Will Microsoft call its next generation console the Xbox Fusion? Domain names point to yes

Xbox Fusion

If Microsoft has learned anything from its previous mistakes with launching a product without the matching domains -- then it's quite possible that the company's next generation console will be called the "Xbox Fusion". Microsoft owns the name in a variety of different extensions and it has for … [Read more...]

Salesforce starts redirecting $2.6MM domain social.com to its Salesforce Marketing Cloud site [UPDATED]

Social.com

After acquiring the domain name social.com nearly two years ago, Salesforce.com is finally putting it to use. Earlier today, the cloud computing company began redirecting the name to its Salesforce Marketing Cloud website, located at www.salesforcemarketingcloud.com. The purchase of … [Read more...]

Take-Two continues legal fight over Grand Theft Auto V beta domain names

Grand Theft Auto V

Take-Two Interactive has been plagued with scammers who register domain names, and then set up websites that falsely claim to offer beta codes to Grand Theft Auto V, which will release on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC later this year. The legal team at Take-Two has been busy the past few months, filing … [Read more...]

Microsoft Corporation wins dispute for Xbox Gold domain name

Battlefield 4 Xbox Gold

A single-member panel with the National Arbitration Forum has ordered the domain Xbox-Gold.com be transferred to Microsoft.  Microsoft continues to grow its portfolio of "Xbox Gold" domains, having privately acquired or registered several related names including XboxGold.com. The company recently … [Read more...]

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

Xbox Gold Concept Art

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

Grand Theft Auto V Beta

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

instachecker

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

Grand Theft Auto V Beta

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

Battlefield Heroes

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]

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4

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...]