Nintendo loses battle for WiiU.com domain

By John Keefer, Jul 01, 2013 1:10pm PDT

Although Nintendo announced Wii U over two years ago, the company did not move fast enough to secure the domain name for its console. Now, if Nintendo wants WiiU.com, it will have to shell out some extra cash to get it.

The company filed a cybersquatting complaint for WiiU.com in February with the World Intellectual Property Organization, but the group rejected the claim over the weekend (via Fusible). No details on why the complaint was rejected have been published yet. If Nintendo wants the domain, it will have to buy it from Domain Privacy Group. WiiU.com is currently a placeholder site with links to sponsored content.

Microsoft has followed a similar course of action with XboxOne.com and Xbox1.com domains, but no decision has been reached yet. Sony does not own PlayStation4.com, but has yet to file a complaint.

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