Introduced15 May 2014
TLD typeGeneric top-level domain
RegistryDonuts (corporation)
Intended useChurches and affiliated religious organisations

.church is a generic top-level domain (gTLD) in the Domain Name System of the Internet. It comes from the common name church and is used by churches, congregations, ministries of religion, and entities who deal with them. The .church domain was entered into the DNS root on May 15, 2014.[1]

Binky Moon, LLC c/o Donuts (corporation) is the registry acting as the official technical administrator of the .church TLD.[2] It is required by ICANN to sell names via registrars such as Godaddy, Network Solutions and[3] This gTLD was approved by ICANN on 06 Feb 2014.[4]

See also


  1. ^ "Registry Listing". ICANN News. Retrieved 2015-02-18.
  2. ^ "Delegation Record for .CHURCH". ICANN News. Retrieved 2015-02-18.
  3. ^ "Donuts Accredited Registrars". Donuts (corporation) News. Retrieved 2015-02-18.
  4. ^ ".church Registry Agreement". ICANN News. Retrieved 2015-02-18.