Archives for June 2011

Another twist in ModernWarfare3.com story, still not owned by Activision

The ModernWarfare3.com 'not owned by Activision' story took another twist today as the producer of the video displayed on the homepage of the now 'anti Call of Duty' website, posted a message on the YouTube video saying, "I did not create ModernWarfare3.com." I've been following the story of … [Read more...]

Transfer denied to Systemware in domain dispute over Cite.com

This result is not surprising.  Panelist Christopher J. Pibus has denied Systemware, Inc. of Addison, Texas, the domain name cite.com, in a dispute filed with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). On April 26, 2011, a complaint was filed with the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation … [Read more...]

It’s official: Google owns Photovine.com

Just over a week ago, on June 18, I wrote about Google filing a trademark application for "Photovine" and speculated that the company owned the domain name, photovine.com, after the Whois records switched to MarkMonitor and DNStination from its previous owner. Now it's official --- Google owns … [Read more...]

Looks like Arizona State wants SunDevils.com, a naturist website

The domain sundevils.com was first registered back in 1999 and throughout the years has had a lot of different uses, including re-directing to the website of Diablo Sun Devils, a naturist club founded in the San Francisco Bay Area that publishes nude photographs of women online.  Its motto, … [Read more...]

Domain dispute proceedings over typo Twiter.com have been suspended

It appears Twitter has requested that the proceedings over the disputed domain twiter.com be suspended.  The micro blogging site filed a domain dispute (case #D2011-0890) over the web address twiter.com with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in early June, days later it added … [Read more...]

Pharmaceutical Product Development wins case to get PPD.com from its owner

Updated June 27, 2011, 2:53 PM:  The decision has been published on the WIPO website.  ** It is a baffling case.  A global contract research organization providing drug discovery, development and lifecycle management services, will get the three-letter domain ppd.com, according to a WIPO UDRP … [Read more...]

Sedo brokers the sale of Skeletor.com, is a Masters of the Universe film getting ready to start production?

It appears the domain name skeletor.com has been sold.  The Whois record, which was updated this week, now displays Sedo's Domain Transfer Escrow Service.  Because the domain name is currently in Sedo’s Transfer Service, it won’t be known immediately known who purchased it.  Or, for that … [Read more...]

Will Zynga give The Sims on Facebook a run for its money with Familyville?

Electronic Arts is making some big waves in the social gaming world this week amid rumors the company is buying PopCap Games a direct competitor of Zynga.  But that's not the only news regarding EA and social gaming.  In the fierce competition for the next top game title on Facebook, EA announced … [Read more...]

Domain dispute over ManofSteel.com, film set for release in December 2012

Updated July 20, 2011:  Turns out the complainant in the case was DC Comics, not Warner Bros.  A single-member panel has ruled in favor of DC Comics and ordered the domain name to be transferred.  Details here. ** It appears Warner Bros wants the domain name ManofSteel.com for its big film … [Read more...]

Facebook Music rumors cause Universal to register domain UMGFacebook.com

Following rumors that Facebook will be integrating music streaming service Spotify into its application, Universal Music Group which signed a deal with Spotify earlier this month, registered the domain name UMGFacebook.com on June 21, 2011, two days after GigaOM's story first broke. Although … [Read more...]