There is plenty of evidence to show that the Roman Catholic Church is a very controlling institution. Another example in support of this is the headline in the Catholic Register that shouts, “Vatican set to control new ‘.catholic’ Internet domain.”
According to the Catholic Register,
The Vatican is in line to control the new Internet address extension “.catholic” and decide who is allowed to use it.
So, the word Catholic belongs to the Vatican! It is not surprising that the Vatican hierarchy feels this way; what is surprising is that the RCC feels it will meet the criteria for control of the .Catholic Internet extension:
the Vatican must submit to background checks to ensure they are the best representative of the name they chose and to prove they have the financial, technical and institutional stability to run the domain, are not involved in criminal activity [my emphasis] and have no history of “cyber-squatting.”
The Roman Catholic Church needs to add another C to its initials: RCCC Roman Catholic and Controlling Church.