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Go Daddy: Spike in domain registrations after pope announcement

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The election of Pope Francis resulted in hundreds of new domain name registrations according to domain name registrar and Web hosting provider Go Daddy.  "Technology and religion came together this afternoon following the announcement of Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio as Pope Francis," said Go Daddy public relations.

Go Daddy reports that in the first 10 minutes of the announcement of the new pope, more than 100 domain names were registered with the company and 479 at the one hour mark.

Keywords such as Pope, Francis, Bergoglio and Habemus Papam were used in identifying the new domain names registered with Go Daddy.

The company said the domain name PopeFrancis.com was registered by a Go Daddy customer in April, 2010.

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