KindleMother.com? Amazon secretly registers family member domain names

KindleChild.com, KindleFather.com, KindleMother.com, KindlePreteen.com - those are just a handful of the names that Amazon privately registered this week through the registrar Go Daddy. All of the names were registered to Domains By Proxy, Go Daddy's private registration service, but with a … [Read more...]

Amazon acquired KindleFireHD.com domain right before announcement

Unknown if Amazon shelled out big bucks or threatened legal action Domain first registered on Sept 28, '11, same day Kindle Fire announced Amazon revealed as owner even though name anonymously registered Has better domain record than Apple, which still doesn't own … [Read more...]

Looks like THQ has registered some “Stick of Truth” domain names

THQ squashed rumors of its demise last month.  Now, the game publisher has apparently registered a handful of domain names related to something called "The Stick of Truth". On February 7, 2012, the domain names Stickoftruth.com (Whois), TheStickoftruth.com (Whois) and TruthStick.com (Whois), were … [Read more...]

Columbia Pictures files dispute over FantasyIsland.com [UPDATED]

Last summer DotWeekly wrote about the domain name FantasyIsland.com selling in a Go Daddy expired domain auction for $22,005 USD.  The first comment made by a reader of the article was that the purchase was a waste of money. "What a waste of money IMO.  That purchase makes no sense unless you own … [Read more...]

Sequel may be closer as Activision secretly acquires BlackOps2.com domain

A sequel to Call of Duty: Black Ops, one of the best-selling games of all-time, may seem more likely as it appears Activision has secretly acquired the domain name blackops2.com. First registered in May 2010 shortly after Black Ops was announced, the domain remained under Whois privacy up until … [Read more...]

Zynga goes on domain buying spree for new Scramble with Friends app

On Thursday, Zynga announced the launch of the mobile social game Scramble With Friends, saying, "Scramble with Friends is a fast-paced, fun-packed game that combines the brain bending experience of Zynga’s original Scramble."  On the same day the social gaming company announced the game on its … [Read more...]

THQ will develop WWE Showdown into a videogame according to domain buy

Almost two weeks ago, PWInsider reported that WWE had filed a trademark application (Serial Number: 85482730) for WWE Showdown that covered video and computer games. As some had already speculated, it does appear WWE game publisher THQ will be releasing WWE Showdown as a videogame sometime in the … [Read more...]

ModernWarfare3.com owner revealed, Go Daddy’s Privacy removed during UDRP

The Battlefield 3 fanboy who has fueled the drama between Electronic Arts and Activision by re-directing ModernWarfare3.com to Battlefield.com has been officially revealed. Originally hidden behind Go Daddy's Domains By Proxy (DBP) service, it appears the registrar giant doesn't want to get … [Read more...]