Archives for January 2013

Square Enix registers ‘Blood Masque’ domains – BloodMasque.com, .net

Two new domain registrations this week suggest Square Enix has a new title in the works. On January 29, 2013, Square Enix registered the domains BloodMasque.com (WHOIS) and BloodMasque.net (WHOIS). Beyond the names, there is no information at this point about the title "Blood Masque", so it's … [Read more...]

Ubisoft planning a Splinter Cell: Shadownet spin-off? Domains registered

Although Ubisoft is planning to release Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist in August 2013, it appears the video game company may have something in the works for SHADOWNET, the quick and agile spies that are one of the playable teams in the Pandora Tomorrow and Chaos Theory multiplayer … [Read more...]

WiiU.com domain expires (Nintendo still doesn’t own it long after announcement) [UPDATED]

UPDATE February 19, 2013: According to DNW, Nintendo has filed a cybersquatting complaint with World Intellectual Property Forum over the domain name: Wiiu.com. ORIGINAL STORY: Nintendo announced the Wii U more than a year and a half ago at E3 2011.  Incredibly, the company made the announcement … [Read more...]

EA buying up Battledrome domains, game originally published in the nineties

Electronic Arts has been quietly buying up "Battledrome" domains, according to recent name acquisitions made through the brand protection agency Corporation Service Company (CSC). In early January, the domain Battledrome.com (WHOIS) switched owners from a resident of Australia to CSC.  Though … [Read more...]

Twitter files dispute over Twitter.org, domain being used for scam surveys

Twitter has filed a complaint with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) over the domain name Twitter.org.  Today, people who type Twitter.org into their internet browser are sent to a web page that looks confusingly similar to the popular microblogging site.  A landing page appears … [Read more...]

Is Warner registering Arkham domains for the next Batman movie or video game?

Last year, Cosmic Book News reported that we could expect a new Batman film in 2016 based on the popular Batman: Arkham Asylum video game. While there hasn't been much talk about the Batman reboot since the rumors began, it appears this week that Warner Bros. is trying to secretly buy up domain … [Read more...]

Blizzard Entertainment takes ownership of mysterious Heroes of Warcraft domain

Blizzard Entertainment has taken ownership of the domain HeroesofWarcraft.com. Back in November 2012, the gaming company filed a complaint with the National Arbitration Forum (NAF) against the owner, setting off speculation about the company's future plans and rumblings that Warcraft IV might be … [Read more...]

Riot Games continues scooping up domains, this time “eSports” names

Riot Games looks to be expanding its online presence.  This week already the game studio registered the name ChampionshipSeriesLeague.com, but that's not all.    Riot has bought up even more domains, this time names centered around "league" and "esports", like LeagueeSports.com (WHOIS) and … [Read more...]

Riot Games registers the domain name ChampionshipSeriesLeague.com

In August 2012, Riot Games announced The League of Legends Championship Series, a global league of the top professional, salaried teams that features multiple matches per week and playoff events leading up to the World Championship. As players begin to battle for spots in the League of Legends … [Read more...]

Is Riot Games working on a top secret game project called “Project 425”?

Sometime in the mid-2000s, the domain name Project425.com was privately registered through the registrar Melbourne IT.  The organization behind the registration was unknown until November 2008, when the Whois record showed Riot Games President Marc Merrill as the name's owner. Merrill continued … [Read more...]