Wednesday, November 26, 2014

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

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.

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  • nick

    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,

  • linglingjr

    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?

  • CaribbeanCLANK

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

  • http://www.gamesthirst.com Ernice Gilbert

    :D

  • http://www.gamesthirst.com Ernice Gilbert

    That’s Activision’s fault!

  • nick

    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.
    :(

  • http://www.gamesthirst.com Ernice Gilbert

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

  • nick

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

  • http://www.gamesthirst.com Ernice Gilbert

    Yeah. BF3 won’t be on steam.

  • rpatricky

    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.

  • http://www.gamesthirst.com Ernice Gilbert

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

  • rpatricky

    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.

  • http://www.gamesthirst.com Ernice Gilbert

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

  • linglingjr

    Yeah really it would suck to be that guy

  • http://www.gamesthirst.com Ernice Gilbert

    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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