Archives for January 2012

Google quietly launches Women Entrepreneurs on the Web initiative

Google employee Pooja Srinivas appears to be one of the people behind Google's latest web initiative called "Women Entrepreneurs on the Web" (or WeOW, for short). Srinivas, a resident of India, registered several domains earlier this month like (Whois), which … [Read more...] domain name ordered transferred to Rose McGowan

Actress Rose McGowan filed a complaint (Case Number: 1419570) over the domain name <> with the National Arbitration Forum back in December 2011. Now a three-member panel has ordered the name transferred to Rose McGowan, after finding the domain identical to the common law … [Read more...] domain registration by Activision adds to mystery

Almost a week after I first reported that Activision had purchased several "Skylanders Giants" domain names like and, it appears the video game company has registered another new Skylanders domain, further adding to the mystery of the company's future … [Read more...]

Academy Award nominated actor Ryan O’Neal wins domain

A single-member panel with the National Arbitration Forum has ordered the domain name be transferred to Academy Award and Golden Globe Award nominated actor Ryan O'Neal. Ryan O'Neal was represented by Howard H. Weller of Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP,  who filed the dispute … [Read more...]

Take-Two registers Death to Founders, Vox Populi domains for Bioshock Infinite

It appears Take-Two Interactive Software is going to ramp up online marketing for its upcoming first-person shooter Bioshock Infinite that is set to be released later this year. On January 23, 2012, the video game publisher registered the domains (Whois), … [Read more...]

Electronic Arts files trademark applications for ‘Trouble Makers’ game

Electronic Arts filed two trademark applications with the United States Patent and Trademark Office on January 18, 2012, for the term "Trouble Makers". Serial number 85519088 covers: "Entertainment services, namely, providing an on-line computer game; Provision of information relating to … [Read more...]

Facebook registers ‘newsroom’ domains, is a social news website on the way?

Facebook has had a busy week with domain names. On January 18, the company registered a slew of domains with "FB Origin" in the name.  It followed up those purchases with "timeline movie maker" domains.  Facebook hasn't officially been confirmed as the buyer of the timeline domains since the … [Read more...]

Microsoft acquires and other Halo related domain names

Microsoft has made some interesting domain name acquisitions this month that might create excitement for Halo fans. And I'm not talking about names like Halo 13 or Halo Kinect 3D, I'm talking about names like and  According to Whois records, Microsoft is now … [Read more...]

Zynga sports games like football may be coming soon as more hints are dropped

If you've been itching to play sports games developed by social gaming giant Zynga, they may actually be closer to launch than you think.  In the past 12 months, the company has made moves indicating social sports games may be under development, like the hiring of EA Sports Creative Director Mark … [Read more...]