The .church domain name is a top-level domain name that is specifically for churches and religious organizations. It is a new and intuitive way for churches to be found online.
It also provides an alternative that stands clearly and emphatically for faith.
The .church domain extension will be the only web address dedicated exclusively to churches and religious organizations.
The new .church domain name is targeted at church leaders, congregants, churchgoers, clergy, professionals who work in the church or for church-based institutions (e.g., teachers), volunteers...and anyone else who is directly or indirectly connected to churches.
What are the benefits of the .church domain name?
The first thing you will notice is that “.church” web addresses look and sound like their traditional counterparts, but with the added benefit of being found more easily by major search engines, including Google.
If someone types “.church” instead of your current URL, chances are they will be able to locate your site more easily.
Another benefit is that it gives you a higher level of control over your online presence. You can keep your existing web address or transfer to the .church extension.
The “.church” top-level domain name was specifically designed for users—including both churchgoers and online seekers—who are not familiar with the technical aspects of domain names but still want an intuitive way to find a particular site on the Internet.
It also allows those who already have a traditional web address to differentiate themselves from other faith groups and organizations online.
Who can register .church domain names?
The “.church” top-level domain name is for churches, ministries, religious institutions, and any other faith organization that wants to create a unique and identifiable sense of place on the Internet.
This top-level domain name can be used by personal or noncommercial sites, blogs, and other web pages that are related to the church community.
The “.church” domain name is available for new registrations right now through a simple online process at www.get.church.
How does the .church domain name work?
Once you have registered for the “.church” top-level domain name, your new web address will be reflected on all major search engines within 48 hours under the new URL platform.
It is important to note that all existing content on your websites or blogs cannot be transferred automatically to new “.church” domains. You will need to update your links manually.
When you purchase your own .church web address, you'll have complete control over how people find your website. You can publish one website and use multiple domain addresses to make it easy for visitors to find the information they're looking for. For example, yourwebsite.church can also be found at www.yoursite.church and www.mywebsite.org.
What does .church mean?
It means “church” or “churches.” It can also mean a community of people who are committed to promoting personal growth, spiritual development, and harmony with others.
When you register your .church domain name, you have the power to say something about yourself online that will be more meaningful than any other top-level domain name ever created.
A .church domain name is a new option for churches that may wish to incorporate both their name and the word church in their Internet address. It is similar to .church, .catholic, .baptist, or .anglican, but it is optimized for modern browsers.