The $1 billion acquisition talk that last week spread across the web has seemed to have died down. No more clues have been dropped as to who the mystery buyer will be, but TechCrunch’s sources point to Electronic Arts.
No real interesting news this week on PopCap except for MumboJumbo filing new motions in court to ensure it gets paid a multi-million dollar settlement awarded in 2010, even if PopCap is sold.
However, if you find domain name registrations interesting, PopCap has made some new purchases since rumors of an acquisition hit the web.
On June 24, the company registered three names: popcapsf.com, popcapsf.net, and popcapsf.org.
PopCap Games, Inc.
2401 4th Avenue, Suite 300
Seattle WA 98121
Domain Name: popcapsf.com
Registrar Name: Markmonitor.com
Registrar Whois: whois.markmonitor.com
Registrar Homepage: http:// www. markmonitor.com
Created on…………..: 2011-06-24.
Expires on…………..: 2013-06-24.
Record last updated on..: 2011-06-29.
So, what might be in store for these domains?
It’s really all speculation at this point, but companies generally don’t register a web address in the top three endings unless they have plans for a website of some sort.
PopCap has offices all around the world including San Francisco where Zynga is headquartered, and it recently acquired the San Francisco-based social game developer ZipZapPlay.
Popcapsf.com switched name servers yesterday, transferring from popcap.com to dnsmadeeasy.com, but no website is online as of yet.
For PopCap fans: the company launched a blog in mid June that went unreported. However, there is only one post published at this point.
The company’s other recent domain registrations for the month of June include:
Guess we’ll have to wait a little longer to see what the plans are for PopCap.