Complaint Denied: Nintendo loses dispute over WiiU.com domain name [UPDATED]

In February, Nintendo of America filed a cybersquatting complaint against the owner of WiiU.com with the World Intellectual Property Organization, in what seemed like a slam dunk case for the video game company. A decision in WIPO Case Number D2013-0322 was posted to WIPO's website Saturday and … [Read more...]

Ubisoft pays undisclosed amount of cash to acquire Watch Dogs dot-com domain

Watch Dogs has been generating a lot of buzz in the video game community since it was first announced at E3 2012. Last June, on the very same day Ubisoft kicked off its E3 press conference and unveiled Watch Dogs, the company registered a bunch of new domains like WatchDogs2.com, WatchDogs3.com, … [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...]

Sony Pictures registers a slew of ‘Console War’ movie domain names

The next generation of console wars between Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft is set to begin as all three manufacturers are due to release a new console in the near future.  Nintendo plans to release the Wii U in 2012, while the PlayStation 4 and Xbox 720 are expected in 2013.  Adding to the "war of … [Read more...]

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

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 … [Read more...]

Avengers: Battle for Earth video game headed to consoles [UPDATED]

The Avengers video game looks to have a title --- Avengers: Battle for Earth. On May 3, 2012, a day before the film was released in the United States, the domain name avengersbattleforearth.com (Whois) was registered through the brand protection company MarkMonitor. The name was registered by … [Read more...]

Ubisoft Entertainment registers “Rayman Legends” domain names [UPDATED]

Last year, it was rumored that Nintendo would show off a new line of games at E3 for the Wii U (then referred to as "Project Cafe"). One of those games in the list by Ubisoft was a game called "Rayman Legends". Now, that game looks to be more official according to two new domain names registered … [Read more...]

Neither Sony, Nintendo, nor Microsoft own the domains for their next consoles

The console wars are heating up, but there's just one problem: the three major companies don't own the matching domains to their next-generation consoles. Nintendo doesn't own WiiU.com, Sony doesn't own Playstation4.com, and Microsoft doesn't own Xbox720.com. Will the companies submit a domain … [Read more...]

Nintendo Wii U announced at E3 without the domain name

Nintendo has named its next game console to be released in 2012 the Wii U, but strangely enough, the company announced the successor to the Wii at E3 2011 without owning the domain name. Up until a couple days ago, wiiu.com was a parked page, but after the announcement the owner of the domain has … [Read more...]