Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

'Cybersquatters' seize domain names linked to Pope Francis

Catholic World News - March 15, 2013

Since the election of Pope Francis, "cybersquatters" have snapped up domain names that resembled the new Pontiff's name.

Within hours after the announcement of the new Pope's identity, internet domains were newly registered for:

None of these domain names was registered by the Vatican.

Interestingly, the domain name "Popefrancis.com" had already been registerd in 2010--again, not by the Vatican.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our September expenses ($14,987 to go):
$35,000.00 $20,012.73
43% 57%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

The Islamic roots of terrorism must be addressed 1 hours ago
Each of us is destined to marry Jesus Christ 18 hours ago
From simple husband to ascetical priest 24 hours ago
St. Augustine's warning to pastors September 18
Side effects of the Pill? Oh, don't worry. September 17

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Cardinals criticize Kasper proposal, escalating debate on remarriage/Communion CWN - 18 hours ago