Entertainment company now controls Gauntlet.com domain name.
Warner Bros. has filed a UDRP against the domain name Gauntlet.com, and it appears the domain name registrant handed the domain name over as a result. It’s not clear yet if a payment was involved, but I’ve reached out to the previous domain owner.
Warner Bros. distributed the 1977 film The Gauntlet directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Eastwood and Sondra Locke.
But its interest in the domain name might not have to do with a movie remake.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment purchased some of video game publisher Midway’s assets for $49 million in 2009 after Midway filed for bankruptcy. Midway had developed a Gauntlet video game. It registered Gauntlet related domain names after the acquisition.
Only time will tell if the domain name will be used for a movie or video game.
The UDRP was withdrawn and the latest UDRP record shows that the domain name is now controlled by an intellectual property law firm.