I saw Sex In The City over the weekend (it was just OK if you liked the series), and noticed the web addresses they tossed around. Carrie’s homepage is carriebradshaw.com, which is really live, but is the perfect movie prop: it looks good on screen, but there’s no real content. It’s just enough to let an actor click around a little.
A significant email address in the movie was at jjpny.com, which is registered to New Line Productions, but has no web page. I wonder if email sent to firstname.lastname@example.org will go anywhere?
This reminds me of the classic debate over invalid IP addresses appearing in movies. Are they just mistakes by ignorant propmasters, or like phone numbers starting with 555, purposefully invalid so that fans won’t bother a hapless civilian?
With domain names, it’s a little easier, since you can actually register the fake names you want to use...
jjpny.com ANY record not found, server failure
The domain jjpny.com does not point to any server at all, thus mail will not go anywhere.
My name is Jay Taylor, I am the Director of Production at New Line Productions.
All Communication and technologies used have been implemented in a correct and lawful manner.
If person/s has/have any issues with this, please contact our complaints department. Details are provided below.
Complaints: Tel, 0800 201 0 201 - E-mail, email@example.com.
Director of Production.
@ New Line Productions, Inc.
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