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Pope Francis spurs hundreds of domain name registrations


Just hours after the world’s new Roman Catholic leader is named, more than 600 domain names are registered at GoDaddy with keywords such as Pope, Bergoglio, and Habemus Papam.

Shortly after the smoke rising from the Sistine Chapel turned from black to white and Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was deemed the world’s new Roman Catholic leader, hundreds of people took to the Web to register domain names with the new pope’s title.

Web hosting and domain registration site GoDaddy told CNET that it racked up more than 100 domain name registrations within the first 10 minutes of the announcement. By the first hour, 479 new domains were registered. And, as of this writing, 647 domain names have been registered at GoDaddy. read more


James Barnley

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