Valve buys mysterious ‘Steam Static’ domain

Steam Static

It's been more than a month since Valve officially announced its Steam gaming machines.  Though the Steam Machine isn't scheduled to be launched until 2014, more details continue to emerge with a first look at Valve's Steam Machine prototype being revealed this past week. To make things a bit … [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 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...]

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...]

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...]

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

twitter

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...]

Facebook to launch Publishing Garage to help brands create better connections

Facebook

It may not be official just yet, but all signs point to Facebook launching Facebook Publishing Garage, "a program geared at building world-class social publishing systems that enable brands to create the most meaningful connections with their connections and their friends through News Feed … [Read more...]

Facebook registers ‘Facebook Live Staging’ .com, .net, and .org domains

Facebook Live Staging

In late November, Facebook revised its long-standing terms with Zynga, and in doing so, it opened up more opportunities for game developers. Only a day after Zynga filed a document with the SEC outlining new terms in its agreement, Facebook registered a handful of domains around the term "Live … [Read more...]