Microsoft continues “Xbox Gold” domain buying spree following news of interest in name

Xbox Gold Concept Art

Since it was first reported Saturday that Microsoft had been obtaining "Xbox Gold" domains, the company has gone on the offensive registering a slew of "Xbox Gold" domains on Monday, including several international names. The newest domain registrations include XboxGold.biz, XboxGold.com.co, … [Read more...]

Microsoft Corporation secures rights to pair of “Xbox 8″ names at arbitration

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Microsoft Corporation has won two disputes filed in May with the National Arbitration Forum over a batch of Xbox-related domains owned by a resident of China who goes by the name "Cheng Juan". The disputed names include XboxPhone.com, XboxTablet.com, XboxLiveTV.com, XboxCompanion.com, Xbox8.us … [Read more...]

Microsoft files complaint against owner of XboxSmartGlass.com, wants domain [UPDATED]

Xbox SmartGlass

Xbox SmartGlass was officially unveiled earlier this week at the E3 convention in Los Angeles.  Days before the big event, rumors had swirled that Microsoft would reveal SmartGlass, prompting the company to register a slew of domains with "SmartGlass" in the name like XboxSmartGlass.net. One name … [Read more...]

Microsoft registers “Xbox Smart Glass” domains amid E3 rumors [UPDATED]

Xbox Smart Glass

UPDATE 2: Microsoft has unveiled Xbox SmartGlass.  Engadget writes, "SmartGlass brings Airplay-style wireless technology to Xbox and Windows 8 by letting you send video from your tablet or phone to your TV.  It then turns that second screen into an information window giving you data of the content … [Read more...]

Microsoft wants XboxPhone.com, XboxTablet.com, more; files dispute [UPDATED]

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Who knows what the future holds for the Xbox, but a recent complaint (Case Number: 1445083) filed with the National Arbitration Forum (NAF), may hint at things to come down the road. The domain dispute appeared on NAF’s website today and includes xbox8.org, xboxcompanion.com, xboxlivetv.com, … [Read more...]

Microsoft Corporation registers domain names for ‘Xbox Summer Stadium App’

Xbox Summer Stadium App

Microsoft has picked up two new domain names this week hinting at an upcoming 'Summer Stadium' app for the Xbox. On April 30, 2012, Microsoft registered the hyphenated domains, xbox-summer-stadium-app.com (Whois) and xbox-summer-stadium-app.net (Whois), through the internet brand protection … [Read more...]

Microsoft Corporation privately registers slew of “Halo: Infinity” domain names

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Microsoft has made some interesting domain name registrations this week, picking up several "Halo Infinity" domains like HaloInfinity.net (Whois) and HaloInfinityMultiplayer.com (Whois) through the internet brand protection company MarkMonitor. Microsoft didn't stop there either. Additional domain … [Read more...]

Microsoft Corporation registers XboxFL.com, XboxFL.net domain names

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Early this month, I wrote about Microsoft secretly acquiring the domain names Halo5.com and Halo9.com. Now, the company has made two more interesting domain purchases this week.  On March 28, 2012, Microsoft Corporation registered XboxFL.com (Whois) and XboxFL.net (Whois). So, what on earth is … [Read more...]

Microsoft looking to future, secretly acquires Halo5.com, Halo9.com

Halo 5

Remember last year when Microsoft acquired Halo4.com for an undisclosed amount from its previous owner?   Well, it looks like Microsoft is at it again, this time with the domains Halo5.com and Halo9.com. According to Whois records, Microsoft has secretly acquired Halo5.com (Whois) and … [Read more...]

Xbox720.com owner redirects domain to US PlayStation 3 website [UPDATED]

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Update 2 on Feb. 24 at 8:16pm Est: Jeremiah Germany has commented on the story by e-mail.  Jeremiah wrote, "Yes, I still do own the domain.  I switched to namecheap after the godaddy SOPA fiasco, which came with free Whois Privacy.  Yesterday I was testing the redirect with namecheap.  Apparently … [Read more...]