Archives for March 2013

Microsoft takes ownership of XboxGold.org domain as rumored reveal date nears

In no surprise, Microsoft has taken ownership of the domain XboxGold.org, weeks after filing a complaint (Case Number: 1483759) with the National Arbitration Forum. While no official ruling has been announced online, the name was transferred to Microsoft this week, according to WHOIS … [Read more...]

Take-Two going after more Grand Theft Auto V beta scammers, additional complaints filed

In February, Take-Two Interactive won a dispute over the domain getgtavbeta.com, which was followed by a win over betagtav.com, a phony website that claimed to have beta keys to the game.  Now, Take-Two has a total of four open cases over Grand Theft Auto V related domains. This week, complaints … [Read more...]

Facebook acquires the domain name Instachecker dot-com

According to WHOIS records, Facebook is now the owner of the domain Instachecker.com. Facebook acquired the name through the internet brand protection company MarkMonitor. Considering the word "insta" in the domain, instachecker likely has something to do with Instagram, the online … [Read more...]

Take-Two wins another dispute over a Grand Theft Auto V beta domain, 3 more to go

Take-Two Interactive has won a dispute over the domain betagtav.com, a name that was registered back in 2011 shortly after Grand Theft Auto V's official announcement.  The game is set to be released in September 2013. Last year, the domain owner launched a website on betagtav.com that claimed to … [Read more...]

Electronic Arts is buying up plenty of “Supreme Heroes” domain names

Electronic Arts has something in the works, according to the company's latest domain registrations. This week, EA purchased several domain names involving "Supreme Heroes". The latest batch of registrations include: Supreme-Hero.com, Supreme-Hero.org, Supreme-Heroes.org, SupremeHero.org, … [Read more...]

Fake ‘Modern Warfare 4 Beta’ website taken down after news of scam spreads [UPDATED]

As of today, a website that promised users beta codes to the yet-to-be-announced "Modern Warfare 4" has been taken down. The website went offline only after news of the scam, which operated on the domain name ModernWarfare4Beta.com, spread across the internet in the past 24 hours. A YouTube … [Read more...]

Fake “Modern Warfare 4 Beta” site launches on web address of the same name [UPDATED]

There never seems to be a shortage of scams online. As speculation grows that Activision's next installment in the Call of Duty series will be "Modern Warfare 4", the number of fake sites will grow that prey on people hoping to get an invite to the beta version of the game. This week, the … [Read more...]

Ubisoft pays undisclosed amount of cash to acquire Watch Dogs dot-com domain

Watch Dogs has been generating a lot of buzz in the video game community since it was first announced at E3 2012. Last June, on the very same day Ubisoft kicked off its E3 press conference and unveiled Watch Dogs, the company registered a bunch of new domains like WatchDogs2.com, WatchDogs3.com, … [Read more...]