Microsoft registers HaloExchange.com, UNSCExchange.com domain names

Halo Exchange

If domain names are any indication of Microsoft's plans for its biggest Xbox franchise, the company may be opening some type of new store with the launch of Halo 4. On October 17, Microsoft registered the names HaloExchange.com (Whois), HaloExchange.net (Whois), HaloWaypointStore.com (Whois), … [Read more...]

Microsoft acquires Halo 7, Halo 8 & Halo 9 domains via brand protection company

Halo 4

Microsoft hints at future of Halo franchise with Halo 7-9 domain names Halo5.com, Halo9.com domains acquired by Microsoft in Feb/March 2012 Halo4.com acquired in 2011 for undisclosed amount after E3 unveiling Halo.com does not belong to Microsoft, belongs to product … [Read more...]

Sony Pictures registers a slew of ‘Console War’ movie domain names

Playstation 4 PS4 concept

The next generation of console wars between Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft is set to begin as all three manufacturers are due to release a new console in the near future.  Nintendo plans to release the Wii U in 2012, while the PlayStation 4 and Xbox 720 are expected in 2013.  Adding to the "war of … [Read more...]

Microsoft trademarks ‘Leap Experience Pioneers’ for game software

Microsoft Corporation submitted an application this week with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for 'Leap Experience Pioneers'. The filing (Serial Number: 85699906), which covers "game software", comes a little over a week after the company filed to trademark 'Galactic Reign' … [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...]

Ahead of rumored E3 reveal, Microsoft goes after XboxMusic.com [UPDATED]

Xbox Music E3 reveal

UPDATE 1 July 5, 2012:. Microsoft has won the domain dispute for XboxMusic.com.  A National Arbitration Forum panel has ordered the domain name transferred from Wang Shiguo to Microsoft Corporation. ORIGINAL STORY:. Last month, The Verge reported that Microsoft will offer a sneak peek at its Zune … [Read more...]

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

xbox-phone

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 files trademark for “Avatar Motocross Madness” game [UPDATED]

Avatar Motocross Madness

Microsoft Corporation filed a trademark application on April 5, 2012, for "Avatar Motocross Madness" with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The goods and services in the trademark filing (Serial Number: 85590644) cover "Game software" and "Providing a website featuring information in … [Read more...]