The Vatican, located in Vatican City inside Rome, Italy, reported Jan. 19 the discovery that two Italian businessmen have registered Internet sites using the Vatican name in Italian — www.vaticano.com and www.vaticano.org.

The Vatican had registered www.vatican.va in 1996, even though it had no plans at that time to launch its own site, in order to protect it name. A Vatican spokesperson said, “We thought we had every angle covered, but unfortunately that is not the case.” The Vatican has since launched an official site under that address providing news and information about the Catholic Church.

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