21 Jul

Honestly, we are surprised it took Activision this long. A report from Fusible has noted a July 15th filing of an official complaint (opens as .pdf) by Activision as means of domain dispute against www.modernwarfare3.com, which redirects traffic to the official page for EA’s upcoming Battlefield 3. The measure, Activision’s first complaint, cost the company $2,600 and acts as the beginning for the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (or UDRP) that will lead to a case resolution.

“It appears that the Respondent supports the game Battlefield from the game developer Electronic Arts (“EA”).  EA is one of Complainant’s principal competitors in the video game industry, and Battlefield game competes in the marketplace with Complainant’s MODERN WARFARE games and its other military-themed shooter games in the CALL OF DUTY series.” – excerpt from domain dispute complaint text.

This process has revealed the maker of the site, one Anthony Abraham of Florida, who is reportedly just a Battlefield fan, and not an EA employee as many expected. Abraham was outed when the domain registrar website GoDaddy.com removed its Domains By Proxy (DBP) service from modernwarfare3.com. We have contacted Abraham for comment, and are currently awaiting response.

5 thoughts on “Activision Files Complaint Against ModernWarfare3.com, Site Maker Revealed”

  1. Honestly, I don’t see why Activision doesn’t just use Modernwarefare as their domain name for all Modern Warfare titles, just like Valve with Team Fortress, and CD Projekt Red with The Witcher series. It just makes more sense than having so many domain names.

  2. I find it more hilarious that Activision didn’t think ahead on top of how long they’ve taken to react to this. ModernWarfare4.com is already taken as well.

  3. Well… to be fair, most developers don’t really want to show interest in future titles until they’re ready for them… look how long diablo3.com, diabloiii.com, diablo3.net, etc. stayed publicly owned before Blizzard took an interest in them… lol

    1. I can understand that more-so given the gap between 2 and 3 being over a decade. MW2 however was two years ago, and Activision made it clear pretty fast that CoD was going to be pumped out nonstop.

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