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Activision Had Enough, Files Complaint Against ModernWarfare3.com Fanboy Site

by Ernice Gilbert on July 17th, 2011, under Activision, Hot, News, PC, PS3, Xbox 360

Just day ago, a Battlefield 3 fanboy who bought ModernWarfare3.com over two years ago, redirected the domain to the official Battlefield 3 website. He later took it down and created a Call of Duty-hating site with the domain, urging people to purchase Battlefield 3 instead. Well Activision’s had enough of it, and has filed a complaint against the fanboy.

These wars, I tell ya.

The mega-publisher filed the complaint with National Arbitration Forum on Friday, arguing that the person behind ModernWarfare3.com “has no right or legitimate interest in the Domain Name,” a violation of the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy, and wants the site under its own control.

My only question is, why didn’t Activision secured the URL? I mean you know Modern Warfare is your top franchise, you should secure that thing up to Modern Warfare 100; seriously.

Anyway, we’ll see how this goes.

Thanks, LOT.

16 Comments

  1. Sun, 17th Jul 2011 at 9:52 am

    they did not secure it because that would mean spending money.
    that would hurt them, they need as much padding in there back pocket as possible,

  2. Sun, 17th Jul 2011 at 3:11 pm

    lol that site is awesome everything it says is epic. under beta it says there is no mw3 beta because the devs dont want to show everyone how much it sucks. how about you try the bf3 beta instead?

  3. Sun, 17th Jul 2011 at 4:10 pm

    LOL….these guys are funny. Why the hell was this URL available in the first place??? What a bunch of useless tools. LOL

  4. Sun, 17th Jul 2011 at 5:53 pm

    :D

  5. Sun, 17th Jul 2011 at 5:53 pm

    That’s Activision’s fault!

  6. Mon, 18th Jul 2011 at 4:47 am

    valve ARE turning up to gamescom after all.
    bunch of teasers!
    http://www.gamersbook.com/scene/news/dota-2-confirmed-to-be-revealed-at-gamescom-by-valve/
    so, maybe a little HL3 news is not such a hard ask after all?
    ok, ill stop dreaming.
    :(

  7. Mon, 18th Jul 2011 at 6:23 am

    No, don’t stop! I’ll looking forward to something new from Valve!

  8. Mon, 18th Jul 2011 at 9:42 am

    it will come, eventually.
    just cant see them revealing it at gamescom when there so invested on DOTA 2.

  9. Mon, 18th Jul 2011 at 10:41 am

    Yeah. BF3 won’t be on steam.

  10. Mon, 18th Jul 2011 at 12:04 pm

    In typical crybaby fashion. It’s too bad these publishers don’t have a sense of humor. How badly do you think this is actually going to affect sales?? Lets get our lawyers involved and bully someone because we can.

  11. Mon, 18th Jul 2011 at 12:23 pm

    I would simply sell the domain to Activision for at cool $100,000. How about that?

  12. Mon, 18th Jul 2011 at 1:17 pm

    They would find a way to avoid that. I’m sure that this wouldn’t be the first time a domain name has been contested and possibly forced to shut down.

  13. Mon, 18th Jul 2011 at 2:35 pm

    You have a point. It’s all funny stuff though.

  14. Mon, 18th Jul 2011 at 10:03 pm

    Yeah really it would suck to be that guy

  15. Mon, 18th Jul 2011 at 10:08 pm

    It would indeed. See, he could have played nice and lay low – and maybe even get some good cash from Acti, but NOOO, he had to go play BF fanboy. smh.

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