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Ubisoft registers 30 domains like Watch Dogs 5, Assassin’s Creed: Utopia, more

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On the same day Ubisoft kicked off its E3 press conference to present many of its newest titles, the company registered over two dozen new domains for names and titles like Assassin’s Creed III: Rise, Assassin’s Creed: Utopia, Just Dance Disney Party, Petz Beach, Petz Countryside, Rabbids Land, Watch Dogs (2 – 5) and ZombiU (2-5).

A new IP that Ubisoft unveiled at the convention was the stealthy/spy game Watch Dogs, and it appears the company may have long term plans for the game.  Ubisoft registered,, and

Ubisoft also picked up several domains for its new survival horror game “Zombi U” like,, and

Here’s a look at the full list of domains:

For some, the ‘winner‘ of this year’s E3 already goes to Ubisoft.

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Ubisoft taking serious look at mobile? Ubisoft mobile domain names registered

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It looks like Ubisoft could be taking mobile gaming more serious in 2012.

On February 1, the video game publisher registered the domain names (Whois) and (Whois).

While domain name registrations are not necessarily concrete indicators of a company’s plans, social and mobile gaming is big business. 

In the past year, Ubisoft has been ramping up its social gaming efforts by growing its Bay Area workforce and releasing new social gaming titles on Facebook.  But according to AppData, Ubisoft barely breaks the Top 100 developer leaderboard with only 3.5 monthly active users on Facebook, led by The Smurfs & Co.

Zynga by comparison, has nearly 240 million monthly active users on Facebook as of today.

As of the time of this story, and are parked pages and do not direct users to an Ubisoft site.

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Following Sony Pictures, Ubisoft gets its own domain for Assassin’s Creed movie

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Back in October, shortly after Variety broke the news that Sony Pictures was in the final negotiations with Ubisoft for an Assassin’s Creed film, I wrote about Sony Pictures registering more than a dozen related domains like and

There still is no official website for the film, which could be released as early as 2014, but now Ubisoft has secured ownership of the web address:

The domain name exchanged hands earlier this week, after Ubisoft contacted the previous owner by e-mail and informed them that they had rights to the name.

Wanting to avoid legal troubles, the owner (whom I spoke with by e-mail) quickly transferred the domain to Ubisoft, saving Ubisoft the hassle of filing a domain dispute.

To date Ubisoft has filed only one complaint over a domain. 

In 2010, it won a case (Claim Number: FA0912001298869) for, after filing a dispute with the National Arbitration Forum.

Also this past week, Ubisoft Entertainment filed three separate trademarks with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Serial Number: 85482572, Serial Number: 85482583 and Serial Number: 85482580.

Here’s a quick look at the goods and services covered in the trademark filings.

“Entertainment services, namely, continuing television programs and interactive television programs featuring comedy, drama, live-action, and animation, broadcast over television, satellite, audio, and video media; presentation of live stage show performances, presentation of live show performances by costumed characters, and presentation of live theatrical performances; production and distribution of motion pictures”

“Audio and video recordings featuring live-action entertainment; audio and visual recordings featuring live-action entertainment; Pre-recorded DVDs, digital versatile discs and digital video discs featuring live-action entertainment”

“printed matter, namely books featuring works of fiction; printed matter, namely comics featuring works of fiction”

As of the time of this story going online, doesn’t resolve to a website.

(Photo of the short YouTube movie Assassin’s Creed: Lineage via Ubisoft)

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Assassin’s Creed movie a done deal, according to Sony Pictures’ domains

Assassin's Creed Movie

Several tech blogs and news site have been buzzing for the last 24 hours since Variety broke the news that Sony Pictures was in the final negotations to develop a film franchise based on Ubisoft’s “Assassin’s Creed” videogame series.

While the deal hasn’t been officially confirmed by Sony or Ubisoft, that didn’t stop Sony Pictures from registering over a dozen “Assassin’s Creed” movie domain names such as

All of the domain names were registered on October 20, a day before the Variety story was published.

Here’s a look at the full list of domain names:

Although the domains were registered before either company has even announced a partnership, Sony Pictures must have been pretty confident that the deal was certain. 

That, or the deal was already done.

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