The Coming Internet Expansion: Episode 61

The Internet as we know it will be history and exciting changes are coming in the next 2 years. An estimated 700+ top-level domains (TLD) will be launching, like .SHOP, .WEB, .HOTEL, .MENU, and many many more.

One TLD of particular interest is .BIBLE, and when that launches, people could get domain names like PREACHING.BIBLE, STUDY.BIBLE or SOCIALMEDIA.BIBLE. Full disclosure: I, DJ Chuang, work with American Bible Society and the .BIBLE Registry.

Scott Wennermark

On this episode of Social Media Church, I’ve invited 2 key members of the .BIBLE Registry launch team from the American Bible Society, John Mark Mitchell (Director of Digital Innovation) and Scott Wennermark (Director, Strategic Advancement) to share the back story of how this came about, how the Internet will be changed forever, answer commonly-asked questions, and how you can participate in this opportunity to shape the future of the Internet. (Note: John Mark Mitchell had a new title change soon after post-production.)

Show Notes

Pre-register .BIBLE domain names for free and with no obligation at

Sign-up for the free email newsletter to stay informed about the .BIBLE launch

Like the Facebook page for Bible TLD at

#video What is .BIBLE? (explained in 2 minutes)

#article Washington Post on New gTLD’s: Com Was The Training Wheels For The Internet: Move aside .com

#article Newly OK’d domains make .com look so 1999 – website explaining how 100s of new domains are about to transform the web – the future of Internet – the Web’s New Neighborhoods

ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) – the organization that coordinates the infrastructure that runs the worldwide Internet



Jan Touchberry of Christ Fellowship McKinney: Episode 25

This episode of Social Media Church features a conversation with Jan Touchberry, the Internet Campus Pastor (and Programming Director) of Christ Fellowship (McKinney, Texas). And she’s the first attendee at iMinistry 2012 to share an eyewitness account of her experience here on Social Media Church.

Question to you: anyone have experience with the Amazon cloud for streaming video? Please add your comment.

Show Notes

Connect with Jan Touchberry on Facebook and Twitter @jantouchberry

Christ Fellowship Online runs on the Media Social platform, currently with streaming provider

Facebook page of Christ Fellowship Online

#article: More congregations turn to Facebook, Web, high-tech outreach (by Cathy Lynn Grossman, USA TODAY 4/17/2012) describes how Christ Fellowship Church uses an online Bible study guide, QR codes, Facebook, video streaming and podcasts to provide spiritual services to their church members.

Episode 7: The Future of the Internet Church

On this episode of Social Media Church, I, DJ Chuang, roundup some things I’ve seen recently that point to what the future of the Internet church could look like. I think it’s still too early to call, but there are models beginning to take shape. Segments on this episode: my response to a couple of articles about how social media might shape the church, examples of network churches (organizational churches resourcing organic churches), Internet evangelism, and using Google+ Hangout on Air for online ministry.

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