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...]

Facebook registers Studio Edge domains on the same day of Camera App launch

Facebook just introduced Camera, a new mobile app that makes using Facebook photos faster and easier.  And on the very same day of the announcement, it appears Facebook privately registered Facebook Studio Edge domain names like FacebookStudioEdge.com. On May 24, 2012, the dotcom, dotnet and … [Read more...]

Google was buyer of Wallet.com domain

Back in June 2011, DotWeekly editor Jamie Zoch spotted a change in the Whois records of the domain name Wallet.com.  Jamie speculated that either Zynga or Google was the buyer of the domain, which was privately registered making it difficult to know the owner's identity. As of today, the buyer is … [Read more...]

What is Google’s RoboHornet?

It may be nothing, it may be something.  But what is known is that Google privately registered the domain names RoboHornet.com and RoboHornet.org on February 17, 2012, then removed the Whois privacy and transferred the domains to its own name servers a week later. RoboHornet.com (Whois) and … [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...]

SkylandersPatriots.com domain registration by Activision adds to mystery

Almost a week after I first reported that Activision had purchased several "Skylanders Giants" domain names like skylandersgiants.com and skylandersgiantsgame.com, it appears the video game company has registered another new Skylanders domain, further adding to the mystery of the company's future … [Read more...]

Take-Two registers Death to Founders, Vox Populi domains for Bioshock Infinite

It appears Take-Two Interactive Software is going to ramp up online marketing for its upcoming first-person shooter Bioshock Infinite that is set to be released later this year. On January 23, 2012, the video game publisher registered the domains DeathtotheFounders.com (Whois), DeathtotheVox.com … [Read more...]

Domains show Activision may create a new game called “Skylanders Giants”

Activision, which is a known client of the internet brand protection company MarkMonitor, has apparently gone on a small buying spree for "Skylanders Giants" domain names, hinting that a new game is in the works. On January 19, the video game company that released Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure … [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...]

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...]