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Top 10 Reasons Why Activision Didn’t Register ModernWarfare3.com

PlanetXbox360: "Last Monday, everybody was talking about the website www.ModernWarfare3.com and how it re-directed users to the Battlefield 3 website. Some speculated that this was the work of Electronic Arts, who have dubbed Battlefield 3 the Call of Duty-killer. Evidence has surfaced that this is not the work of EA, but rather a fan of the Battlefield series. Still, Activision definitely should have secured the ModernWarfare3.com URL. Obtaining URLs is a common tactic in the video game industry, as it prevents incidents like the one that happened last week. This story got us thinking. What was Activision doing when they weren’t registering ModernWarfare3.com?"

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UltimaEnder2221d ago

Too bad it was shut down...

alexcosborn2221d ago

I got quite a few laughs out of this one

BattleTorn2221d ago (Edited 2221d ago )

There aren't 10 reasons, there's 1.

They didn't do it first.

alexcosborn2221d ago

so... you're saying they didn't register Modernwarefare3.com because they didn't do it first?

how does that make sense?

BattleTorn2220d ago

cause when they tried is was already taken.... simple enough.

The guy beat them to their own domain

Miiikeyyy2221d ago

The real reason is is because they use callofduty.com.

SirBillyBones2221d ago

Well done Captain Obvious, you've completely missed the point. Companies usually buy up every domain variable which contains the name of their product, so when a person goes to one they get automatically directed to the main site. If they had been on the ball, someone visiting modernwarfare3.com would've been redirected to callofduty.com. So it was a pretty big fail on their behalf.

Type in battlefield3.com and see what happens.

DoomeDx2221d ago

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jacksheen00002220d ago (Edited 2220d ago )

They U go...Activision thought that everyone who talks about their FPS refer to Call of Duty name; but not ModernWarfare3. They were wrong. They`;re lost!!! When Call of Duty first came out everyone called it Call of Duty but they didn't realize that ModernWarfare name would become the primary name among us gamers.

And if Activision wants the domain name just pay him off.