Late last month, it was reported that Barnes & Noble would be introducing a new Nook this spring.
Although very little is known about the successor to the Nook Tablet, some interesting domain names were privately registered on February 13, 2012 with CSC Global, a company that helps protect many of the world’s best global brands in part by registering and managing thousands of domain names.
Additional names that were registered on the same day include: NookUniverse.com, NookTabletPen.com, and TheNookTabletPen.com.
The names currently resolve to a blank web page at the time of this story.
While the registrant of each domain is listed as Corporation Service Company, it’s pretty safe to say that Barnes & Noble is behind each name, as CSC specializes in domain, trademark, and brand services.
For now though, the name of the next Nook device will remain speculation until Barnes & Noble makes an official announcement.
[Updated on March 2, 2012:. It appears Barnes & Noble has acquired NookLabs.com according to Whois records.]
(Image of Jane Lynch holding Nook Tablet via BarnesandNoble.com)