Hundreds of new domain names registered through Go Daddy within an hour of Pope Francis election as he sends first tweet

The first tweet from the new Pope has been sent as 100’s of new domain names were registered through Go Daddy within an hour of the election of Pope Francis.

Minutes after the announcement that announcement that Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was to become Pope Francis I, the official twitter account of the Pope @pontifex tweeted ‘Habemus Papam Franciscum’, which translates as ‘We have Pope Francis’.

This was the first tweet sent since Pope Benedict stood down last month, with all previous tweets having been deleted to make way for the messages of Pope Francis.

Meanwhile, Go Daddy has released statistics following the announcement that saw 100’s of new domain names registered through the company following the announcement that included keywords relating to the new Pope, including Pope, Francis, Bergoglio and Habemus Papam.

Within the first hour, 479 domain names were registered through the company, over 100 within the first 10 minutes of the announcement.

The domain name of PopeFrancis.com was also registered by a customer through Go Daddy in April 2010, it has revealed.

Around 7 million tweets are said to have sent about the new Pontiff, according to Twitter.

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