WIPO Roundup: Google, Autotrader, Wikimedia, and other interesting disputes

Got Milk Funny Tshirt

Nearly 1,000 domain disputes have been filed with WIPO, the World Intellectual Property Organization, since the beginning of 2011, with many cases getting attention across the web like the case of Facebook which filed a complaint over 21 separate domains and won.    Here's a look at some of the … [Read more...]

$4.5 million iCloud.com domain name may switch owners soon

Apple iCloud

More details continue to emerge about Apple's iCloud music service which reports say will be unveiled on the web at icloud.com --- a domain name the company reportedly paid $4.5 million for ownership of from Swedish cloud computing company Xcerion.  According to a report on Thursday by … [Read more...]

Game Rumors: Zynga registers Mojitomo domain names, files for trademark

mojitomo

While rumors of Zynga's imminent IPO continue to spread across news sites and blogs, the company appears to be busy behind the scenes working on a project called Mojitomo.  The company filed a trademark application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office on May 24, 2011.  Here's a … [Read more...]

Sony Pictures registers domain names for yet-untitled “Killing bin Laden” movie

Killing bin Laden Movie

Earlier this month as reported by Deadline.com, The New York Times, Associated Press, and other news sites, Sony Pictures Entertainment acquired the rights to Kathryn Bigelow's film about killing Osama bin Laden. The film project was originally called "killing bin Laden" according to Deadline who … [Read more...]

A flurry of Navy SEAL domain names registered after the killing of bin Laden

US Navy SEAL

As one might expect, with the Navy SEALs being in the news after killing Osama bin Laden, the number of Navy SEAL domain names being registered has soared. The latest stories of Disney abandoning its trademark application on SEAL Team 6 and news of Columbia Pictures set to debut the first film in … [Read more...]

UberMedia has change of heart on twitteripad.com

Twitter for iPad

Last week I wrote about how UberMedia registered the domain name twitteripad.com, despite the company's sometimes rocky relationship with Twitter. In February, UberTwitter, Twidroyd, and UberCurrent were temporarily suspended by Twitter.  The UberMedia apps were shut off for terms of … [Read more...]

New date for “The Rapture” on October 21, brings new domain registrations

The Rapture

Harold Camping, has apparently miscalculated "The Rapture" date and says it will occur five months from now on October 21, 2011, along with end of the world.  Since announcing the new date, several domain names related to the new doomsday date have been registered by individuals.  Many of the … [Read more...]

Founded by former TechCrunch writer, The Inquisitr sells for $330,000 on Flippa

The Inquisitr

The Inquisitr (inquisitr.com) founded by former TechCrunch writer and b5media co-founder Duncan Riley in May 2008, sold for $330,000 USD on Friday. The site went up for sale on Flippa a week ago.  In the last 6 months, it has run in the 7-8 million page view range based on statistics provided … [Read more...]

Despite shaky relationship with Twitter, UberMedia buys the domain name Twitteripad.com

ubermedia

Despite having its apps suspended earlier this year by Twitter for violating the company's policies, one of which included trademark infringement, that hasn't stopped UberMedia from purchasing the domain name Twitteripad.com.  The company which is owned by IdeaLab and was previously called … [Read more...]

ModernWarfare3.com gets thousands of Facebook fans, growth continues. Site not affiliated with Call of Duty

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 Attack on New York City

The owner of ModernWarfare3.com has gained thousands of fans on Facebook and is adding hundreds per day following the news that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 will be released this November.  The domain name and website, which I have written about previously here and here, has been adding new … [Read more...]