Blizzard buys Diablo3.com

By Patrick Garratt, Thursday, 1 May 2008 07:16 GMT

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Well, there you are. The Diablo3.com announcement was that Blizzard has bought the domain for an undisclosed sum, and the fansite camped out there has now moved to Diablofans.com.

We hope you got a lot of money, Diablofans people. From the site:

Well, there’s no point in beating around the bush any longer, so let’s get right down to it. A few months ago we were contacted by Blizzard in regards to the Diablo3.com domain name. While they appreciate all the work that’s been put into running this big Diablo fan community over the years, they still want the domain name. Hmm, I wonder why? Now before you get all up in arms about it, allow me to explain a few things.

First off, this fan site isn’t going anywhere, it’s just getting a new name: Diablofans.com! Blizzard is actually being really cool about it, giving us all the time we need to make it a smooth transition before we hand the old domain over to them. So be sure to update all of your bookmarks and point ’em to diablofans.com instead. Your user accounts will all still be perfectly functional and, along with this new site name, we’ll soon have a big site redesign up and running as well. A new name, a new look. Huzzah!

The site created quite a stir when it added a timer to the site in the middle of April saying it counted down “the number of days until half the web links to Diablo3.com.”

Good for them. Of course, this kind of means Blizzard’s getting active on Diablo 3. It’ll be out next week! Or we might hear something at the Worldwide Invitational in June. Fingers crossed.

Also, sit in there, Christian Engels, owner of Diablo4.com. Your paycheck’s only 20 years away.

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