Archives for February 2012

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 and on February 17, 2012, then removed the Whois privacy and transferred the domains to its own name servers a week later. (Whois) and … [Read more...]

Motorola files MOTOSMART, MOTOGO! trademarks for mobile and smartphones

With the Mobile World Congress (MWC) set to begin shortly in Barcelona, Motorola has filed two new trademark applications with the United States Patent and Trademark Office for MOTOSMART and MOTOGO!. The goods and services in the MOTOSMART trademark filing (Serial Number: 85548438) cover, "Mobile … [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,, and Now Google has registered more variations of … [Read more...] 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...]

Samsung files trademarks for Galaxy Axiom, Awaken, Heir, Rite smartphones

With the Mobile World Congress less than a week away, Samsung has filed four new trademarks for smartphones with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. On February 16, 2012, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. submitted trademark applications for the Samsung Galaxy Rite (Serial Number: 85545292), … [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 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...]

Linsanity dot-com website changes from selling Lin apparel to Coming Soon page

It looks like Andrew Slayton who coached Jeremy Lin at Palo Alto High School in California and who registered the domain in 2010, has opted to stop selling Lin-related apparel on the website. As of today, instead of seeing t-shirts for sale with sayings like "Lin Your … [Read more...]

Ubisoft Entertainment registers Ghost Recon Network domains [UPDATED]

[Updated:. Ubisoft has unveiled Ghost Recon Network.] Original Story on February 2, 2012:.Does Ubisoft have something more in store for Ghost Recon? On February 15, 2012, Ubisoft Entertainment registered three new "Ghost Recon Network" domain names like The … [Read more...]

Microsoft registers KillmsnNOW and other anti-msnNOW domain names

Earlier this week, Microsoft launched a new site called msnNOW, which serves up the most interesting trends from real-time sources like Twitter. The site's launch was followed by the registration of over a dozen anti-msnNOW domains like, and some other names that … [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...]