This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.
The computer-book author who registered the Pope BenedictXVI.com Internet address days before Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger was elected to the position has donated the URL to a New York charity.
The computer-book author who registered the Pope BenedictXVI.com Internet address days before Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger was elected to the position has donated the address to a New York charity.
Florida-based Rogers Cadenhead donated the domain to Modest Needs, a charity dedicated to assisting low-income families cover unexpected expenses. "I was more excited at the prospect of being right about the name than getting the domain," Cadenhead told the Washington Post.
After the new Pope revealed his new name, Cadenhead said his server was flooded with hits, rising at times to more than 1,000 hits a minute. He said he has been determined not to offend his Catholic grandmother and never had money-making in mind when he registered the domain name.
Cadenhead has said he put a stipulation on the domain name that it would be transferred to the Vatican if it wants it.
While Cadenhead's experience with the Pope address has generated a lot of publicity, the experience hasn't been completely positive. On his blog, Cadenhead said he was interviewed by an "AV" site thinking the acronym stood for "audiovisual." In reality "AV" meant "adult video" so his comments ended up on a porn site inadvertently.
Cadenhead pointed out that holders of some other Pope sites weren't as generous as he's been. He quoted the holder of one unspecified site, who was offering his address for sale to the highest bidder, as stating: "I'll be keeping every red cent of this dough, thinking about blowing it on horse races."
Several Pope sites have been registered using variations of the Benedict title.
We welcome your comments on this topic on our social media channels, or [contact us directly] with questions about the site.
State of the CloudCloud has drastically changed how IT organizations consume and deploy services in the digital age. This research report will delve into public, private and hybrid cloud adoption trends, with a special focus on infrastructure as a service and its role in the enterprise. Find out the challenges organizations are experiencing, and the technologies and strategies they are using to manage and mitigate those challenges today.
Getting Started With Emerging TechnologiesLooking to help your enterprise IT team ease the stress of putting new/emerging technologies such as AI, machine learning and IoT to work for their organizations? There are a few ways to get off on the right foot. In this report we share some expert advice on how to approach some of these seemingly daunting tech challenges.