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7-01-2009 @ 4:06PM
*sigh* The domain has absolutely nothing to do with this. A two second Whois search debunks the entire theory:http://who.godaddy.com/WhoIs.aspx?domain=wowcataclysm.com&prog_id=godaddyThe domain is *still* owned by the person from Austrailia who *gasp* registered it on June 26th, 2007 through GoDaddy! Funny how it expired *exactly* two years later! And god forbid anyone but Blizzard uses GoDaddy!It's a *coincidence*. Blizzard does not need to register domains for expansions - they already own worldofwarcraft.com and can put any number of sub-domains on that. They don't need nor have they needed to register alternate domains for their expansions. Get back to me when wowburningcrusade.com or wowwrathofthelichking.com actually point to Blizzard's site.
7-01-2009 @ 4:15PM
Before Blizzard folded WOTLK into the main worldofwarcraft.com it had its own domain... www.wrathofthelichking.com, which is still active and redirects to http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/wrath/.
7-01-2009 @ 4:19PM
Regardless, my other points still stand. Blizzard did not register wowcataclysm.com, they do not currently own it, and it expired on exactly the day it was supposed to.
7-01-2009 @ 4:23PM
How is it still owned by the person from Australia if it expired on 06/26/09 and has yet to be renewed?Also, what does this "Last Updated" date actually refer to in this snippit from the Whois information?Registered through: GoDaddy.com, Inc. (http://www.godaddy.com)Domain Name: WOWCATACLYSM.COMCreated on: 26-Jun-07Expires on: 26-Jun-09Last Updated on: 02-Mar-08
7-01-2009 @ 4:30PM
Because their name is still on the information for the site. I assume they have a grace period to renew the domain after it has expired before it becomes public domain. The "Last Updated" probably refers to the last time the domain was renewed. As in "Last Activity". If you go to advanced view, the actual WHOIS for it was updated today (i.e. it is current info).
7-01-2009 @ 4:35PM
Hmmm guess we will have to wait a bit longer to see what happens. The timing alone is just such an incredible coincidence for it to actually be a coincidence, but I guess stranger things have happened.
7-01-2009 @ 4:42PM
FYIGodaddy's renewal grace period is 12 days.http://www.godaddy.com/gdshop/legal_agreements/show_doc.asp?se=%2B&pageid=REG_SA"The Renewal Grace Period is currently twelve (12) days but subject to change under the terms of Section 2 of this Agreement."http://www.godaddy.com/gdshop/legal_agreements/show_doc.asp?se=%2B&pageid=REG_SAAfter that is what they call a Redemption Period:"You will have a 30-day redemption period during which You may pay Go Daddy a Redemption fee and redeem Your domain name. The Redemption fee is currently $80 USD and is subject to change under the terms of Section 2 of this Agreement. If You do not redeem Your domain name prior to the end of the 30-day redemption period Go Daddy may, at its sole discretion, delete Your domain name or transfer it to another registrant on Your behalf."
7-02-2009 @ 9:23PM
Registered through: GoDaddy.com, Inc. (http://www.godaddy.com)Domain Name: WOWCATACLYSM.COMCreated on: 26-Jun-07Expires on: 26-Jun-10Last Updated on: 02-Jul-09idk what you're talking about..it expires on june 26th '10. either that or the owner was smart and when (if) he found out about this and renewed it recently. what makes me say that is when I clicked the link that said "this domain may be for sale by its owner" i got this pagehttp://www.sedo.com/search/details.php4?domain=wowcataclysm.com&partnerid=14460&language=ethat man is about to make biiiiiig bucks if blizzard wants to use that domain. If you're saying it expired in '09 and i'm seeing '10, this is all likely the case.
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