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Electronic Arts registers domains for Battlefield 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, and 20

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Call it defensive or call it long-term planning, but Electronic Arts has gone out and registered dot-com domains for Battlefield 13 all the way through Battlefield 20.

On May 2, EA registered each of the names through the brand protection agency Corporation Service Company (CSC), adding to its ever-growing collection of Battlefield-related web addresses which includes its crown-jewel, a name that EA spent $80,000 USD to acquire.

As of today, EA now owns,, and – – are owned by other parties, not associated with Electronic Arts.

By comparison to its biggest competitor, Activision, through and beyond, are not registered at the time of this story being published.

EA is expected to release Battlefield 4 this fall.

In late April, EA acquired from its owner for $9,000 USD.

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

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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 (WHOIS) switched owners from a resident of Australia to CSC.  Though it’s “officially” unknown who is really behind the dotcom, because CSC is currently the listed registrant, you can bet it was Electronic Arts using CSC as an intermediary in order to keep the price lower.

But there’s no doubt Electronic Arts is working on a project called “Battledrome”.  With the dotcom acquired, on January 16, EA went ahead and registered a slew of related domains through CSC, like (WHOIS), (WHOIS), (WHOIS), (WHOIS), (WHOIS), and (WHOIS).

So, what is Battledrome?


In the mid-nineties, Battledrome was a videogame published as part of the Metaltech series, where players commanded giant HERCs in head-to-head combat over a network.

The game wasn’t developed or published by EA, but the game sure seems like a good candidate for online battle.

At the time of this story, Electronic Arts has made no official announcement and none of the domain names resolve to a web page.

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ZeniMax to launch new online store for games like Doom? (Domains registered)

Elder Scrolls store

ZeniMax Media registered several domains this week around the name “store” through the brand protection agency Corporation Service Company.

According to WHOIS records, Bethesda Softworks’ parent company ZeniMax picked up names like,, and

So, could ZeniMax be planning to announce a new online store?  In the past, it had a store at, which is now home to The Elder Scrolls Construction Set Wiki.  As of today, the company has yet to announce anything official, but with the holidays fast approaching, it is possible there could be some news soon.

Here’s a look at the list of domain names, all registered on October 30, 2012.

Currently, none of the domain names resolve to a web page.

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Lucasfilm (parent of LucasArts) registers Ewok Village domain for unknown project

Ewok Village

It’s not everyday that Lucasfilm registers a new domain name.

The last time the company picked up anything of note was back in early May when the company registered eight domains related to Star Wars: 1313, which turned out to be a video game that is creating quite a buzz.  So, it may be worth paying attention to a domain name the company registered on August 20, 2012, through the brand protection agency Corporation Service Company –

Ewok Village is the home of the furry Ewoks on the forest moon Endor.

While the domain may be nothing more than the company protecting its intellectual property or unannounced plans for a new action playset for the 2012 holiday season, it’s possible LucasArts could have an Ewok Village video game in the works.

For now, it’s all just speculation.

If you’re wondering why Lucasfilm didn’t register (no hyphen), that’s because the name was first registered back in 2005 by someone else.  Today, it’s a puppies website that has a picture of Ewoks on the homepage.

At the time of this story being published, the domain name does not resolve to a web page.

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What is “LucasArts Play”? Domains registered via brand protection company

LucasArts Play

UPDATE: Superannuation suspects “LucasArts Play” may be a casual games effort or cross-game online platform, as recent Lucas job listings have mentioned both.

ORIGINAL STORY: LucasArts grabbed the attention of many at E3 2012 with the announcement of Star Wars 1313.   There was speculation early about Star Wars 1313 after domain name registrations were spotted in early May through the brand protection agency Corporation Service Company.

Now, LucasArts appears to be up to something, though at the moment it’s unknown what the company could be developing.

On June 28, 2012, LucasArts apparently registered the domain names (Whois), (Whois) and (Whois).

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All three names were registered through Corporation Service Company.

However, unlike the Star Wars 1313 domains, the “LucasArts Play” names have been privately registered, indicating that the company wants to keep “LucasArts Play” quiet for now.

At the time of this story, the domains resolve to a blank web page.