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Is it EPISODE III: REVENGE OF THE SITH?

New report indicates domain is owned by Lucasfilm

By Patrick Sauriol     October 09, 2003
Source: TheForce.net


George Lucas arrives at the 2003 MTV Movie Awards copyright Sue Schneider
© 2003 Sue Schneider
Has Lucasfilm registered the domain listing REVENGE OF THE SITH in preparation for using it as the sub-title of STAR WARS EPISODE III? According to a reader of TheForce.net, the company has, and it's done so anonymously.

A Force.net reader apparently got confirmation from a representative working at the domain registrar Register.com that RevengeOfTheSith.net is owned by Lucasfilm Ltd. but was purchased by Register.com for Lucasfilm. A search on the WHOIS registry does indeed list Register.com as the owner of the RevengeOfTheSith.net name. This has further ignited speculation that Lucasfilm is using REVENGE OF THE SITH as a working title for EPISODE III.

That's precisely what we reported last June. Our source, connected to the entertainment industry, told us that this title was the one people were using for EPISODE III related business.

Before you embrace SITH as the "it has to be" title of EPISODE III, remember that the first two STAR WARS prequels employed working titles that were later discarded in favor of the films final sub-titles. Also, Lucasfilm has a long history of registering dozens of domains for STAR WARS characters, planets and equipment/devices just so it can ensure others don't grab the domain and use it for non-STAR WARS content.

There's also another monkey wrench that's part of this story: a quick lookup of RevengeOfTheSith.com indicates that domain is registered to a Los Angeles company called The Force Productions and not Register.com. Who are they and how do they fit into all of this?


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