ZoomPoker is PokerStars ‘Rush Poker’ with confirmation from sources inside PokerStars and evidence from a little detective work by pokerQ4.
But is it ZoomPoker or PokerStars ZoomPoker?
Is pokerstarszoompoker.com the fall back, redirect and sensible domain name to protect or is it the main domain name for their new Rush Poker game? Only time will tell, with PokerStars still having enough time to rebrand their Rush Poker game again or perhaps they are pulling their own domain name bluff version of the now infamous Phil Ivey Divorce bluff?
The poker world has been discussing for months about PokerStars Rush Poker and had thought it was going to be called BlitzPoker, like pokerQ4 suggested back on November 12th (keep note of this date and month). With Terminal Poker being the only other Rush Poker client out there people are also interested in what PokerStars will do with their version of Rush Poker and how it fits into their business model.
Pokerfuse.com though have got their finger on someones pulse or around something that pulses and works at PokerStars and you can read a lot more about it in this article Zoom Poker: PokerStars’ Rush-like Game is Close to Public Beta. Nick Jones, the author has commented on our more recent article.
Using the Pokerfuse information that the PokerStars version of Rush Poker was going to be called ZoomPoker we checked out zoompoker.com and that is not officially owned by PokerStars. Which is a massive surprise and still hard to believe.
By adding PokerStars to the front of zoompoker you get … pokerstarszoompoker.com
Is ZoomPoker the new PokerStars RushPoker?
This is where it gets interesting in a very nerdy way, which we recommend you crazy cats at home do not try as it leads down a very dark path. Obviously us pokerQ4 beer swilling, poker lads don’t do or like that sort of techy nerdy stuff, so we can not take the credit for this. Especially if it is wrong. Unless it is correct then I will own up.
pokerstarszoompoker.com was purchased around the right time as its recorded Creation Date is 08-nov-2011.
Domain Name: POKERSTARSZOOMPOKER.COM
Name Server: PDNS1.ULTRADNS.NET
Name Server: PDNS2.ULTRADNS.NET
Updated Date: 08-nov-2011
Creation Date: 08-nov-2011
Expiration Date: 08-nov-2012
The Domain Name Server (DNS), where the site is hosted on the internet, is one that was instantly recognised as a PokerStars DNS. When you purchase a web domain you can usually make you details private if its a dotcom and some other TLD’s (Top Level Domains such as dotnet). The pokerstars part of the website name obviously gives it away but it is still half hidden or difficult to prove its PokerStars as it could be a cyber squatter, unless you understand the DNS it is hosted on.
Unless you knew the name of the proposed PokerStars version of RushPoker then you would have a very difficult time in finding it. Why is this? 5 years ago PartyGaming owned over 5000 domain names and were getting very aggressive about protecting their Intellectual Property. Then when the new dotpoker (.poker) domains are awarded in a year or two this will create even more domains and cyber squatters for them to worry about.
We do not know how many domains PokerStars have, as they do not have multiple products, but as they say they are licensed in more countries than any other Poker site, so they must have the odd 3 or 4.
If you type in www.pokerstarszoompoker.com you get the error page of a domain name hosted but with no pages or any website presence. Just the sort of thing you would do with a secretish new product and site you are launching. When PartyBets.com was launched by PartyGaming a few years ago not one single person was allowed to type in that phrase or anything like it to any search engine.
The question remains will it be ZoomPoker.com or PokerStarsZoomPoker.com?