Archives for November 2011

Insidious 2 is in the works according to domain registrations by Sony Pictures

A sequel appears to be in the works for the best cost-to-gross ratio movie of the year "Insidious".  Horror movie fans may have something to look forward to in 2012 after Sony Pictures hinted that "Insidious 2" is in production, after the company registered a handful of domains like … [Read more...]

Chicago Tribune web site going local? Company registers over 300 domains

The last time the Chicago Tribune web site underwent a major makeover was in 2008, the same year the Tribune Company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.  The Tribune Company still hasn't emerged from bankruptcy protection after three years, but that doesn't seem to have stopped it from … [Read more...]

Samsung files trademark for ‘Samsung Galaxy Sleek’ smart phones and tablets

With the highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy Nexus rumored to be released on December 8 in the United States on Verizon, it appears Samsung is already planning its next device called the 'Samsung Galaxy Sleek'. On November 23, Samsung filed a trademark application (Serial Number: 85480030) with the … [Read more...]

SalesForce.com attempts to hijack Forces.com by filing domain dispute

Earlier this month, SalesForce.com filed a complaint (Case No. 1416951) with the National Arbitration Forum against Internet Venture Holdings (IVH) over the domain Forces.com. While complainants in disputes filed with the National Arbitration Forum aren't revealed until a panel delivers a … [Read more...]

Neither Sony, Nintendo, nor Microsoft own the domains for their next consoles

The console wars are heating up, but there's just one problem: the three major companies don't own the matching domains to their next-generation consoles. Nintendo doesn't own WiiU.com, Sony doesn't own Playstation4.com, and Microsoft doesn't own Xbox720.com. Will the companies submit a domain … [Read more...]

New Pinocchio film? Domains secretly registered by brand protection company

It's only speculation, but according to several new domain registrations made through the internet brand protection company MarkMonitor, it appears a new Pinocchio film could be in the works. On November 22, pinocchio-the-movie.com, pinocchiofilm.com, pinocchiothefilm.com, … [Read more...]

Defendant in Lanham Act lawsuit turns over dozens of domains to Facebook

Back in July, Facebook filed a lawsuit in United States District Court seeking the cancelling of typosquatter domains that infringed on its trademarks, as well as damages and other relief against a number of defendants. In the case of Facebook, Inc. v. Cyber2Media, Inc. et al, Facebook alleged … [Read more...]

Google going after YouTube typo domains that lead to survey scams

Google is going after several popular typos of the web address YouTube.com, all owned by the same person.  Each typo domain leads unsuspecting users to a site that looks confusingly similar to the official YouTube site (as shown in the picture above of YouTub.com - minus the 'e').  Instead of … [Read more...]

Amazon to launch a Santa app in time for the 2011 holiday season [UPDATED]

Updated December 1, 2011 at 5:37am EST:  As expected, Amazon announced the launch of its Santa App for the Kindle Fire and iPad.  The press release was issued yesterday on November 30.  A day before the announcement, Amazon added a bunch of related domains to its portfolio including: … [Read more...]

Google registers ‘Google Gives Back’

It looks like Google has plans to give back this holiday season, as to who or what exactly, is unknown. On November 20, the search engine giant registered three domain names: Googlegivesback.com, Googlegivesback.net and Googlegivesback.org. According to Whois historical records, … [Read more...]