Movie Trailer: Sacha Baron Cohen in The Dictator (Republic of Wadiya)
One of my favorite comedy movies of all time is Borat, starring comedian Sacha Baron Cohen. I recently learned that Cohen is starring in another movie coming out this summer, and I think the domain name choice is very interesting.
The movie is called The Dictator, and it looks hilarious (watch the movie preview trailer above). You might think they’d use TheDictator.com for the movie’s website, but that domain name is owned by Worldwide Media (Mike Berkens’ company), and it has been registered since back in 2003.
I don’t know if the movie producers reached out to Berkens to acquire this descriptive domain name, but they are using a creative domain name instead. The Dictator (Cohen) likely lives in a fictitious country called the Republic of Wadiya, and the movie website is RepublicofWadiya.com.
Kinda neat to use that domain name, although spelling might be an issue. I can’t wait to see the movie this summer!