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

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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...]

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...]

Next-generation Xbox may be called Xbox Gold, according to recent domain activity [UPDATED]

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As we get closer to Microsoft revealing its next-generation Xbox console, there will be a lot more talk about the name. Over the years, people have been suggesting possible names like the Xbox 720, Xbox Infinity, Xbox 8, Xbox Next, and the list goes on and on. Given all the information already … [Read more...]

Twitter files dispute over Twitter.org, domain being used for scam surveys

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Twitter has filed a complaint with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) over the domain name Twitter.org.  Today, people who type Twitter.org into their internet browser are sent to a web page that looks confusingly similar to the popular microblogging site.  A landing page appears … [Read more...]

Blizzard Entertainment takes ownership of mysterious Heroes of Warcraft domain

Heroes of Warcraft

Blizzard Entertainment has taken ownership of the domain HeroesofWarcraft.com. Back in November 2012, the gaming company filed a complaint with the National Arbitration Forum (NAF) against the owner, setting off speculation about the company's future plans and rumblings that Warcraft IV might be … [Read more...]

Model Cindy Crawford files dispute over CindyCrawford.com, domain redirects users to porn site

Cindy Crawford

Model Cindy Crawford who is well known for her mole just above her lip, has filed a complaint (Case Number: D2012-2454) with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) over the domain name CindyCrawford.com, a web address that - at the time of this story - redirects users to a hardcore … [Read more...]

Microsoft disputes XboxFitness.com, files European Community trademark [UPDATED]

Xbox Fitness

Microsoft has filed a complaint (Case Number 1473274) with the National Arbitration Forum (NAF) over the domain names XboxFitness.com and XboxFitness.net. So, is this domain dispute nothing more than the company trying to protect its intellectual property?  Or, could Microsoft be looking to … [Read more...]