June 09, 2006

Avatar, the movie

Saw this Gamespot article which speculates that James Cameron's next film is none other than the long-awaited Avatar, and that he's building a massively multiplayer online game while making the movie.

There's also this BusinessWeek article.

One data point the articles don't mention: the domain name. I went and checked. "avatarmovie.com" is taken. (So is avatar-movie.com but that's, I beleve, something else.)

Here's the WHOIS report:

  Domain Name: AVATARMOVIE.COM
   Registrar: REGISTER.COM, INC.
   Whois Server: whois.register.com
   Referral URL: http://www.register.com
   Name Server: DNS24.REGISTER.COM
   Name Server: DNS23.REGISTER.COM
   Status: REGISTRAR-LOCK
   EPP Status: clientUpdateProhibited
   EPP Status: clientTransferProhibited
   EPP Status: clientDeleteProhibited
   Updated Date: 06-Oct-2005
   Creation Date: 02-Jun-2005
   Expiration Date: 02-Jun-2010
   . . . . 

   Registrant:
      c/o Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman Machtinger & Kinsella LLP
      Sandra Del Pilar
      1900 Avenue of the Stars, 21st Floor
      Los Angeles, CA 90067
      US
      Email: sdelpilar@ggfirm.com

   Registrar Name....: REGISTER.COM, INC.
   Registrar Whois...: whois.register.com
   Registrar Homepage: www.register.com

   Domain Name: avatarmovie.com

      Created on..............: Thu, Jun 02, 2005
      Expires on..............: Wed, Jun 02, 2010
      Record last updated on..: Sat, Feb 25, 2006

   Administrative Contact:
      c/o Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman Machtinger & Kinsella LLP
      Sandra Del Pilar
      1900 Avenue of the Stars, 21st Floor
      Los Angeles, CA 90067
      US
      Phone: (310) 201-7430
      Email: sdelpilar@ggfirm.com

   Technical Contact:
      Register.Com
      Domain Registrar
      575 8th Avenue 11th Floor
      New York, NY 10018
      US
      Phone: 1-902-7492701
      Email: domain-registrar@register.com

   DNS Servers:

   dns23.register.com
   dns24.register.com

Interestingly, Greenberg Glusker is no stranger to movies or video games. Here's a writeup of a presentation they just gave last month at E3.

But even more interestingly, check this out. On the firm's "Entertainment - Transactional" page, there's the fact that the firm represents . . .

. . . wait for it . . .

. . . James Cameron.

Here's a screen grab of that section of the page (just in case The Firm changes it):

Me, I think he's doing Avatar. :-)

Posted by brian at June 9, 2006 11:10 PM

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