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

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...]

Next-generation Xbox may be called Xbox Gold, according to recent domain activity [UPDATED]

As we get closer to Microsoft revealing its next-generation Xbox console, there will be a lot more talk about the name. Over the years, people have been suggesting possible names like the Xbox 720, Xbox Infinity, Xbox 8, Xbox Next, and the list goes on and on. Given all the information already … [Read more...]

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

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

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

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...]

Creative agency for Microsoft registers Halo 4 Remix, Halo Remix domains

It looks like a promotion or online contest for Halo 4, set for a worldwide release on November 6, 2012, may be on the way.  Roundhouse, a creative agency based in Seattle, WA, who counts among its clients Microsoft, has registered the domain names Halo4remix.com and Haloremix.com. Roundhouse … [Read more...]

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

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...]

Microsoft files trademark for “Avatar Famestar” for video game services

It appears Microsoft is working on something new for the Xbox called "Avatar Famestar" according to a recent trademark filing with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. On February 13, 2012, filed to trademark "Avatar Famestar". The goods and services covered in the trademark filing … [Read more...]

Neither Sony, Nintendo, nor Microsoft own the domains for their next consoles

The console wars are heating up, but there's just one problem: the three major companies don't own the matching domains to their next-generation consoles. Nintendo doesn't own WiiU.com, Sony doesn't own Playstation4.com, and Microsoft doesn't own Xbox720.com. Will the companies submit a domain … [Read more...]