Archives for November 2012

Blizzard Entertainment registers the domain name ProjectBlackstone.com [UPDATED]

Blizzard Entertainment has had quite a bit of activity lately on the domain front.  Earlier this month the company filed a complaint against the owner of HeroesofWarcraft.com.  Then this week, Blizzard registered the name ProjectBlackstone.com (WHOIS). ProjectBlackstone.com was at one time … [Read more...]

Warcraft IV? Blizzard Entertainment files complaint over HeroesofWarcraft.com

Over the past year, Blizzard Entertainment has made a number of domain acquisitions including StarCraft.com, nearly 15 years after the game's first release.  The company also registered the name WarcraftBattles.com just last month for unknown reasons. Now, Blizzard Entertainment is attempting to … [Read more...]

THQ to giveaway Metro 2033 for free, according to its newest domain names

In October, THQ allowed customers to purchase the first-person shooter Metro 2033 for half-off for an entire week. Now, it looks like THQ may sweeten the deal on Metro 2033 by giving it away for free, as the release date for Metro: Last Light draws closer and closer. This week THQ appears to have … [Read more...]

Citrix to unveil a new Cloud.com, company launches teaser web page

Citrix has put a teaser web page online at Cloud.com that says, "A new Cloud is on the horizon".  The website invites visitors to sign up for email updates to get a jump on access. Except for the one-page teaser, not much is known about the upcoming update. Cloud.com, which was originally … [Read more...]

EA put up $80K to buy Battlefield domain, owns all the way up to Battlefield9.com

Earlier this month Marchex announced it would be splitting into two companies, with Marchex becoming a pure play mobile advertising company and Archeo focusing on a premium domain and advertising marketplace. With the news came the announcement of the company's top 500 domain sales (PDF), one of … [Read more...]

League of Legends Fantasy League? Tencent owned ZAM registers domains

The idea of launching a fantasy league for online battle arena game "League of Legends" has been the subject of many forum messages on LeagueofLegends.com, so the idea is nothing new. But now it looks like a fantasy league is being developed by ZAM Network, a Tencent owned company that operates a … [Read more...]

No EarPods.com for Apple, but company acquires TheEarPod.com, EarPod.net

Apple has a poor track record when it comes to owning the matching domain names to new products that it announces. As pointed out by Michael Berkens of The Domains back in September, Apple missed out on acquiring EarPod.com and EarPods.com, nor did the company get AppleEarPods.com which was put … [Read more...]

PopCap’s parent Electronic Arts registers ‘Bookworm Heroes’ domain names

It's been a few years since PopCap Games has released a new Bookworms title, but it looks like something new may be on the way for the word-forming computer puzzle game, according to new domain registrations by PopCap's parent EA. On November 1, 2012, Electronic Arts registered several names like … [Read more...]

ZeniMax to launch new online store for games like Doom? (Domains registered)

ZeniMax Media registered several domains this week around the name "store" through the brand protection agency Corporation Service Company. According to WHOIS records, Bethesda Softworks' parent company ZeniMax picked up names like Bethsoftstore.com, Doomstore.net, ElderScrollsstore.com and … [Read more...]