Skip to Content
5-20-2009 @ 12:15AM
Nice look, but it doesn't appear that comments are showing up. It says it has 3 comments, but none are there.
5-20-2009 @ 12:46AM
http://www.wow.com/2007/10/02/aol-finds-a-use-for-something-theyve-owned-for-a-long-time/it was announced 2 years ago? :)
5-20-2009 @ 12:56AM
^Can someone clarify how this all went down with regard to that 2 year old post?
5-20-2009 @ 1:00AM
WoW.com was a separate entity doing its own thing. It looks like AOL decided to consolidate.
5-20-2009 @ 3:19AM
Bleh, this just seems like a sleezy move on AOLs part to cash in on a dormant domain name.
5-20-2009 @ 5:32AM
It's domain name squatting at it's finest though. To be honest, you'd think Blizzard would've registered the domain when they even thought up the idea of World of Warcraft (like most developers do with IPs).But hey, I don't blame AOL for grabbing the domain. Domain squatting can be effective and rewarding if you know what names to buy and when to use 'em.
5-20-2009 @ 7:03AM
Wow.com has redirected to wowinsider for as long as I can remember.
5-20-2009 @ 9:51AM
@Xanwryn: Seeing as CompuServe had the wow.com URL From as far back as December 1996 (for an unrelated service), and AOL got it when they bought CompuServe, I'm not sure how Blizzard would have registered it.
5-20-2009 @ 10:11AM
Quick someone make a hunter named AOL and get a pet named wowinsider. It seems only fair.
First time? A confirmation email will be sent to you after submitting.
Members enter your username and password.
Enter your AOL or AIM screenname and password.
Please keep your comments relevant to this blog entry. Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments.
When you enter your name and email address, you'll be sent a link to confirm your comment, and a password. To leave another comment, just use that password.
To create a live link, simply type the URL (including http://) or email address and we will make it a live link for you. You can put up to 3 URLs in your comments. Line breaks and paragraphs are automatically converted — no need to use <p> or <br /> tags.