Activision Seeks to Sieze Nettlesome ModernWarfare3.com Domain

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It appears that Activision is fed up with the owner of ModernWarfare3.com. The publisher filed a complaint with a dispute board seeking to sieze control of the domain, after noticing this week that it was redirecting visitors to Battlefield 3's official site.

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Before that, ModernWarfare3.com had simply hosted anti-Call of Duty propaganda. When the redirect began, though, many who hadn't seen the site thought Electronic Arts had one-upped its competitor by buying the name. EA quickly denied it had anything to do with it, and the stories surely gained Activision's notice.

Since then the site has reverted to its original content. Evidently tired of the antagonism, Activision filed a complaint yesterday with the National Arbitration Forum, reports Fusible. A .pdf of the entire complaint is at the link.

It cost $2,600 to file the dispute, Fusible notes; Activision wants the panel to "transfer the registration for the Domain Name" to it. As the owner of the site is unknown—it was registered through a proxy—the complaint is against the proxy registry itself.

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Activision Files Complaint Over ModernWarfare3.com [Fusible]

DISCUSSION

Jupiter-is-Sentient
Jupiter.is.Sentient

Dear Activision, you're not Apple. Stop litigating and being such giant pussies. You act like assholes then you get a reputation of being an asshole publisher. Rather than stop acting like assholes, you hire new PR people to try and spin the bad publicity you are getting.

Here is the solution, STOP ACTING LIKE ASSHOLES.

There is no other way you are going to get rid of bad publicity. Your actions speak louder than words and you are acting like giant, money-grubbing assholes.

Want a better reputation, then earn it.