And the winner is…

And the winner is… Rogers Cadenhead who registered the URL of the pope’s name last week.

Rogers, you should at least redirect BENEDICTXVI.COM to your blog.

By the way, I just learned that all Ben & Jerry’s everywhere will
start serving free ice cream for the rest of the day in celebration of
Rogers’ amazing accomplishment.

Update: So, the obvious question for Rogers is, “What are you going to do with the domain?”

His answer (in comments on this post):

“I haven’t found any papal encyclicals regarding the practice of
domain registration, so I suspect my spiritual well-being will hinge on
what I do with the domain name.

As a lapsed Catholic who lives in the oldest diocese in the
U.S., I can only conclude that my registration of this domain name was
a sign from God.

Though it may dismay some people to see it fall into the hands
of a blogger, it could have been worse: The world could have pulled up
benedictxvi.com today to find an ecommerce site selling Catholic
schoolgirl outfits for consenting adults.

(In other words, I have no idea what to do with the domain name. I didn’t think that far ahead.)”