Wii.com: Previous domain name owners

WeycoWii know the Nintendo console that’s become a household name, and wii know just how many puns have been used in its name.

Now, here’s a pop quiz for the Wii fans who think they know everything about the Wii. Before Nintendo bought the domain name Wii.com, who was the previous owner?

Nintendo Gal reports that the name Wii.com, before becoming the Wii’s official site, belonged to the Weyerhaeuser paper and pulp company.

Based in Federal Way, Washington, Weyerhaeuser is reported to be one of the largest owners of softwood timberland, with properties covering 38 million acres in five different countries, and had at least US$ 22.629 billion in revenue last year – not bad for a company that deals in stuff we use for writing down cheat codes, and for wiping our bottoms.

Now, the other owner before Weyerhaeuser was a Willamette Industries, and while we have no data on them, we do know that their name – Willamette – is also the setting for the Colorado area where the Xbox 360 title Dead Rising takes placeInteresting coincidence.

Now, going back to the Wii, it seems that when Nintendo decided to change the Revolution’s name to the Wii, they paid Weyerhaeuser an undisclosed amount for the rights to the domain name, and the rest after that is history, as far as Wii fans are concerned.

Via Nintendo Gal

WeycoWii know the Nintendo console that’s become a household name, and wii know just how many puns have been used in its name.

Now, here’s a pop quiz for the Wii fans who think they know everything about the Wii. Before Nintendo bought the domain name Wii.com, who was the previous owner?

Nintendo Gal reports that the name Wii.com, before becoming the Wii’s official site, belonged to the Weyerhaeuser paper and pulp company.

Based in Federal Way, Washington, Weyerhaeuser is reported to be one of the largest owners of softwood timberland, with properties covering 38 million acres in five different countries, and had at least US$ 22.629 billion in revenue last year – not bad for a company that deals in stuff we use for writing down cheat codes, and for wiping our bottoms.

Now, the other owner before Weyerhaeuser was a Willamette Industries, and while we have no data on them, we do know that their name – Willamette – is also the setting for the Colorado area where the Xbox 360 title Dead Rising takes placeInteresting coincidence.

Now, going back to the Wii, it seems that when Nintendo decided to change the Revolution’s name to the Wii, they paid Weyerhaeuser an undisclosed amount for the rights to the domain name, and the rest after that is history, as far as Wii fans are concerned.

Via Nintendo Gal

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