Ubisoft adds many “online” domains like FarCryonline.com, WatchDogsonline.com

Rainbow Six Online

Last year, Ubisoft revealed it would launch the free-to-play PC game Ghost Recon Online some time in 2012 that will be supported by micro transactions.  The free-to-play model has been part of Ubisoft’s counter to the piracy problem.

Now, Ubisoft has gone off and registered a dozen domains with “online” in the name like RainbowSixOnline.com (Whois) and SplinterCellOnline.com (Whois), hinting at the possibility of releasing several more free-to-play versions of its games.

The list of newly registered domains includes:

AnnoOnline.com
BlazingAngelsOnline.com
FarCryOnline.com
LapinsCretinsOnline.com
RabbidsOnline.com
RainbowSixOnline.com
RavingRabbidsOnline.com
RaymanOnline.com
RocksmithOnline.com
SplinterCellOnline.com
WatchdogsOnline.com
YourShapeOnline.com

All of the domains appear to have been registered on June 27, 2012.  According to Whois History, many of the names had been registered before, but then expired and became available again.

While none of these titles have been officially confirmed by Ubisoft, the company did announce that Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Online would also be released on the Wii U.  So, it’s entirely possible if these games see the light of day, once Ubisoft gets the games right on the PC, it will launch them on the Wii U as well.

Currently, each domain name resolves to a parked page on Gandi.net.

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