Microsoft registers HaloExchange.com, UNSCExchange.com domain names

If domain names are any indication of Microsoft's plans for its biggest Xbox franchise, the company may be opening some type of new store with the launch of Halo 4. On October 17, Microsoft registered the names HaloExchange.com (Whois), HaloExchange.net (Whois), HaloWaypointStore.com (Whois), … [Read more...]

Microsoft acquires Halo 7, Halo 8 & Halo 9 domains via brand protection company

Microsoft hints at future of Halo franchise with Halo 7-9 domain names Halo5.com, Halo9.com domains acquired by Microsoft in Feb/March 2012 Halo4.com acquired in 2011 for undisclosed amount after E3 unveiling Halo.com does not belong to Microsoft, belongs to product … [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...]

Halo4.com story sparks lively discussion about domains, squatting at video game news sites

My Wednesday night story on Microsoft acquiring the domain name Halo4.com from Scott O'Reilly sparked discussion about domains across a number of video-game news sites and blogs. Kotaku, part of Gawker Media's "Gawker" network of sites, was the first to publish this story with proper credit to … [Read more...]

Microsoft Corporation acquires the domain name Halo4.com, price unknown

Just a little more than a week ago, in a post on this blog I asked the question whether Microsoft would broker a deal for the domain name Halo4.com, after Microsoft had revealed Halo 4 at E3 without owning the domain.  You read it here first:  The company now owns and re-directs the domain to its … [Read more...]

Will Microsoft broker a deal for the domain name Halo4.com?

Microsoft will be releasing Halo 4 at the end of 2012, as reported by a number of sources including ars technica.  "It's official. As expected, at this morning's E3 keynote, Microsoft revealed both Halo 4 and an enhanced remake of the original Halo: Combat Evolved. Halo 4 will be the start of an … [Read more...]