|UK||CHURCH ANGER AT 'CALLOUS' DOMAIN NAME SALE|
A Scottish internet company has angered the Catholic Church by attempting to cash in on the Pope's death.
Glasgow start-up Domain Hypermarket is selling the web address www.popesfuneral.com and is looking for offers of more than $A40,100.
The church has described the move as "callous and exploitative" and is calling for tighter regulation of the internet.
Domain Hypermarket founder and managing director, Martin Newman, has defended the sale, saying: "I am in the business of selling domain names. I think there is a value in that address, albeit it is potentially morbid."
The company has 2,300 addresses for sale, 95% of which it owns, but a portion of which are sold for third parties.
Church spokesman Monsignor Tom Connolly said: "It is quite sad, but not at all surprising. There is nothing sacred now. Even in death, someone is trying to make a fast buck. There is no respect for anybody."