Picking the Pope's Domain Name
An interesting example of thinking ahead, doing a bit of research, and who knows making a holy fortune. A wired story of the guy who bought up 6 possible popes names (there are few few runners) and ends up with BenedictXVI.com
The Jacksonville, Florida-based writer purchased the rights to BenedictXVI.com on April 1 -- more than two-and-a-half weeks before Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger announced that he would assume the papacy under the name of Benedict XVI.
Happily the purchaser is a man of high moral values and..
said he bought the domains as a game -- not as a way to make money by cybersquatting. Besides, he added, "If I didn't do it, someone less reputable would."
Not one of those nasty blacked hatted people that read ThreadWatch then
Occasionally, the domains are bought by the owners of adult websites who want the boost in traffic ... Cadenhead said he hasn't figured out what he's going to do with the BenedictXVI.com domain yet...."The decision would be guided by the idea not to piss off 1.1 billion (Roman Catholics.)"
I don't know, if the price is right...