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Warner Bros registers domains for Magic Mike 2 sequel

September 17, 2012Domaining, Domainnamewire, magic mike, Uncategorized, warner brosComments Off on Warner Bros registers domains for Magic Mike 2 sequel

Studio registers domain names after writer and star start talking.

Magic Mike 2A sequel to the male stripper movie Magic Mike is rumored to be in the works.

Here’s some fuel to add to the fire: Warner Brothers has registered a few domain names related to a possible sequel.

MagicMike2Movie.com
MagicMikeMovie2.com
MagicMikePart2.com

It could be that Warner Bros is just defensively registering these domain names after the movie’s writer and star starting talking about what they’d do in a sequel. Which brings up a good point: why don’t studios just register domains for sequels when they launch the initial movie? They can spend less than a hundred bucks and make sure no one squats on the domains.

Had Warner Bros. done that, they wouldn’t be dealing with something they are now: a New Jersey man registered MagicMike2.com back in July.


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Warner Bros buys Injustice.com for $7500 – a new online game?

May 24, 2012Domain Sales, Domaining, Domainnamewire, injustice.com, warner brosComments Off on Warner Bros buys Injustice.com for $7500 – a new online game?

Movie studio buys domain Injustice.com — for a new online game or movie?

Movie studio Warner Bros. has purchased the domain name Injustice.com for $7,500 through Afternic.

This is one of those domains with many uses, but that the owner must have known could end up being the title of a movie or game. It’s kind of like Invasion.com, which is in Sedo’s Great Domains auction this week. However, Injustice.com has a lot more commercial uses than Invasion.com.

It doesn’t appear that Warner Bros. has any announced movies named Injustice. There’s a documentary about class action lawsuits by this name that’s gaining steam, though. Perhaps the movie studio has bought the distribution rights.

There’s one more clue in the whois record that suggests and entirely different use. The DNS records for the domain have been set to ns1.dns.turbine.com. Turbine.com is owned by Turbine Games, a Warner Bros. company that hosts Lord of the Rings Online, Dungeons and Dragons Online, and Asheron’s Call.

I’ll let any movie buffs or online gamers chime in here if they know more.

[Update: Looks the game theory is right. See comments below.]


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Warner Bros Wants HappyFeet2.com Domain Name For Its Upcoming Sequel

July 15, 2011Domaining, Domainnamewire, happy feet 2, National Arbitration Forum, Policy & Law, warner brosComments Off on Warner Bros Wants HappyFeet2.com Domain Name For Its Upcoming Sequel

Company files for arbitration to get domain name.

Happy FeetWarner Bros is planning a sequel to its 2006 hit Happy Feet, and this time around it wants a good domain name for its movie web site.

The company has filed a complaint with National Arbitration Forum against the owner of the HappyFeet2.com domain name. Domain arbitration cases usually take 1-2 months, so they should have the domain name in time for the November theatrical release.

The domain name was actually originally registered in 2004 (before the release of the original movie) but has changed hands multiple times since then.

Warner Bros doesn’t own HappyFeet.com, which is used by a footwear store. It might be wise for it to look forward for once and register HappyFeet3.com. That domain was registered but has since become available for registration.


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Warner Bros Registers Hangover 3 Domain Names

June 4, 2011Domaining, Domainnamewire, hangover 2, hangover 3, Uncategorized, warner brosComments Off on Warner Bros Registers Hangover 3 Domain Names

Studio registers domain names in case another sequel comes to fruition.

Hangover 2With Hangover 2 grossing $200 million in its first five days and the director saying he’s planning a third installment of the comedy film, Warner Brothers has registered a number of domain names related to “Hangover 3″.

The company registered Hangover3movie.com, HangoverMovie3.com, Hangover-3.com, the-hangover-3.com, and theHangoverMovie3.com.

Unfortunately for Warner Bros, Hangover3.com is already registered to a Washington D.C. man.

But don’t expect the entertainment company to pay big bucks to the owner to get it. As I pointed out on a recent interview on NPR, movie companies rarely pay to get the “best” domain name for their films.

Want some proof? Hangover2.com is parked, while the official site for the latest films is HangoverPart2.WarnerBros.com.


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