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  • X Factor 2 spoiler? Show registers domain names of some contestants

    1. BY - Aug 10, 2012
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    Names of some X Factor 2 contestants are registered.

    X Factor 2A number of personal names were recently registered by brand protection company DNStinations/Mark Monitor. It took me a while to figure out what they were up to. But it appears all of the names are those of X Factor 2 contestants.

    I’ve never watched the show before, but it appears the second season (for the U.S.) is ready to kick off on TV this fall. I’m not sure why the show’s producers selected these particular names to register, but perhaps a fan can chime in here and say if this gives away any of the upcoming results.

    Regardless, registering these names was a really smart move for the show’s producers. How many times did we see an American Idol contestant’s domain get registered as they rose to stardom on the show?

    Here are the registered names:

    Ally Brook: allybrook.com
    Arin ray: arinrayofficial.com
    Austin Corini: austincoriniofficial.com
    Beatrice Miller: beatricemillerofficial.com
    Bianca Barnes: biancabarnes.com, lyricbiancabarnes.com
    Brandon Hassan: brandonhassan.com
    Camila Cabello: camilacabello.com
    Carli Manchaca: carlimanchaca.com
    Carli Rayne: carlirayne.com, carlyroseofficial.com, carlyrosesoneclar.com
    Cece Frey: cecefrey.com
    Celbi Manchaca: celbimanchaca.com,
    Celbi Rheygan: celbirheygan.com
    Cirby Manchaca: cirbymanchaca.com
    Daryl Black: darylblackofficial.com
    Dave Correy: davecorrey.com, davidcorreyofficial.com
    Diamond White: diamondwhiteofficial.com
    Dinah Jane: dinah-jane.com, dinah-janehansen.com
    Drew Chadwick: drewchadwickofficial.com
    Eli Brown: elibrownofficial.com, eliowenbrown.com, eliowenbrownofficial.com
    Empires Nallies: empiresnallies.com
    James Tanner: jamestannerofficial.com, jimtannerofficial.com
    Jason Brock: jasonbrockofficial.com
    Jemelle Joseph: jemellejoseph.com
    Jennel Garcia: jennelgarciaofficial.com, jessehamiltonofficial.com
    John Maxwell: johnmaxwellofficial.com, johnnymaxwellofficial.com
    Josh Metzler: joshmetzlerofficial.com
    Julien Joseph: julienjosephofficial.com
    Keaton Stromberg: keatonstrombergofficial.com
    Lauren Jauregui: laurenjauregui.com
    Nick Youngerman: nickyoungerman.com
    Normani Hamilton: normanihamilton.com
    Owen Stuard: owenstuartofficial.com
    Paige Thomas: paigethomasmusic.com
    Reed Deming: reeddemingofficial.com
    Tara Simon: tarasimonofficial.com
    Tate Stephens: tatestephens.com
    Vino Alan: vinoalanofficial.com
    Wesley Stromgberg: wesleystromberg.com, wesstromberg.com
    Willie Jones: williejonesofficial.com

    I’m sure there are other variations of these names; these are just the ones I picked up.

4 Comments
  • If the show hasn’t started yet, then these are spoilers, yes. If it follows the same format as the UK version, you don’t normally find out the names of the finalists for several weeks.

    (It’s a guilty pleasure)

  • but now the million dollar question…

    are they going to hand over ALL of these domains to their rightful owners or are they going to keep some/all of them or try to make some kind of “deal” to hand them over?

    my gut feeling is that all will not go well here. as a contestant i would be peeved that the producers didn’t tell ME to spend $10 to register it defensively.

    maybe we might see a UDRP or two out of this in future. and since they were clearly registered “for” them i would think (hope) that they would win easily too.

  • A cautionary tale to aspiring “stars”: REGISTER YOUR BIRTH NAME…AND ALL ALIASES YOU MAY USE.

    It’s just smart business.

  • so these are the contestants soon to be websites?

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