CallofDutyModernWarfare.com, doesn’t go to Activision after being released

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3

The owner of ModernWarfare3.com has managed to rack up nearly 7,000 “Likes” on Facebook for its unofficial fan site that looks a whole lot like the official MW3 site, but the bad news is most people Liking the page probably have no idea that the website is not an official Activision property. 

The fact is, Activision continues to blunder when it comes to domain names. 

Of course, the chore of registering domain names or getting them on the drop or aftermarket, is made all the more difficult by having the best video game franchise ever made and because there are plenty of people buying up every variation of the “Call of Duty” and “Modern Warfare” name.

The domain name callofdutymodernwarfare.com recently expired and was quickly scooped up by InTrust Domains on Thursday.

Domain: callofdutymodernwarfare.com

  Date Registered: 06/02/11
    Date Modified: 06/03/11
      Expiry Date: 06/02/12
                   DNS1: ns1.above.com
                   DNS2: ns2.above.com
  Registrant
                   InTrust Domains
                   Kenn Palm
                   11605 Meridian Market View                  
                   Falcon, CO (US)
                   80831
  Administrative Contact
                   InTrust Domains
                   Kenn Palm
                   11605 Meridian Market View                  
                   Falcon, CO (US)
                   80831

While Activision Publishing has never seemed all too interested in acquiring generic domains (bad news for owners of generics waiting for a big payday) or disputing domain names it missed out on (good news for squatters), it does own one of the best, callofduty.com. 

This week the company has been busy working on plans for its fall release of Call of Duty Elite, a premium online service for Call of Duty gamers. 

It’s also been registering domain names including callofduty-elite.org and callofduty-elite.net, according to DomainTools.

By the way, if you haven’t seen the Modern Warfare 3 trailer by The Onion — it has over 11 million views on YouTube.

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