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Registry: The registry is Internet Office of the Holy See

Purpose: Entities connected with Vatican City

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.va Background Information

.va is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for the State of Vatican City. It is administered by the Internet Office of the Holy See.

There are 23 easily found names starting with "www" in the va zone, listed below. There are many more subdomains for email only "www" names with websites Vatican Main Website is pointed to by all these names:www.vawww.vatican.vawww.cappellasistina.vawww.chapellesixtine.vawww.capillasixtina.vawww.sistinechapel.vawww.sixtinischekapelle.vawww.pcf.vawww.test23111973.vaVatican State Governmentwww.vaticansate.vaLanding page for the Vatican newspaperwww.osservatoreromano.vaPaenitentiaria Apostolicawww.paenitentiaria.vawww.penitenzieria.vaPontifical Mission Societieswww.ppoomm.vaNo Response from these siteswww.mlists.va (but see mlists.vatican.va below)www.pasquini.vaLogin page for Observatory (Comunit»Š di Practica de l'Observatore Romano)www.cdp.osservatoreromano.vawww.cdp.ossrom.vaPhoto Ordering Sitewww.photo.va"Portale Catholica Di Test Accesso ai servizi intranet" - Java driven portal of sortswww.catholica.vaExtranet, note SSL certificate expired 28th June 2007. Stats available but username/password required and links have to be rewritten from http to httpswww.extranet.vaNon-"www" names with websites: Main Vatican Websitebenedettoxvi.vabenedictumxvi.vasistinechapel.vamv.vatican.vasearch.vatican.vaseraphin.vatican.vaVatican Archivesasv.vatican.vaMailing Lists (Mailman)mlists.vatican.vaVatican Librarybav.vatican.va"Compendium" (Username/Password required)isidoro.vatican.vaVatican Webmail (not: SSL issued by same CA as for www.photo.va with CN of "Luigi Salimbeni") (Username/Password required)webmail.mailservice.vaSecond-level domains are not available to the public.

Name and email servers within the .va namespace include john.vatican.va (DNS and email), michael.vatican.va (DNS), paul.vatican.va (email), lists.vatican.va (email), and vatiradio.va (email).

Strangely enough, some offsite secondary DNS servers used by the Vatican are named after Egyptian gods, like: seth.namex.it.osiris.namex.it.


Population

2008 estimate 824 (220th) - Density 1780/km2 (6th) 4,610/sq mi

National Anthem

"Inno e Marcia Pontificale" (Italian) "Pontifical Anthem and March"

Area

Total 0.44 km2 (234th) 0.17 sq mi

International Dialling Code

+379

Currency

Euro (€)

Government

Ecclesiastical (effectively, elective absolute monarchy) - Sovereign Pope Benedict XVI - President of the Government Giovanni Lajolo

Language

None Italian (de facto)

Time Zone

CET (UTC+1) - Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vatican City, officially the State of the Vatican City (Italian: Stato della CittÈá del Vaticano), is a landlocked sovereign city-state whose territory consists of a walled enclave within the city of Rome. At approximately 44 hectares (110 acres), and with a population of around 800, it is the smallest country in the world by both population and area.

The Vatican City is a city-state that came into existence in 1929 and is thus clearly distinct from the central authority of the Roman Catholic Church, known as the Holy See, which existed long before 1929. Ordinances of Vatican City are published i Italian. Official documents of the Holy See are issued mainly in Latin. The two entities even have distinct passports: the Holy See, not being a country, only issues diplomatic and service passports; the state of Vatican City issues normal passports. In both cases the number of passports issued is extremely limited.


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