Over 100 Switch-related domain names registered yesterday.
Nintendo announced its next video game console, the Nintendo Switch, yesterday. As you might expect, people took the opportunity to register Switch domain names that might be useful one day.
175 .com and .net domain names including the word “switch” were registered yesterday, according to Verisign DomainView. To be sure, not all of these are related to Nintendo’s new product. But here are some of the Nintendo related domain names that were registered:
NintendoSwitchSystem.com – registered by company in New Jersey
MarioKartSwitch.com – a woman in San Diego
SwitchControllers.com – domain investor in Minnesota
NintendoSwitchUpdates.com – private whois
CashForNintendoSwitchGames.com – software company in California
I don’t recommend registering domain names like these because it’s a good way to find yourself on the receiving end of a cybersquatting complaint.