Disney has gone out and registered domain names for a yet to be announced project called Star Wars Attack Squadrons.
Most of the names were registered under LucasFilm through the brand protection agency Corporation Service Company (CSC).
Though it’s unknown whether “Star Wars Attack Squadrons” will be a movie, a theme park ride, or some other product, it’s possible a video game is in the works with the same title.
Earlier this year, Electronic Arts and Disney signed a multi-year agreement for EA to develop Star Wars games. And it may be nothing more than a coincidence, but EA is the registrant of AttackSquadron.com (WHOIS) and AttackSquadron.net (WHOIS), which do not resolve to a web page. EA has owned the names for years according to WHOIS historical records.
For now, it will have to remain speculation, though considering the number of domains that were registered, Disney seems very interested in protecting this intellectual property.
Here are just some of the domain registrations made under LucasFilm:
The above list is not an exhaustive list. The same names also appear to have been registered in the .biz and .co.uk extensions.
The names were all registered on July 26, 2013, but none resolve to a web page at the time of this story.
In the past 24 hours, they were moved over from CSC’s domain servers to Disney’s.
Disney has yet to announce anything official.
UPDATE 1 August 16, 2013: So far, nothing has surfaced at this point to explain Disney’s plans behind “Star Wars Attack Squadrons”, but there has been a new development. The domain names, AttackSquadron.com and AttackSquadron.net, which EA has owned for years, changed registrants to CSC Corporate Domains, Inc. in the past 24 hours and were moved to Disney’s DNS servers on dig.com. You can look at the WHOIS records here and here to learn more.
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