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In February, Nintendo attempted to take WiiU.com away from someone who was squatting on the domain by filing a complaint. The World Intellectual Property Organization denied Nintendo's claim, and WiiU.com still belongs to the original owner. The WIPO did not cite a specific reason why the filing was denied.
The WiiU.com domain was registered well before even the Wii was announced back in 2004. Currently the site redirects to a number of related and unrelated Wii U links.
Fusible noticed the WIPO's denial, and points out that the domain was up for auction only a few days before Nintendo filed its complaint. Nintendo could have bought the domain then for a reasonable price, but now its unclear if Nintendo will be able to get the domain name without having to negotiate directly with the current owner.
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"The WiiU.com domain was registered well before even the Wii was announced back in 2004." And people say time travel doesn't exist.
Well if the guy happened to be lucky enough to get it before the Wii even existed, then Nintendo should just pay up.
Wii U. Ha ha.
Well that's gonna the luckiest guy in the world to have this. I would sell for a couple million if I was him.
You know what I would do if I was that guy? Tell Nintendo they could have the domain, free of charge, if they make an F-ZERO, STARFOX and METROID game again!
sucks to be them
remember when microsoft could not buy xboxone.com like few months ago i hate people who own webs sites like this
I think a website is the least of their concerns regarding the wii-u. First order of business should be to ensure that it's even worth owning, let alone visiting a website over.
Lucky ***. I wish I had predicted the name Wii U, although how on Earth could I have?
Maybe they can just convert their dead Nintendo Power site :P
I'm not going to check, but watch it be a site of nonsensical sirens and screaming.
I'm assuming the domain was registered before the WiiU was announced. In which case whoever it was that registered it a little smart and a lot of lucky. Just take your money from Nintendo and be happy.
Meanwhile. Hey Nintendo, think we could get some games over here? Thanks.
Fail. Rather than buy it reasonably at auction, they try to get it through the courts? Now they will surely end up paying more because of their attempt at playing the system.
hooray for domain squatting
Nintendo just give the guy 1 million USD or whatever currency he uses. This should have been solved before you launched the Wii U.
That's not surprising considering he had the domain name probably before they even named the console