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...]

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...]

Microsoft files trademark for “Avatar Motocross Madness” game [UPDATED]

Microsoft Corporation filed a trademark application on April 5, 2012, for "Avatar Motocross Madness" with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The goods and services in the trademark filing (Serial Number: 85590644) cover "Game software" and "Providing a website featuring information in … [Read more...]

Microsoft Corporation registers XboxFL.com, XboxFL.net domain names

Early this month, I wrote about Microsoft secretly acquiring the domain names Halo5.com and Halo9.com. Now, the company has made two more interesting domain purchases this week.  On March 28, 2012, Microsoft Corporation registered XboxFL.com (Whois) and XboxFL.net (Whois). So, what on earth is … [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...]

Microsoft files trademark for “People Powered Stories”, more Google bashing?

Since Google announced changes to its privacy policies, it has come under an onslaught of criticism from all directions including rivals.  Microsoft has already taken aim at Google with its "Putting People First" advertising campaign and a YouTube video called "Gmail Man". Now it looks like … [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...]