Cybersquatting For The Pope

Cybersquatting
Date: 2005-04-20 (transfered from old blog)

Some clever fellow who followed the prophecies of St. Malachy registered the domain benedictxvi.com before the new pope was elected and is now getting tons of hits to his website (and probably making a nice profit with google ads). I went to check out if any variations on that domain were still available but could find nothing. Even misspellings, such as benedictvxi.com and benedictxiv.com, are already taken. Then I looked for the “last pope” and found PeterII.com and all variations already taken also… even the latin petrusromanus.com. Getting a good cybersquatting domain name is extremely difficult these days.