As first reported in The Hollywood Reporter on December 1, 2016, Name Ninja President Bill Sweetman noticed that Oliver Stone’s domain name had expired due to human error. Sweetman, who is also a lifelong film fanatic, quickly put in place a plan to rescue the domain and return it to the filmmaker. In doing so, Sweetman helped restore Mr. Stone’s Website, which was taken offline for five weeks due to the domain expiring.
“I've long admired Oliver Stone's work, especially his fearlessness at tackling controversial subjects,” said Sweetman in his personal blog post about the rescue of OliverStone.com, adding “I didn't want this 19 year-old domain to fall into the wrong hands…”
Bill Sweetman has rescued domain names for numerous artists, pop culture icons, and organizations he admires, including Freddie Mercury, Phil Collins, 'Darth Vader' (Lucasfilm), and The Salvation Army.
OliverStone.com is now safely in the filmmaker’s hands, and Mr. Stone’s “The Oliver Stone Experience” Website is back online.