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THQ acquires domain name, points it to Darksiders web page

Darksiders II

The Horseman Death is the main character for the upcoming action adventure video game Darksiders 2 by Vigil Games and THQ.

Now it looks like THQ will be stepping up its marketing in anticipation of the game’s launch this June.

According to Whois records, THQ has acquired the domain name for an undisclosed amount.  Just this week, the domain switched from Domains by Proxy, Inc. (Go Daddy’s Whois privacy service) to THQ, Inc.

Today, the web address points to the Darksiders home page on

THQ has been using the catch-phrase “Death Lives” in press releases, videos and other marketing materials, to draw attention to Darksiders 2. 

In a Developer Diary released last month, the team behind the game discussed why Death was chosen as the character.

You can watch the video below.

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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 (Whois), (Whois) and (Whois), were registered with Go Daddy.

Of course, saying that THQ is definitely behind the registrations is speculation at this point.

All three domains were registered privately using Go Daddy’s WHOIS privacy service – Domains by Proxy.

But what leads me to believe that THQ is the owner, is the domain servers listed in the Whois records (NS1.THQ.COM, NS2.THQ.COM and NS3.THQ.COM) all belong to THQ. 

At the time of this story, none of the domain names resolve to a web page.

Discussion: GameSpot

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THQ will develop WWE Showdown into a videogame according to domain buy

John Cena vs The Miz

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 near future. 

On December 13, 2011, the domain name (WHOIS) was registered with Go Daddy.

While the registrant of the name is hidden behind Go Daddy’s WHOIS privacy service – Domains by Proxy – the domain servers listed (NS1.THQ.COM, NS2.THQ.COM and NS3.THQ.COM) belong to THQ. 

Surprisingly, even though news of WWE’s trademark filing appeared on new sites like Wrestling Inc. almost two weeks ago, no one immediately cybersquatted on the domain.

Neither WWE nor THQ have made an announcement as of yet.

(Image of John Cena vs The Miz via WWE)