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 names that were registered include: HaloInfinity.org, HaloInfinity.co.uk, HaloInfinity.mobi, HaloInfinity.de, HaloInfinityMultiplayer.net, HaloInfinityMultiplayer.org, HaloInfinityMultiplayer.co.uk, HaloInfinityMultiplayer.mobi and HaloInfinityMultiplayer.de.
Infinity was a popular multiplayer level exclusive only to the PC for Halo: Combat Evolved, so it’s possible Microsoft will be offering it as a multiplayer map for Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary.
Other domains that were registered the same week through MarkMonitor include SpartanOps.org (Whois), SpartanOps.net, and MorethanJustamap.com (Whois). These too, were privately registered.
Microsoft hasn’t officially been confirmed as the buyer of the Halo: Infinity domains since the registrant of each name is hidden behind Whois privacy, but the names were registered through MarkMonitor, and Microsoft is among their high-profile clients. Microsoft’s own Microsoft.com is registered through MarkMonitor.
I won’t speculate on what Microsoft is planning, but to register this many names means something is on the way.
None of the domains resolve to a web site at the time of this story going online, and Microsoft has not announced anything official.
[Updated Apr 5, 2012 at 9:50am EST:. Microsoft registered additional domains including: SpartanOps.in, SpartanOps.jp, SpartanOps.tw, SpartanOps.co.uk, SpartanOps.mobi, SpartanOps.de, HaloInfinity.in, HaloInfinity.jp, HaloInfinity.tw, HaloInfinityMultiplayer.in, HaloInfinityMultiplayer.jp and HaloInfinityMultiplayer.tw.]
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11 replies on “Microsoft Corporation privately registers slew of “Halo: Infinity” domain names”
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The Infinity is also a human warship in the new Halo Reclaimer trilogy. It is constructed of human and forerunner technology.
I missed that earlier, thanks for sharing.
Maybe the name of the game will be changed to Halo: Infinity? IMO it beats Halo 4. Then again, I’m number-phobic. 😛
Anything is possible I guess, but considering they spent an undisclosed amount of money last year to get the Halo4.com, Halo Infinity may be destined for something else.
Here’s the link to the original story about the acquisition:
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You’re all noobs at this speculation thing. It’s an upcoming MMO thats why It’s called Halo “infinity”.