Archives for March 2012

Amazon drops more hints of B2B marketplace with AmazonB2B domains

Andrew Alleman reported yesterday on his blog Domain Name Wire (DNW) that Amazon had registered a slew of domains like SuppliesAmazon.com on March 28 that suggested a manufacturing or B2B play. While big tech companies like Amazon typically don't comment on rumor or speculation, Amazon continues to … [Read more...]

Ubisoft registers Ubiloud.com domain

Ubi-this.  And Ubi-that.  Video game publisher Ubisoft has registered a new domain name this week: Ubiloud.com. According to Whois records, Ubisoft Entertainment purchased the name on March 29, 2012. It's unknown what the future will bring for Ubiloud.  As of right now, the domain name does … [Read more...]

Microsoft Corporation registers XboxFL.com, XboxFL.net domain names

Early this month, I wrote about Microsoft secretly acquiring the domain names Halo5.com and Halo9.com. Now, the company has made two more interesting domain purchases this week.  On March 28, 2012, Microsoft Corporation registered XboxFL.com (Whois) and XboxFL.net (Whois). So, what on earth is … [Read more...]

Google files complaint over hundreds of domains with “Google” in the name

Google Inc. has filed one complaint (Case No. 1434643) with the National Arbitration Forum that encompasses well over 700 domains with the word "Google" in the name like GoogleBills.com and GoogleSony.com. Google filed the Uniform Domain Name Resolution Policy (UDRP) complaint this week against … [Read more...]

AOL to launch website about men’s lifestyles on Mandatory.com [UPDATED]

AOL is getting ready to add yet another website called "Mandatory" to its growing network of online publications. On March 14, 2012, AOL Inc. submitted a trademark application (Serial Number: 85569293) with the United States Patent and Trademark Office for "Mandatory" for a website featuring … [Read more...]

Research in Motion (RIM) acquires BlackBerrySpin.com domain name

It looks like Research in Motion Ltd. (RIM) has privately registered the domain name BlackBerrySpin.com after it recently expired. On March 25, 2012, the domain name BlackBerrySpin.com (Whois) was registered through the brand protection company MarkMonitor, where other web properties that RIM owns … [Read more...]

Tebow Takes New York reality show? Brand Protection Co. registers domains

While Tim Tebow won't be starring in the ABC reality series "The Bachelor", the NFL quarterback who is headed to the New York Jets could have another reality show lined up, according to several private domain name registrations through the brand protection company MarkMonitor. On March 21, names … [Read more...]

Is Activision launching a blog? Game publisher registers ActivisionNews.com

Could Activision be launching its own blog sometime in the near future?  It very well could be according to a recent domain registration by Mary Tuck, Activision's legal counsel.  On March 19, the company registered the domain name ActivisionNews.com (Whois) through the internet brand protection … [Read more...]

Google trademarks Showy for software that turns a device into a remote control

Late last month, Google registered the domain name GoogleShowy.com.   With such generic words in the name there was not much to go on. But now, Google has filed a trademark application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office revealing more details as to what "Showy" will be when it's … [Read more...]

DreamWorks registers domains for something called Shrek’s Thrilling Tales

While DreamWorks Animation may have no plans for a fifth Shrek film, it does appear to have something in store for the fairy tale ogre, according to several new domain registrations that center around: Shrek's Thrilling Tales. On March 19, DreamWorks Animation L.L.C. registered … [Read more...]