He’s owned it since 2010, but someone else quickly snapped up PopeFrancisI.com today.
Last month I suggested several possible names for the next pope and listed who owned the corresponding domain names.
One I didn’t have on the list was Pope Francis.
But that’s the name of the new pope just elected to lead the Roman Catholic Church.
So who owns the domain name?
Christopher Connors, a Chicago man, registered the domain name in 2010. It currently points to a GoDaddy.com parking page.
As for PopeFrancisI.com, the quick-on-the-keyboard award goes to Chris Dunaway in Tennessee. He registered the domain name earlier today. The .net, .org, .info, and so on were also registered today.
It’s likely we’ll see many variations of Pope Francis registered as domain names today.