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Top 10 Stories of 2011: #9 Sony confirms next James Bond title will be Skyfall


Number 9 in this year’s Top 10 stories is the story of the upcoming James Bond film Skyfall, which will land in theaters in November 2012.

On October 3, more than a dozen domain names having to do with Skyfall were registered. 

Though privately registered initially using DNStination Inc., what made these names special was that they were all registered through the internet brand protection company MarkMonitor, which is used by more than half the Fortune 100. 

The list of registrations, which today now show Sony Pictures as the owner in WHOIS records, included names like and 

Simply referred to as ‘Bond 23’ at the time, shortly after I published my story speculating the next Bond film would be called Skyfall, well over a dozen news sites mentioned my article including Access Hollywood, IGN, The Hollywood Reporter, and X17, to name a few.

On November 3, Sony officially confirmed the title as Skyfall.

Here’s a look at the full press conference, marking the start of the production.


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New James Bond film to be titled Skyfall? Domains privately registered [UPDATED]

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It appears the name controversy over the next James Bond film slated to release in November 2012 by MGM and Sony Pictures is now settled.

The film will be called Skyfall, according to several domain name registrations privately purchased through the brand protection company MarkMonitor this week.  MarkMonitor is the same company used by Sony Pictures for thousands of its own domain names, including (see Whois).

The domains include web addresses such as and

Here’s a complete list of registrations made on October 3 through the registrar MarkMonitor.

Need further proof these names belong to Sony Pictures?

The company registered other Skyfall movie names back in mid August like, that just transferred from the domain servers to Mark Monitor’s name servers.

Those earlier registrations include:,,, and

[Updated, Nov. 3:  Sony officially confirmed the title as Skyfall.]

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