Tag Archives: dreamcast.com
Tue, Mar 11, 2008 | 06:18 GMT
The news comes from Japanese site Mainichi, who has seemingly confirmed that Sega really doesn’t own the Dreamcast.com domain any more.
Apparently even the site’s registration details that we published this morning are also fake. Told you we had “amazing internet skills”.
Sega is considering “appropriate measures” to combat the action and is urging gamers to not to give any personal information to the site. So don’t.
By Mike Bowden
Mon, Mar 10, 2008 | 08:56 GMT
This is awesome. This story is claiming that gamers were “duped” by Sega asking for Dreamcast serial numbers over the weekend, and that the domain “dreamcast.com” is not owned by the company.
Using amazing internet skills, videogaming247.com has confirmed that Sega does, in fact, own Dreamcast.com. From the whois registry:
Domain Name: DREAMCAST.COM
Shoji Takamitsu (Shoji_Takamitsu@sega.co.jp)
Haneda 1-2-12, Ohta-ku, Tokyo
Creation Date: 12-Jun-2005
Expiration Date: 12-Jun-2008
Give Shoji a ring if you like, just to be doubly sure.
The outcome of registering your Dreamcast on the site is that you’re given a Dreamcast branded email account. Dreamcast’s tenth anniversary is this year, so rumour is obviously rampant that getting your machine’s identity on the list will have another benefit somewhere down the line.
Mon, Mar 10, 2008 | 14:12 GMT
Sega wants to know if you still own a Dreamcast, a simple question that’s resulted in a factor-12 netquake.
All you see when you hit the link at that page is, “Due the high volume of account requests, the service will be temporally suspended.”
Apparently, if you successfully navigate beyond this then Sega asks you to register your console, assuming you didn’t swap it for chocolate when PS2 came out, to activate your Dreamcast.com account. Dreamcast’s tenth anniversary’s this year, so that probably explains it.
Zorg’s probably at home shaking, unable to type. Shenmue III and Dreamcast 2 to be announced next week, Yu Suzuki to become global president, etc.
By Mike Bowden