Electronic Arts (EA) already owns and operates Battlefield.com, a domain name it acquired in 2007 after using Marksmen, a service used by larger companies that describes itself as the go-to-firm for corporations who want to keep their identity and costs on the down low.
EA took official ownership of the domain Battlefield.com in late July of 2007 according to WHOIS records, and now the company has acquired the web address, Battlefield.net, as it looks to take on Activision’s Modern Warfare 3 with its launch of Battlefield 3 in October 2011, two weeks before Modern Warfare 3 hits stores.
The WHOIS records for Battlefield.net changed owners this week to EA.
Electronic Arts Inc.
209 Redwood Shores Parkway
Redwood City, CA 94065
Registrar Name….: CORPORATE DOMAINS, INC.
Registrar Whois…: whois.corporatedomains.com
Registrar Homepage: www.cscprotectsbrands.com
Domain Name: battlefield.net
Created on…………..: Thu, Feb 11, 1999
Expires on…………..: Wed, Feb 11, 2015
Record last updated on..: Fri, Jun 17, 2011
Could domain names play a part in the battle between Modern Warfare 3 and Battlefield 3 online? While that’s unlikely, if it were the case, Electronic Arts would likely win.
EA not only owns Battlefield.com, it also owns Battlefield3.com.
Activision, on other hand, doesn’t own ModernWarfare.com or ModernWarfare3.com.
Although, things might be changing when it comes to ModernWarfare3.com, as I pointed out earlier in the week.