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 finally launches Cube, play your way through a cubic Google Maps world

Back in January, Google released a teaser video for a Google maps-based game that was set to be released in February.  But February, came and went and the game wasn't released.  Now, Google has finally quietly launched the game online at www.playmapscube.com. Travel through New York, Tokyo and … [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 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...]

Motorola Trademark Holdings registers Motorola Turn domains [UPDATED]

This week, Motorola Trademark Holdings registered several domain names around the word "Turn" for some type of new consumer product.  The domain purchases include names such as MotoTurn.com and MotorolaTurn.com. It's unknown at this time what may come of the Motorola Turn.  Will it be a mobile … [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...]

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...]

Google Inc. registers more GoogleWeb, ChromeWeb, and Screenwise domains

Search Engine Land's Matt McGee reported earlier this month that Google had registered a number of Labs, Screenwise and Adwords domains.  Among the list of fourteen names were domains like GoogleWebLab.com, ChromeWebLab.com, and ScreenwiseMedia.com. Now Google has registered more variations of … [Read more...]

Google goes after YouTube typo domains that it didn’t win in a previous dispute

Google has been going after popular typos of the web address YouTube.com in recent months and it's been having its share of success in disputes, winning five typo domain names in early January and several more later that month in another case that also involved Google typo domains. However, in a … [Read more...]