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...]

Riot wins battle over League of Legends scam site, domain ordered transferred

Riot Games has won a case (Case Number: D2012-0744) against a scam website claiming to offer online support for the real-time strategy game League of Legends (LoL).  For those not aware, Riot Games provides official player support at the web address support.leagueoflegends.com, not … [Read more...]

Microsoft files complaint against owner of XboxSmartGlass.com, wants domain [UPDATED]

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...]

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

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]

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...]

Google takes control of the domain GooglePlay.com [UPDATED]

Back in early March, Google filed a complaint (Case No. 1432449) over the domain name GooglePlay.com with the National Arbitration Forum. The complaint came shortly after the launch of its new entertainment hub Google Play. Despite a ruling not yet being published, part of the Whois … [Read more...]

Microsoft wins another case against a fake Halo 4 beta website [UPDATED]

As buzz picks up about Halo 4, Microsoft has won another domain dispute (Claim Number: FA1203001432610) this past week against a fake Halo 4 beta website, this time Halo4Beta.biz. On April 11, 2012, a single member panel with the National Arbitration Forum ordered that the Halo4Beta.biz domain name … [Read more...]

Google files complaint over hundreds of domains with “Google” in the name

Google Inc. has filed one complaint (Case No. 1434643) with the National Arbitration Forum that encompasses well over 700 domains with the word "Google" in the name like GoogleBills.com and GoogleSony.com. Google filed the Uniform Domain Name Resolution Policy (UDRP) complaint this week against … [Read more...]

Google files a complaint over the GooglePlay.com domain name

Google introduced Google Play earlier this week and one of the key missing pieces for the online launch was the domain name GooglePlay.com.  That's because the name has been owned by someone else and not the search engine giant for years. But Google isn't wasting any time trying to get the domain … [Read more...]