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Introduced  1995
Status  Active

TLD type  Country code top-level domain
Registry  Internet Office of the Holy See
Sponsor  Holy See Secretariat of State
Intended use  Entities connected with   Vatican City

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


Map of Virginia, USA

List of websites

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 these names:
  • www.va
  • www.vatican.va
  • www.pcf.va
  • www.news.va
  • Vatican State Government
  • www.vaticanstate.va
  • Landing page for the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano
  • www.osservatoreromano.va
  • Login page for staff
  • www.cdp.osservatoreromano.va
  • www.cdp.ossrom.va
  • Vatican Museums
  • www.museivaticani.va
  • www.cappellasistina.va
  • www.chapellesixtine.va
  • www.capillasixtina.va
  • www.sistinechapel.va
  • www.sixtinischekapelle.va
  • Apostolic Penitentiary
  • www.paenitentiaria.va
  • www.penitenzieria.va
  • Pontifical Mission Societies
  • www.ppoomm.va
  • Parish Church of Sant'Anna dei Palafrenieri in the Vatican
  • www.santanna.va
  • Istituto per le Opere di Religione
  • www.ior.va
  • No Response from these sites
  • www.mlists.va (but see mlists.vatican.va below)
  • www.pasquini.va
  • Photo Ordering Site
  • www.photo.va
  • "Portale Catholica Di Test Accesso ai servizi intranet" - Java driven portal of sorts
  • www.catholica.va
  • Radio Vatican
  • www.radiovaticana.va
  • Non-"www" names with websites:

  • Main Vatican Website
  • benedettoxvi.va
  • benedictumxvi.va
  • search.vatican.va
  • seraphin.vatican.va
  • Vatican Archives
  • asv.vatican.va
  • Mailing Lists (Mailman)
  • mlists.vatican.va
  • Vatican Museums
  • mv.vatican.va
  • sistinechapel.va
  • Vatican Library
  • bav.vatican.va
  • "Compendium" (Username/Password required)
  • isidoro.vatican.va
  • Vatican Webmail (note: SSL issued by same CA as for www.photo.va with CN of "Luigi Salimbeni") (Username/Password required)
  • webmail.mailservice.va
  • Radio Vatican language services (various two-letter language codes)
  • Second-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).


    .va Wikipedia