Take-Two Interactive registers HungoverX.com domain name [UPDATED]

Bureau: XCOM Declassified-hungover-x

Take-Two appears to have made an interesting domain registration in late July.  On July 25, the video game company registered HungoverX.com, according to WHOIS records. Though the name was privately registered through Network Solutions, the WHOIS record clearly shows Take-Two.  The information … [Read more...]

Disney’s LucasFilm registers ‘Star Wars Attack Squadrons’ domain names [UPDATED]

Star Wars Attack Squadron

Disney has gone out and registered domain names for a yet to be announced project called Star Wars Attack Squadrons. The registrations include names like StarWarsAttackSquadrons.com, SWAttackSquadrons.com, AttackSquadrons.com, and AttackSquadron.us, to name just a few. Most of the names were … [Read more...]

Microsoft takes ownership of XboxOne.com and XboxOne.net domain names [UPDATED]

Xbox One

Microsoft's lawyers have officially taken ownership of the domain names XboxOne.com and XboxOne.net after filing a complaint with the National Arbitration Forum (NAF) back in late May. Both domains just changed registrants to Microsoft, c/o The Richard Law Group, a law firm that often represents … [Read more...]

Complaint Denied: Nintendo loses dispute over WiiU.com domain name [UPDATED]

Wii U

In February, Nintendo of America filed a cybersquatting complaint against the owner of WiiU.com with the World Intellectual Property Organization, in what seemed like a slam dunk case for the video game company. A decision in WIPO Case Number D2013-0322 was posted to WIPO's website Saturday and … [Read more...]

Now Microsoft’s lawyers are going after Xbox1.com domain name [UPDATED]

Call of Duty Ghosts on the Xbox One

A little over a week ago, Microsoft filed a complaint with the National Arbitration Forum (NAF) over the domain names XboxOne.com and XboxOne.net.  The company, it seems, held off on registering or acquiring any Xbox One related domains until after the announcement of its next-generation Xbox, so as … [Read more...]

Microsoft secretly registers Halo Spartan Assault domains [UPDATED]

Halo Spartan Assault

There is a lot of buzz about Halo with E3 less than two weeks away.  Microsoft is expected to reveal Halo 5 but is not expected to share anything more about Steven Spielberg’s upcoming Halo TV series, of which little is known about. It does appear however the company is up to something related to … [Read more...]

Microsoft files dispute over XboxOne.com and XboxOne.net domain names

Xbox One

Microsoft has filed a complaint (Case Number 1501205) with the National Arbitration Forum (NAF) over the domain names XboxOne.com and XboxOne.net. The filing appeared online today, just two days after the company announced its next-generation console the Xbox One. For months speculation, often … [Read more...]

Lucasfilm registers slew of domains for Star Wars Alliance, Bothan Spies, Order 67, Star Wars Rebels, many more

Star Wars

It was announced this week, that Electronic Arts and The Walt Disney Company signed a multi-year video game agreement which allows them to create Star Wars games. Now Lucasfilm, which was acquired by Disney last year, has registered a slew of new domain names that include titles like:  Star Wars … [Read more...]

Electronic Arts registers domains for Battlefield 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, and 20

Battlefield 19

Call it defensive or call it long-term planning, but Electronic Arts has gone out and registered dot-com domains for Battlefield 13 all the way through Battlefield 20. On May 2, EA registered each of the names through the brand protection agency Corporation Service Company (CSC), adding to its … [Read more...]

Beware: Fake ‘Call of Duty: Ghosts’ beta websites already springing up online

Call of Duty: Ghosts Beta

Another new video game announcement, and with it comes the scammers. Activision officially revealed Call of Duty: Ghosts this week, and now a number of fake beta websites are already online promising unsuspecting users free beta keys to the game. Not only do the sites use the game's artwork, … [Read more...]