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My first question is Does 123 give me a site to build? Thanks in advance for any answer. Another question I got... I was just watching a commercial for a new movie and started thinking. Ut Oh.

Has anyone ever or know anyone who has ever sold a movie HostGator that hollywood used to advertise it? For the hell of it I checked and anything to do with sopranos and movie are gone..

Comments (9)

Of course! but you might want to make sure and wait for another commenter to confirm my answer as I am unsure of myself. Better yet, why don't you ask the 123 reg guys because they can give you help better...

Comment #1

I've seen studios that just use their own websites, & just make a new directory for their new movies as well rather then buying a new domain..

Comment #2

Flip it, methinks....

I am more used to seeing.




Comment #3

Yes, I also find it common to see movies advertise their urls with "movie" or "themovie" affixed to the title at the end....

My impression about these kinds of names is that the big studios would not spend a dime to buy these names off you, but would rather spend thousands more to teach you a lesson.....

Comment #4

I'd have to agree with Razor. I usually see stuff like

But how are you going to find out what's coming out? You are gonna need inside sources because by the time you see an ad they have already set up a site..


Comment #5

I saw a site that had all the movies that were probably maybes coming out in 2 years if so once. I should have bookmarked it...

Comment #6

I think worth noting is the new movie "Surf's Up"..

The HostGator used to promote the movie is When I first saw the previews I thought it must have been an aftermarket purchase. It's a Sony pictures movie and Sony has been known to use the format WHOIS:.


SPDE HostGator Names Inc..

Domain Name:

Registrar Name:

Registrar Whois:

Administrative Contact:.

Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc..

Created on..............: 1995-Mar-20..

Expires on..............: 2008-Mar-21..

Record last updated on..: 2006-Dec-30.

Maybe someone can pull up the WHOIS history of this name and see if Sony did buy it aftermarket. If so, hopefully the rest of Hollywood will realize the value of a short, easy to remember & spell name instead of a hyphenated or /moviedirectory...

Comment #7 < Found some "future releases" (Sometimes with tentative names) with variations not yet registered..

Caveat emptor - something disclaimerish this way comes!.

<Not suggesting you register movie names - I can think of faster ways to get your first C&D>.


Comment #8

Not all movie domains need movie or themovie, there are probably some non tm'd words you could register ahead of time with inside knowledge to whats coming out. I have seen actors talk about "I'm shooting a movie right now with so and so called (whatever)" and this is where a little luck could come into play if you paid attention to interviews on extra and the tonight shows etc...

Comment #9

Even then though they could still get around you..

I mean if I registered they could easily register So, you'd have to register at least 4 domains.and the movie could be a total flop..

Does anyone have any history on selling movie name domains..


Comment #10

This question was taken from a support group/message board and re-posted here so others can learn from it.