Is Google going to introduce Google Plus Stories? Maybe, according to domains

Last November, Twitter introduced Twitter Stories, which allows users to share how they used the social media platform in an interesting way.  Facebook launched its own Facebook Stories application back in 2010.  Now, Google has registered the domain GooglePlusStories.com, hinting that it may roll … [Read more...]

Google takes control of the domain GooglePlay.com [UPDATED]

Back in early March, Google filed a complaint (Case No. 1432449) over the domain name GooglePlay.com with the National Arbitration Forum. The complaint came shortly after the launch of its new entertainment hub Google Play. Despite a ruling not yet being published, part of the Whois … [Read more...]

Google files complaint over hundreds of domains with “Google” in the name

Google Inc. has filed one complaint (Case No. 1434643) with the National Arbitration Forum that encompasses well over 700 domains with the word "Google" in the name like GoogleBills.com and GoogleSony.com. Google filed the Uniform Domain Name Resolution Policy (UDRP) complaint this week against … [Read more...]

Google trademarks Showy for software that turns a device into a remote control

Late last month, Google registered the domain name GoogleShowy.com.   With such generic words in the name there was not much to go on. But now, Google has filed a trademark application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office revealing more details as to what "Showy" will be when it's … [Read more...]

Google was buyer of Wallet.com domain

Back in June 2011, DotWeekly editor Jamie Zoch spotted a change in the Whois records of the domain name Wallet.com.  Jamie speculated that either Zynga or Google was the buyer of the domain, which was privately registered making it difficult to know the owner's identity. As of today, the buyer is … [Read more...]

Google files a complaint over the GooglePlay.com domain name

Google introduced Google Play earlier this week and one of the key missing pieces for the online launch was the domain name GooglePlay.com.  That's because the name has been owned by someone else and not the search engine giant for years. But Google isn't wasting any time trying to get the domain … [Read more...]

Could the Google-branded tablet be called the Google Play? [UPDATED]

[Update 1 on March 6, 2012:. Google Play isn't the name of Google's upcoming tablet.  The company announced that starting today, Android Market, Google Music and the Google eBookstore will become part of Google Play.] Original story on March 2, 2012:. Rumors have been swirling since late February … [Read more...]

What is Google’s RoboHornet?

It may be nothing, it may be something.  But what is known is that Google privately registered the domain names RoboHornet.com and RoboHornet.org on February 17, 2012, then removed the Whois privacy and transferred the domains to its own name servers a week later. RoboHornet.com (Whois) and … [Read more...]