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Nintendo denied victory in WiiU.com domain dispute

Monday, 1st July 2013 01:05 GMT By Brenna Hillier

In a surprising twist, Nintendo has been unsuccessful in a complaint against the owners of WiiU.com, which remains beyond the platform holders reach for now.

Fusible reports Nintendo filed a complaint against the alleged cyber-squatters in February, but against all expectations the World Intellectual Property Organization ruled against the company.

What makes the case a little more painful is that Nintendo had the opportunity to pick the domain up at auction, but the owners withdrew the listing when Nintendo took the legal route.

Nintendo’s only recourse now is to attempt to purchase the domain directly from its current owners; it had to fork over for Wii.com in 2006, too.

WiiU.com is an empty page displaying various ads.

Microsoft has been in the domain dispute news a lot recently, but Fusible notes that Sony doesn’t own PlayStation 4 and is yet to file a dispute – although that doesn’t rule out the possibility of a deal being brokered privately.

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6 Comments

  1. noamlol2

    well that should concern the gamers so why even bother make a post on it?

    #1 1 year ago
  2. SplatteredHouse

    The Wayfarer’s Institute of Illinois (since Unified) really never had a chance. They were bound to lose out the second time. :(

    #2 1 year ago
  3. reask

    No one gives a fuck about the u really/
    It seems to be the most underwhelming piece of hardware ever invented.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. xxJPRACERxx

    I hate these cyber-squatter assholes. But at the same time I think the big corporations are idiots. Why Sony doesn’t own playstation 1 through 50 yet? Why they wait till it’s to late? Idiots!

    #4 1 year ago
  5. zme-ul

    the owner of the domain holds it even before Wii was a “thing”

    #5 1 year ago
  6. Froseidon

    @1 – This is a news website, god forbid they post news…

    #6 1 year ago

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