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

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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,, and

However, one name was missing from the list:  That’s because the name had a different owner.

Now, according to WHOIS records, Ubisoft owns the domain name as of this week and has begun redirecting the web address to its main Watch Dogs website.

The exact sales amount is unknown since the sale wasn’t publicly reported, but given is a pretty strong name on its own, the price was likely in the five-figure range.

I can only speculate on the sales price.  Although it’s not necessarily apples to apples, sold for over $4,000 USD in 2011 according to DNJournal.  So you can only imagine how much sold for, especially with all the press around the video game.

Ubisoft likely has long term plans for Watch Dogs, that is, if domain names are any clue about the company’s intentions.   Ubisoft also registered Watch Dogs movie domains last year, as well as

I’ve reached out the previous owner of by email and will update this post if I hear anything back.

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Ubisoft may be planning ‘Watch Dogs’ video game movie according to domains

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Could there already be a “Watch Dogs” movie in the works?

If domain name registrations are any indication of things to come, it looks like Ubisoft may be in talks for a film of its brand new IP called Watch Dogs.

On June 14, 2012, Ubisoft Entertainment registered a handful of domains like (Whois) and (Whois).

In total, the gaming company registered four names so far that I could find including (Whois) and (Whois).

Unveiled during Ubisoft’s press conference at E3 2012, Watch Dogs the video game is set to be released in 2013 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360.

This is nothing more than speculation at this point, but given the subject matter and the positive reception the game is already receiving, it’s not too far fetched.

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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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