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Fox Registers Conan O'Brien Website - Maybe

1/19/2010 5:09 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Fox has just purchased Conan O'Brien -- at least it appears that way.

Fox Registers Conan O'Brien Website - Maybe

A week ago today, Fox registered the domain name CONANONFOX.COM.

As we already reported, Fox is interested in hiring Conan for a late night gig. And, as we also reported, under Conan's separation agreement with NBC, he'll have to sit it out until September before hosting another show.

By the way, when you click on CONANONFOX.COM, it redirects you to a Twitter page which shows Conan on Fox. You must have a Twitter account to access the page.

Fox Registers Conan O'Brien Website - Maybe

The registrant of CONANONFOX.COM is the Intellectual Property Department of Twentieth Century Fox.

UPDATE:
There are rumblings at Fox that the network did not register the URL. We can't get anyone to go on the record and say that, but we're told top bananas are scrambling to figure it out.

UPDATE: A FOX spokesperson now tells TMZ the company did not purchase the domain name nor did it redirect traffic. FOX believes a third party is responsible and they've contacted the registrar to get to the bottom of it.

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31.

Wellington    

Linda, Jay had the same amount of viewers at 10 as it did at 11:35 and he was there 4 months less than Conan who had the whole summer and less competition to gain viewers.

Conan had the same amount of viewers at 11:35 that he did at 12:35 when he was beginning to lose viewers to Craig Ferguson.

So Conan fans need to blame themselves for not watching Conan all those months (7).

1707 days ago
32.

Alex    

6. Good, take the money and go, I dont feel sorry for him at all, his fans should get a life,he was fired because his show sucked....
Posted at 3:17PM on Jan 19th 2010 by rico

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No, he got fired because he refused to move the Tonight Show to 12:05 am and destroy it in the process. And Conan's fans have more of a life than Jay's fans. In fact, Jay's fans are clinging onto their last years of life. They ride their Hoverounds into their living rooms to adjust the rabbit ears on their black and white TVs just in time for Jay's show. With their Life Alert alarms ready in case they can't manage to dial 911 on their rotary dial phones with their arthritic fingers after they fall and can't get up!

1707 days ago
33.

Moxy    

Actually, John C, NBC registers sites like "TONIGHTSHOW.COM" with GoDaddy. I can't find a FOX site that is registered with GoDaddy, though, but it's not impossible.

1707 days ago
34.

studiocitykevin    

FOX is going to be the best network, they will have Conan, he is awesome!!!

1707 days ago
35.

Civrock    

That Twitter page as well as the domain registration are so obviously fake, it's not even funny. Come on, TMZ.

1707 days ago
36.

G Williams    

ConanonFox.com now goes to http://twitter.com/the3wolves

@conanonfox Tweet 15 mins ago: "Triumph means many things to many different people"- SoSH. Stay tuned.

1707 days ago
37.

paula    

Just tired to find it in Twitter - Twitter took it down - NOT REAL PEOPLE

1707 days ago
38.

MR    

Government Research / Funding Scandal

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1707 days ago
39.

DC    

I agree with the comments about Conan going over to FOX...maybe as an unpaid guest to help host a show!??? HMMM, there are so many possibilities!

1707 days ago
40.

TheFinalMan    

I hope NBC fails as a network. How long can they survive with only one day of quality programming each week (their Thursday night comedy lineup)? That network seriously needs new leadership if it plans to get viewers anytime soon. Too bad it wasn't done sooner so they could've left Conan in his rightful position and spared America this idiotic glorification of Jay Leno.

1707 days ago
41.

Mark    

You guys need to do some INVESTIGATIVE reporting. Hell, hire me and I'll tell you this is a fake. Why?

Registrant:
Domains by Proxy, Inc.
DomainsByProxy.com
15111 N. Hayden Rd., Ste 160, PMB 353
Scottsdale, Arizona 85260
United States

Domain Name: CONANONFOX.NET
Created on: 19-Jan-10
Expires on: 19-Jan-11
Last Updated on: 19-Jan-10

Administrative Contact:
Private, Registration
Domains by Proxy, Inc.
DomainsByProxy.com
15111 N. Hayden Rd., Ste 160, PMB 353
Scottsdale, Arizona 85260
United States
(480) 624-2599 Fax -- (480) 624-2598

Technical Contact:
Private, Registration
Domains by Proxy, Inc.
DomainsByProxy.com
15111 N. Hayden Rd., Ste 160, PMB 353
Scottsdale, Arizona 85260
United States
(480) 624-2599 Fax -- (480) 624-2598

Domain servers in listed order:
NS05.DOMAINCONTROL.COM
NS06.DOMAINCONTROL.COM
ICANN Registrar:GODADDY.COM, INC.Created:2010-01-19
Expires:2011-01-19
Updated:2010-01-19
Registrar Status:
clientDeleteProhibited
clientRenewProhibited
clientTransferProhibited
clientUpdateProhibited
Name Server:NS05.DOMAINCONTROL.COM
(has 24,204,267 domains)
NS06.DOMAINCONTROL.COM
(has 24,204,267 domains)
Whois Server:whois.godaddy.comGeneral
TLDs:
ConanOnFox.com (registered and no website)
ConanOnFox.net (registered and active website)
ConanOnFox.org (never registered before)
ConanOnFox.biz (never registered before)
ConanOnFox.info (never registered before)
ConanOnFox.us (never registered before)

If you look at the websites other than Conanonfox.com, you will see it go to a Godaddy.com web page.

This means some yahoo looked up the DNS registration information for fox's webpages, and then registered Conanonfox using the same information, and then created a fake twitter account.

It's just a person on Team Coco looking to start some rumors.

1707 days ago
42.

redE2retire    


No, he got fired because he refused to move the Tonight Show to 12:05 am and destroy it in the process. And Conan's fans have more of a life than Jay's fans. In fact, Jay's fans are clinging onto their last years of life. They ride their Hoverounds into their living rooms to adjust the rabbit ears on their black and white TVs just in time for Jay's show. With their Life Alert alarms ready in case they can't manage to dial 911 on their rotary dial phones with their arthritic fingers after they fall and can't get up!

Posted at 3:57PM on Jan 19th 2010 by Alex

Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2010/01/19/twentieth-century-fox-registers-conan-obrien-website-conanonfoxcom-nbc-jay-leno-jeff-zucker/2#comments#ixzz0d5yaVhsq

Can you see me through the tv? Oh, wait, I can't be typing this on the computer because old people don't use them.




Joking - my screen name refers to my mental and emotional readiness. I probably am older than most of y'all, though.

1707 days ago
43.

jm    

Loves me some Conan. Only time I watch NBC, besides watching Chuck.

1707 days ago
44.

Fred Farkel    



LMAO

You good folks know that Glenn Beck and Bill O'Reilly are bringing in the big bucks to fund Conan now don't you???

:-O

1707 days ago
45.

Stormz    

Hey TMZ,

You got PUNK'D! Did you even check this story out? I checked the Registrar and it doesn't show that TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX owns it, it shows some dude in Arizona registered it a week ago and if you go to the url it doesn't take you anywhere except Godaddy!

1707 days ago
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