Smith acquires www.TheReverend.com

Tuesday, September 26th, 2000 - 10:10 am PDT

After an ugly three 3-year court battle with The Vatican - which at one point devolved into fisticuffs - The Rev. Brendan Powell Smith has finally acquired the international rights to www.TheReverend.com which launches today. Although the church originally requested he pay a “donation” of some $500,000 for the domain address, in the end, a special UN subcommittee ruled that Smith be handed over the domain name and be compensated $10.17 in legal fees.