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{Rumor Mill} WHOIS behind Gremlins3.com and Gremlins3.co.uk?

The last couple weeks have been somewhat exciting regarding the possibility of Gremlins 3 becoming closer to reality due to some internet rumors.

A new piece of the puzzle has been flooding my inbox thanks to you readers regarding Warner Brothers parking a Gremlins 3 domain.
It seems that the previously unowned domains Gremlins3.com and Gremlins3.co.uk have been registered recently, and here is what we know:

 

WHOIS lookup for Gremlins3.com

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Registrant:
Domain Name Administrator
Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
4000 Warner Blvd.
Burbank CA 91522
US
 DELETED FOR PRIVACY +1.818XXXXXFax: +1.818XXXXX


Domain Name: gremlins3.com

Registrar Name: Markmonitor.com
Registrar Whois: whois.markmonitor.com
Registrar Homepage: http://www.markmonitor.com

Administrative Contact:
Domain Name Administrator
Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
4000 Warner Blvd.
Burbank CA 91522
US
 DELETED FOR PRIVACY +1.818XXXXXFax: +1.818XXXXX
Technical Contact, Zone Contact:
Domain Name Technician
Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
4000 Warner Blvd.
Burbank CA 91522
US
 DELETED FOR PRIVACY)
Phone: +1.818XXXXXX Fax: +1.818XXXXXX

Created on…………..: 2009-07-31.
Expires on…………..: 2011-07-31.
Record last updated on..: 2009-11-11.

Domain servers in listed order:

ns2.warnerbros.com
ns.warnerbros.com

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What does this mean? Find out after the jump!

Let’s take a look at what this all means. Firstly we know this domain was registered by Warner Bros, as it gives direct contact info for a “Domain Name Administrator” that works at WB.

Secondly, and probably most importantly, the company doing the registration of Gremlins3.com is MarkMonitor, a company specializing in trademark and brand protection.  The domain was registered July, 31, 2009 which means it predates the 3-D rumor by about 6 months.

It seems that there may have been something that caused WB to want to protect the Gremlins3.com domain. This could mean anything, from them thinking about making a new film, to simply revisiting trademarks for protection.

Well that settles that, there is no proof of new film activity there.
However it is interesting that Gremlins3.co.uk has been registered as well.
Let’s look at that info:

Domain name:
gremlins3.co.uk

Registrant:
Daniel Bayes

Registrant type:
UK Individual

Registrant’s address:
The registrant is a non-trading individual who has opted to have their
address omitted from the WHOIS service.

Registrar:
Webfusion Ltd t/a 123-Reg.co.uk [Tag = 123-REG]
URL: http://www.123-reg.co.uk

Relevant dates:
Registered on: 25-Jan-2010
Renewal date: 25-Jan-2012
Last updated: 25-Jan-2010

Registration status:
Registration request being processed.

Name servers:
ns.123-reg.co.uk
ns2.123-reg.co.uk

WHOIS lookup made at 20:42:20 01-Feb-2010


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This coincides with the Gremlins 3-D rumor nearly to the day. It also has absolutely no connection to Warner Brothers or anyone affiliated with the films. It seems this person is doing exactly what Warner Brothers attempted to prevent by registering Gremlins3.com, which is grab the domain and sit on it .

So does this mean that Gremlins 3 Isn’t happening?
No, it just means that Warner Brothers are interested in protecting their trademarks, which is reasonable without a doubt. If there ever  is a Gremlins 3, they now have the domain so they don’t need to fight some domain name “Squatter” for it.

Thanks for the tips folks! Keep them coming!

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22 responses to “{Rumor Mill} WHOIS behind Gremlins3.com and Gremlins3.co.uk?

  1. Lanny D. Crepit March 19, 2010 at 9:52 am

    Unrelated yet again:

    French NES Gremlins 2 Commercial featuring Mario:

    http://www.ina.fr/pub/culture-et-loisirs/video/PUB3784175147/nintendo-gremlins-console-jeu-video

  2. gizmo lover February 22, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    buy some gremliny stuff and make a shop here!

  3. gizmo lover February 22, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    and i luv gizmo! buy some gremliny stuff then make a shop here!

  4. Gizmo lover February 20, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    Well, a movie 30 years after the first, it would be first time in history

  5. Lucifersam February 20, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    I stopped hopping now.
    Always news, always rumor, and still nothing.

    I will start believe there will be a third when they will tell “The shoot started”.

  6. gizmo lover February 19, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    plus when will you update? its been weeks. at least put the game play for the lost games.

    • JP Cupertino February 19, 2010 at 5:34 pm

      The gameplay videos I have seen I cannot post, as I do not have permission from the original creators. The content does not belong to me, similar to the actual films so I cannot post it. If you are interest in the videos, I suggest contacting someone that worked with Light And Shadow Productions during the period when Gremlins was developed. I apologize for the inablity to get the video out there, but it is out of my hands.

  7. Lanny White February 18, 2010 at 12:18 am

    New BT shorts:


  8. gizmo lover February 17, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    oh and, their are many events to make us 1 step closer to g 3: cartoonnet wrok playing gremlins 1/2 (they play wb movies and already played an old pg 13movie),
    a play about the gremlins, games, shows, and other stuff
    /i plan to make the play, sicne u get in touch with the media way beter than me, then why dont u try geting gremlins or gremlins 2 on cartoonnetwork?

  9. Gizmo lover February 6, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    Cool, so liKe some movies they have sites and Wb made a sit for G3 but kept it secret untill d right time?

  10. Gizmo lover February 1, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    So a uk web site tried to steal the trademark???

    • JP Cupertino February 15, 2010 at 9:42 am

      No they simply are sitting on the domain so that if a gremlins 3 does happen they can try and sell the gremlins3.co.uk domain name for a ton of money. It is a very common practice.

      • gizmo lover February 17, 2010 at 5:34 pm

        so, they made a website and are holding it untill their is a G 3?

      • gizmo lover February 20, 2010 at 9:09 am

        so, WB made a site for gremlins 3, and that means it may happen?
        if a site fro a movie is created, public or not, the movie will happen

      • JP Cupertino February 20, 2010 at 10:06 am

        Well it doesn’t mean that a movie will definitely happen. It just means they are making sure no one else can take the domain. It is a common practice as I have said before and we should be careful not to read too much into this. It does, however mean that they are aware that gremlins3.com may be a domain that could be worth money if someone were to squat it and it ever be needed by WB in the future

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