Mozilla releases Thimble APP to make easy websites.

Checking some records (since that’s what i do here) and i noticed that Mozilla registered thimbletest.org yesterday.

Mozilla DevRoom

Mozilla DevRoom (Photo credit: Moosh Be)

What does it do ?

A: Mozilla Thimble App makes it ridiculously simple to create your own web pages. Write and edit HTML and CSS right in your browser. Instantly preview your work. Then host and share your finished pages with a single click. Easy, huh?

Thimble isn’t just a learning tool or toy. It lets you create your own real, fully functional web pages — for your band, your pet rock, your business, or whatever — and then share them with a click. There’s also plenty of starter projects and templates to help you make something amazing quickly.

I played around with it and i guess i need to dive into a it a lil deeper Smilie: ;)  Have fun with it by clicking here.

 

 

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WOC working on a new game called Play never winter game ?

The domain registration of Playneverwintergame.com would suggest so.

It show how made me think of never winter nights made by Bioware but that is prolly just me.

Currently the domain name is not resolving. But they did register the domain name for atleast 5 years.

Wizards of the Coast (often referred to as WotC or simply Wizards) is an American publisher of games, primarily based on fantasy and science fiction themes, and formerly an operator of retail stores for games. Originally a basement-run role-playing game publisher, the company popularized the collectible card game genre with Magic: The Gathering in the mid-1990s, acquired the popular Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game by purchasing the failing company TSR, and experienced tremendous success by publishing the licensed Pokémon Trading Card Game. The company’s corporate headquarters are located in Renton, in the U.S. state of Washington.

Arcanum (role-playing game)

Arcanum (role-playing game) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

WHOIS output :

Registrant:
WIZARDS OF THE COAST
1600 Lind Ave. SW
Suite 400
RENTON, WA 98055
US

Domain Name: PLAYNEVERWINTERGAME.COM

Record expires on 22-May-2017.
Record created on 22-May-2012.
Database last updated on 24-May-2012 06:00:10 EDT.

 

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Why did Warner Bros register the domain name thegothamobserver. net , Batman related ?

It’s one of those domain registrations that make me wonder.

Batman Beyond

Batman Beyond (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

First of all Warner Bros does not currently own the .com version. The domain name does not resolve.

It might have something todo with the reboot of the Batman. But it also couldbe used for a game. On the otherhand the domain name couldbe used for a news site regarding the reboot.

We have the third Batman, but then we’ll have to reinvent Batman…” says Robinov.  “Chris Nolan and [producing partner and wife] Emma Thomas will be producing it, so it will be a conversation with them about what the next phase is.

Is the domain name tied to the next phase ? Time will tell.

Registrant:
Domain Name Administrator
Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
4000 Warner Blvd.
Burbank CA 91522
US
wbol-admin@warnerbros.com +1.8189777900 Fax: +1.8189773135

Domain Name: thegothamobserver.net

Created on…………..: 2012-05-22.
Expires on…………..: 2014-05-22.
Record last updated on..: 2012-05-22.

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Dell registers the domain name showfiti. com ? Guess they did.

Dell registers the domain name showfiti.com and i have no clue why.

Usually you check google, try visiting the website etc etc. Nothing shows up and i wouldn’t

Image representing Dell as depicted in CrunchBase

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dare to guess what the domain name couldbe used for show fiti … showf iti…. sho wfi ti ,…. no clue.

Whois output is however crystal clear.

Domain Name: SHOWFITI.COM

[REGISTRANT]
Organisation Name: Dell Inc.
Contact Name: Dell Domain Administrative Contact
Address Line 1: 1 Dell Way
Address Line 2: RR1-33
City / Town: Round Rock
State / Province: Texas
Zip / Postcode: 78682
Country: US
Telephone: +1.5127283500
Fax: +1.5122833369
Email: dnsadmin@dell.com
Updated Date: 22-may-2012
Creation Date: 22-may-2012
Expiration Date: 22-may-2014

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Red Hat acquires a bunch of storage related domain names.

Though i am not sure if Redhat acquired these domain names as of this week. Either they did or they had them for sometime but using fuzzy WHOIS records. Internet Archive doesn’t show much info also (non at all actually).

The domain names in question are :

open-source-storage.org
opensourcenas.org
scaleoutnas.org
scaleoutstorage.org
vmstor.org
vmstorage.org
vmstore.org

It looks like like Redhat is using the domain names for some marketing efforts for their virtualization solutions.  Why the love for .org ? I have no idea Smilie: ;)

WHOIS output :
Domain IDSmilie: :D160803493-LROR

Red Hat flag

Red Hat flag (Photo credit: jared_smith)

Domain Name:VMSTORAGE.ORG

Created On:30-Nov-2010 20:09:18 UTC
Last Updated On:22-May-2012 18:42:26 UTC
Expiration Date:30-Nov-2013 20:09:18 UTC
Sponsoring Registrar:Nom-iq Ltd. dba COM LAUDE (R1772-LROR)
Registrant ID:COMLDE-011441
Registrant Name:Red Hat, Inc.
Registrant Organization:Red Hat, Inc.
Registrant Street1:1801 Varsity Drive
Registrant Street2:
Registrant Street3:
Registrant City:Raleigh
Registrant State/Province:NC
Registrant Postal Code:27606
Registrant Country:US
Registrant Phone:+1.9197543700
Registrant Phone Ext.:
Registrant FAX:+1.9197543704
Registrant FAX Ext.:
Registrant Email:domainadmin@redhat.com

 

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Warner Bros moves along with Contagion 2 movie and registers the domain names.

According to the grid Warner Bros is moving along with the Contagion 2 movie (nice movie

Contagion (film)

btw) and the new domain names confirm that Warner Bros is working on the sequel.

Contagion 2 is in the works with an OWA out from Warner Bros. Scott Z. Burns, who wrote the screenplay for the original film, will be producing this time around. It is not yet known whether Steven Soderbergh will return to direct. Contagion was released on September 9th, 2011 and grossed $135 million worldwide.

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Warner Bros registered not only the contagion 2 .com domain names but also a few more. Below is the list of what WB regged themselfs yesterday.

  • contagion2.com
  • contagion2movie.com
  • contagionpart2.com
  • el-presidente-movie.com
  • elpresidente-movie.com
  • elpresidente-themovie.com
  • elpresidentemovie.com
  • massugar.com
I must admit i was rather suprised to see no one registered contagion2.com prior to Warner Brothers. I was expecting someone had registered it with dreams selling it to WB Smilie: ;)

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Logitech setting up it’s own music service ? Domain name registrations hint at such a service.

Logitech working on it’s own music service ?
Hard to tell actually. Samsung is making some moves into that direction with Samsung

Logitech's North American office in Fremont.

Logitech's North American office in Fremont. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Music Hub, a subscription based music service that enables consumers to access over 3 million music and media tracks.
Logitech does not have a such a service yet. Sure Logitech has speakers and ofcourse the squeezebox to listen to radio but not a music service.
However that might change and the keyword here is might.
The last week i noticed some domain registrations that might indicate that Logitech is working on something.

First there is this registration :
logitechmusic.com
Registrant:
Logitech Inc.
Logitech Inc. SA
6505 Kaiser Drive.
Fremont CA 94555
US
DNSAdmin@logitech.com +1.5107135555 Fax: +1.5107134780
Created on…………..: 2012-05-08.
Expires on…………..: 2014-05-08.
Record last updated on..: 2012-05-09.

The registration itself couldbe purely defensive and we shouldn’t think to much of it.

But then there’s also this domain name : logitechradio.com
This domain name had been registered by someone else and was transfered earlier this month to Logitech.
I could not find any UDRP cases for this domain name so two things could have happend here.

  • 1 Logitech legal department send an email to the previous owner with the message handover the domain or die. Though Logitech prolly didn’t put it as blunt as that.
  • 2 Logitech bought the domain name.

It could be pure coincidence that this just went down in the same month and it could mean nothing at all, but then again… Logitch and a music service, it would make alot of sense to me.

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HBO registers gameofthronessocialgame. com domain name, part of a social media strategy or hinting at a new Game Of Thrones game ?

That’s one helluva question for sure Smilie: ;)

Game of Thrones (soundtrack)

Game of Thrones social game

What do we know ? Well Game of thrones is hugely popular and oh yeah we got these 2 registrations since yesterday.

gameofthronessocial.com
gameofthronessocialgame.com

My best guess is that the domain name registrations are part of a social media strategy. And make no mistake about it, HBO been super succesfull using social media for their smash hit tv show Game of Thrones.

@GameOfThrones is about to break 300,000 followers, Game of Throne’s Facebook Timeline has over 2,380,000 likes and almost 1 million people have checked-in to the show on GetGlue. This fan base is nurtured and grown carefully by HBO’s social media team on a year-round basis.

Lost Remote: What’s Game of Throne’s social tv strategy for the new season?

Sabrina Caluori: Inspire fans to share their passion for Game of Thrones via their social graph by providing compelling content, intriguing calls to action and a full suite of tools on a wide variety of platforms. Reward the most active fans with special recognition from official RT’s, Likes and Reblogs to special “swag” giveaways and even inclusion in promo spots on the network.

More info about this strategy can be located here.
So with the above in mind, we can conclude (more or less that the domain names willbe used for more social media regarding Game of Thrones and not a new game. Though you can never be sure of anything when it comes to this franchise.

If you haven’t watched Game of Thones yet, and you did like the Lord of the Rings movies then you might want to watch it. Though season 1 takes off pretty slow.

The WHOIS output for the domains as follows.

Registrant:
Domain Admin
Home Box Office, Inc.
1100 Avenue of the Americas
New York NY 10036
US
URLAdmin@hbo.com +1.2125121675 Fax: +1.2125125793

Domain Name: gameofthronessocialgame.com
Created on…………..: 2012-05-08.
Expires on…………..: 2014-05-08.
Record last updated on..: 2012-05-08.

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Blizzard Entertainment registers a few more Blizzard All Stars domain names.

Back in January 8 i posted about the fact that Blizzard registered the domain name

Logo of Activision Blizzard.

blizzardallstars.com wich is related to their DOTA game. That post was original posted here. Back then the domain name was not resolving so there was some speculation if Blizzard was behind it or not. Today the domain name resolves to battle.net.

Yesterday Blizzard registered a few more domain names related to their DOTA project.

  • blizzallstars.com
  • blizzard-all-stars.com

The newest registrations are not resolving but this time the domain names show blizzard as the registrant.

 Registrant:
Blizzard Entertainment
P.O. Box 18979
Irvine, California 92623
United States

Registered through: GoDaddy.com, LLC (http://www.godaddy.com)
Domain Name: BLIZZALLSTARS.COM
Created on: 07-May-12
Expires on: 07-May-14
Last Updated on: 07-May-12

I assume the names are purely defensive. Though i wouldn’t be suprised to see more information from Blizzard about the DOTA/All stars project announced very soon.

 

 

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ICANN: Sorry for domain name mess

The classification that oversees a Internet’s fixing complement has apologized to domain

Rod Beckstrom, ICANN CEO

Rod Beckstrom, ICANN CEO (Photo credit: icannphotos)

name field for problems outset from a mechanism glitch that has kept a focus routine sealed for 3 weeks, according to a arch executive.

Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers Chief Executive Rod Beckstrom told POLITICO on Thursday that he hopes a classification will exhibit a domain field as good as intensity new domains by a time he leaves a group on Jul 1. Previously, ICANN had designed to betray a intensity new domains on Apr 30.

“We apologized to all field for a delay,” Beckstrom said. “It’s not a gentle conditions for them.”

The confidence bug, that led to a shutdown of a focus process, is a reversal for ICANN during a ethereal moment. The nonprofit classification is perplexing to severely enhance a series of Internet domains notwithstanding some opposition.

“Our joining is to do a best in doing this in a high-quality conform and to put peculiarity before speed in how we hoop a issue,” Beckstrom said. “We would rather get it right than do it fast.”

Some companies and code owners disagree that by augmenting a series of domains — difference to a right of a “dot,” such as hotel or automobile — they will be forced to spend income and time safeguarding their brands.

When ICANN took a complement offline Apr 12, there were 1,268 purebred users, and they could ask for as many as 50 domains each.

Because of a glitch, as many as 50 field were potentially means to see information for about 105 applicants. The information is closely rhythmical by many field who do not wish others to ask for identical difference and bid adult a price. ICANN is in a routine of notifying field whose information competence have been suggested as good as those who competence have looked during a information. At some point, it will free a focus complement for 5 days.

The Association of National Advertisers recently called for an eccentric review of a ICANN focus system. Beckstrom pronounced ICANN hadn’t responded to a request, that can be followed by ICANN’s multi-stakeholder process.

“The good news here is that we had adequate security; we can see each user’s keystroke, each branch of a page,” he said. “That’s going to daunt any parties from regulating information they competence have seen.”

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