Archives for October 2012

Microsoft registers HaloExchange.com, UNSCExchange.com domain names

If domain names are any indication of Microsoft's plans for its biggest Xbox franchise, the company may be opening some type of new store with the launch of Halo 4. On October 17, Microsoft registered the names HaloExchange.com (Whois), HaloExchange.net (Whois), HaloWaypointStore.com (Whois), … [Read more...]

Sequel to be called Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare according to domains

It looks like the folks at PopCap Games have settled on a title to Plants vs. Zombies 2, due out in the Spring of 2013. The company has registered a slew of domain names like GardenWarfare.net, PlantsvsZombiesGardenWarfare.com, and PvZGardenWarfare.com. In August, PopCap Games officially … [Read more...]

KindleMother.com? Amazon secretly registers family member domain names

KindleChild.com, KindleFather.com, KindleMother.com, KindlePreteen.com - those are just a handful of the names that Amazon privately registered this week through the registrar Go Daddy. All of the names were registered to Domains By Proxy, Go Daddy's private registration service, but with a … [Read more...]

Blizzard Entertainment registers WarcraftBattles.com domain name

While it may be nothing more than a defensive registration to protect its Warcraft brand, Blizzard Entertainment this week registered the domain WarcraftBattles.com. The name had at one time been registered to a Massachusetts man back in 2007, but it expired in 2009 and became available again, … [Read more...]

Florida man wanted $200,000 for ‘League of Legends Porn’ dot-com domain name

In late September, a decision was handed down by the World Intellectual Property Organization in a domain complaint brought by Riot Games against the owner of LeagueofLegendsPorn.com. As reported earlier in the week, the ruling went in favor of Riot Games (the complainant), and as a result, … [Read more...]

BlackOps.com no longer shows company website, displays youth baseball page

It appears video game developer Black Ops Entertainment has taken down their company website at www.BlackOps.com in favor of putting up a web page that displays a broken photo album from a church's baseball team in San Francisco, California. The change occurred within the last week and comes as … [Read more...]

Activision hints at new Call of Duty gaming glasses via domain names

It looks like Activision may be marketing some new glasses with its upcoming launch of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, which is slated to be released on November 18, 2012 in the USA. The speculation comes way of several domain names that were privately registered back in July 2012 according to Whois … [Read more...]

Ubisoft registers ‘Me as a Zombie’ name, as ZombiU release date approaches

Ubisoft has registered a few domains this week, including one interesting name:  MeAsAZombie.com (Me as a Zombie). The gaming company registered the domain name on October 1, 2012, according to Whois records. As the November release date approaches for Ubisoft's first-person shooter ZombiU, … [Read more...]

Activision Publishing reapplies for ‘Sing Hero’ trademark with the USPTO

Hinting that a possible karaoke title is on the horizon, Activision Publishing has reapplied for its trademark on 'Sing Hero', a trademark it first filed back in 2009. Unlike the old trademark, the new trademark (Serial Number: 85740335) covers computer game software for use on, "mobile and … [Read more...]