One day last week, a Facebook friend added me to a group. Immediately, I went to the group to investigate who they were and what they were about. I found the page to be critical of the Catholic Church. One of the links listed on the page pointed to a website called Godlike Productions. The site deals with “UFOs, Conspiracy Theorists, and Lunatic Fringe”. The link on the Facebook Page, directed to a post entitled “Ermm….you know what’s the official site of the Vatican??? Tis is really weird…”. In the post, they go on to write: “But, if you write the name antichrist (yes, you heard that correct), guess to what page you are also transeferred:”
Instead of following the link, I typed the word antichrist backwards and added the .com, so I typed: “tsirhcitna.com”. The domain directs one to the Vatican website. I was very disturbed that someone would try to attack the Church in such a hostile way.
Later that evening, I did some research. I did a Who Is search on Networksolutions. The result is who owns the domain, who the registrar is, where the domain is hosted and contact information. I made copies of the results in pdf and jpg. The registration is set to private, so there is no way of knowing who owns the domain. I next called Godaddy.com to see if they could help me out. The person I spoke with confirmed that the domain was on their servers, but he could not tell me more and suggested that I eMail firstname.lastname@example.org. I sent an eMail out to them July 25, 2011 at 9:57 PM, but have not heard back and the domain still points to the Vatican.
Maybe if enough of us complain something will be done. I wonder what they would do if someone did something similar to Muslims, Jews or against a minority group? My eMail to Godaddy was sent out almost 6 days about with no response, so I felt that more voices would help.