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  • Colbert for pope? Over 100 “pope” domains registered yesterday

    1. BY - Feb 12, 2013
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    A retiring pope? Some smell a profit opportunity.

    After the sudden resignation of Pope Benedict XVI yesterday, I wrote about some of the likely names for the next pope and their registration status. (Hint: they’re all registered.)

    Although the likely names were taken long ago, that didn’t stop people from registering over 100 .com domain names yesterday that included “pope”.

    A lot of the domains are bets on who might be next, including,, and

    But many of the other domains are more amusing.

    Consider, registered by a Washington D.C. man.

    I also like the visual from, which it turns out is actually the name of an existing game.

    Hoping for a little diversity? and were both registered. (Of course, no one was silly enough to register a domain related to a female pope.) would be good for a show like America’s Next Top Model.

    And despite the hyphens, I kind of like the ring of

    You can see a full list of the registrations here.


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