD will accelerate global online Bible access and facilitate engagement in ways not previously possible.
"With staggering growth online, and fewer and fewer domain names available, American Bible Society is thrilled to explore offering web addresses in the .BIBLE domain," said Geof Morin, chief communications officer for American Bible Society. "We want to make it easier for more people to explore the messages of hope and encouragement found in the Bible."
For nearly two centuries, American Bible Society has led Bible distribution and innovation. Securing .BIBLE would be a continuation of that tradition. American Bible Society was the first to:
Translate the Bible into "today's English" - producing the Good News Translation (1966), which sold more than 7.7 million copies in its first year of release
Produce audio recordings of the Bible - by vinyl record (1957) - in 44 languages
Release a Bible for the blind (1835)
Provide military pocket Bibles to combat soldiers during the Civil War
Distribute Bibles by placing them in hotels, serving the needs of weary travelers
American Bible Society has a global outreach to more than 200 countries and territories around the world including its membership within the United Bible Societies. YouVersion and LifeChurch.tv have joined with American Bible Society and United Bible Societies as early supporting partners.
"The United Bible Societies is excited about the global opportunities which the .BIBLE domain name offers," said Michael Perreau, general secretary of United Bible Societies. "We are delighted that churches around the world will be able to make use of this new way to communicate their ministry."
For more information and to receive update about the availability of URLs at .BIBLE, visit BibleTLD.org.
About American Bible Society:
Headquartered in Manhattan, the 196-year-old American Bible Society exists to make the Bible available to every person in a language and format each can understand and afford, so all people may experience its life-changing message. One of the nation's oldest nonprofit organizations, today's American Bible Society provides interactive, high- and low-tech resources enabling first-time readers and seasoned theologians alike to engage with the best-selling book of all time.