Green Day show heads to Broadway; rock group wants domain name.
Alternative rock band Green Day has filed for arbitration to get the AmericanIdiot.com domain name. The timing of its arbitration request is not coincidental.
Green Day’s American Idiot album was released back in 2004 and won a Grammy for Best Rock Album in 2005. Hit singles from the album include “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” and “Wake Me Up When September Ends”.
So why go after the domain name now, five years later? Green Day’s American Idiot musical is heading to Broadway. The musical premiered at Berkeley Repertory Theatre and was extended multiple weeks. More information about the musical is at Rolling Stone. It makes sense that the group wants to get the domain name as the show grows in popularity.
The domain name changed ownership earlier this year to a Quebec address. Previous parking pages showed ads for Green Day tickets, but the current one is generic and focuses on the “American” aspect of the domain name.
The case should be resolved within a couple months.