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Nintendo Registers Multiple Wii Domains
Nintendo Registers Multiple Wii Domains
May 26, 2006 | By David Jenkins

Online fans have discovered that Nintendo of America has registered a large number of Wii-related Web domains, including a number of provocatively named URLs such as and

Over forty separate domains have so far been uncovered including,, (presumably a reference to the virtual console),, (the always-on download service described at Nintendo’s E3 media briefing), and

Although it is likely that many of the domains may have been acquired simply to prevent other parties from registering them first, many - such as, and - are obscure enough to imply a specific intended use on Nintendo’s part.

The domain which has excited the greatest amount of online speculation though is, which some have seen as confirmation of rumors that the Wii remote has a built-in microphone as well as speaker. In reality though a microphone could easily be a separate attachment – either a headset or a new peripheral which attaches to the Wii remote instead of the “nunchuck” controller.

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