Microsoft may not like “Xbone” nickname, but they just acquired Xbone.com

Major Nelson may not like the idea of the Xbox One being nicknamed the "Xbone", but that hasn't stopped the company from acquiring the domain name Xbone.com. According to the latest WHOIS records, Microsoft Corporation is the name's new owner. While it's only speculation, it's very possible … [Read more...]

Google Cache reveals info on Ubisoft’s next-gen game Fighter Within [UPDATED]

Just a few days ago, newly discovered domain registrations hinted at a next-gen game by Ubisoft called Fighter Within.  Not much was known about the game at the time, except for the domain names and the fact they redirected visitors to a "Coming Soon" page on Ubisoft's official website. Thanks to … [Read more...]

Take-Two quickly takes control of GTAV.com domain name following complaint

Well that was quick.  Just over a week ago, Take-Two filed a domain dispute against the owner of GTAV.com with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). Though decisions can take up to several months to be reached, it appears the previous registrant handed over the name to Take-Two … [Read more...]

Ubisoft’s new next-gen IP may be called “Fighter Within”, domains registered [UPDATED]

Video game company Ubisoft appears to be up to something. Judging by changes to some domain names, the company looks to have registered Fighter-Within.com earlier this week and also secretly registered the name FighterWithinGame.com back in June.  Both names were registered using Go Daddy's proxy … [Read more...]

Take-Two goes after GTAV.com domain name, files dispute with WIPO [UPDATED]

With the release of the highly-anticipated Grand Theft Auto V fast approaching, Take-Two has been aggressively going after fake beta websites like gta5betacode.com by filing complaints with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). Since the beginning of the year, the video game … [Read more...]

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

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...]

Microsoft secretly registers Halo Spartan Assault domains [UPDATED]

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...]

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

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

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

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...]