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Warner secretly registers domains for several possible Batman vs. Superman film titles

Warner secretly registers possible Batman vs. Superman film titles

There’s been a lot of debate over the official title of the upcoming Batman vs. Superman film scheduled to be released in 2015.

This week, Warner Bros. secretly registered a host of possible titles through the internet brand protection company MarkMonitor.

Now, it’s likely the debate is going to get more opinions.

According to the latest domain registrations, possible titles include “Man of Steel Battle the Knight”, “Man of Steel Beyond Darkness”, “Man of Steel Black of Knight”, “Man of Steel Darkness Falls”, “Man of Steel Knight Falls”, “Man of Steel Shadow of the Night”, “Man of Steel The Blackest Hour”, and “Man of Steel The Darkness Within”.

Shorter variations of the names were also registered like, “Battle the Knight”, “Black of Knight”, “Knight Falls”, and “The Blackest Hour”.

With regards to MarkMonitor, it’s the same company Warner Bros uses for its very own (WHOIS) and the registrar for the domain (WHOIS).

Here’s a look at several of the names that were privately registered:

For now, it’s all just speculation.

Any of the above names could end up being the title.  At the time of this story, Warner Bros. has made no announcement and none of the domains resolve to a web page.

So what do you think will be the title?

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New Trion Worlds game? CEO Scott Hartsman registers “Trove” game domains [UPDATED]


Could something new be in the works at Trion Worlds, maker of internet game Rift?

Several domain registrations in the past week seem to point to the possibility.

Trion Worlds’ CEO Scott Hartsman and brand protection agency MarkMonitor registered a slew of names related to an unannounced project called “Trove”.

MarkMonitor, which is also the registrar for, privately registered names for the phrase “Play Trove” in a number of different extensions like and Each of the names reside on Trion’s name servers at While Scott Hartsman scooped up names for “Trove Game” such as and

Trion Worlds Inc. even shows up on the WHOIS record of some “Trove” domains.

Play Trove

None of the domain names currently resolve to a website.  But based on the sheer number and timing, one would expect an announcement to come soon.

Here’s a look at some of the domains that were registered:

The last time I wrote about Trion, the company had unveiled Defiance after paying $90,000 USD for the matching domain

Stay tuned.

UPDATE 1 November 15, 2013:. Trion Worlds has announced Trove.  You can watch the video below.


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Take-Two registers ‘NBA 2K14 Greatest Shots’ domain near the time of media event [UPDATED]


There was a media event for the next-generation version of NBA 2K14 earlier this week and the buzz continues to grow for the video game.

Interestingly enough, around the same time of the event, Take-Two Interactive Software, the parent company of 2K Sports, registered the name (WHOIS).

The domain was registered through the brand protection agency MarkMonitor, and in the past 24 hours the domain moved from MarkMonitor’s domain servers to Take-Two’s domain servers.

Will “Greatest Shots” be a mode that allows you to relive some of the most memorable shots in NBA history?

As of the time of this writing, a parked web page appears, but the move to Take-Two’s servers hints something more may be in store for “NBA 2K14 Greatest Shots”.

Here’s a look at a screenshot of the WHOIS record for the name:

While there’s been a lot of press coverage on NBA 2K14 for the next-generation consoles, there’s been no talk yet of “Greatest Shots”.

UPDATE 1: The official website has been launched at  The Facebook contest has you record your best shot and then submit it online for a chance at winning prizes.

NBA 2K14 Greatest Shots home page

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Transformers 4 film to be titled Apocalypse or Last Stand? Domains privately registered [UPDATED]

Transformers 4

The same brand protection agency that registered back in 2010, has registered a few new domain names that could be possible titles for Michael Bay’s untitled Transformers sequel.

MarkMonitor, which is also the registrar for the Transformers 4 official website, registered names for Transformers: Last Stand, Transformers: Apocalypse, and Transformers: Future Cast.

On August 28, 2013, (WHOIS), (WHOIS), and (WHOIS) were registered.

The official registrant of each domain is hidden behind MarkMonitor’s WHOIS privacy service called DNStinations, however, Paramount Pictures is likely behind the names.

Transformers Apocalypse WHOIS record

Movie title rumors for Transformers 4 have been shot down before.

Two months ago, Michael Bay publicly responded on his website to rumors that the movie would be called Transformers: Rise of Galvatron, saying, “There are rumors flying around from various media sites about the title of the next Transformers.  I wanted you to hear from me directly that we have not yet chosen a title and anything being reported is absolutely not true. When we have a title to announce, I promise you will hear it from me first.”

For now, names like Transformers: Last Stand and Transformers: Apocalypse are just speculation.

The title of the film, which is set to be released in June 2014, is still referred to as the Untitled Transformers Sequel, according to IMDB.

At the time of this story, none of the newly registered domains resolve to a web page.

UPDATE 1: So it turns out, Transformers 4 will be called Transformers: Age of Extinction.

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Microsoft secretly registers Halo Spartan Assault domains [UPDATED]

Halo: Spartan Assault

There is a lot of buzz about Halo with E3 less than two weeks away.  Microsoft is expected to reveal Halo 5 but is not expected to share anything more about Steven Spielberg’s upcoming Halo TV series, of which little is known about.

It does appear however the company is up to something related to Halo ahead of E3 that is called Halo: Spartan Assault, according to several domain names Microsoft privately registered through the brand protection company MarkMonitor.

Among the latest names Microsoft registered in late May, are (WHOIS), (WHOIS) and (WHOIS).

Also registered were (WHOIS) and (WHOIS).

Each of the newly acquired names is registered to DNStination Inc, a Whois privacy service administered by MarkMonitor.  Microsoft is a well-known client of MarkMonitor and over the years has acquired many Halo-related domains through the company like Halo 7, Halo 8 and Halo 9, to name a few.

Back in 2009, a short fan fiction piece was written online by a fan who titled the story Halo Spartan Assault.

Halo Spartan Assault Fan Fiction

Of course, there is always the chance that Microsoft is doing nothing more than protecting its IP, but it’s highly unlikely with E3 right around the corner.

Although it’s only speculation at this point, you can bet Microsoft has something in the works for Halo: Spartan Assault.

Is it the title of a live action series? A video game? Something else? Who knows?

It’s obviously too early to say what exactly Microsoft has planned for Halo: Spartan Assault, but we should know more soon.

UPDATE 1 June 4, 2013:  Halo Spartan Assault has been revealed.  Below is the debut trailer.

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