Will Microsoft call its next generation console the Xbox Fusion? Domain names point to yes

If Microsoft has learned anything from its previous mistakes with launching a product without the matching domains -- then it's quite possible that the company's next generation console will be called the "Xbox Fusion". Microsoft owns the name in a variety of different extensions and it has for … [Read more...]

Microsoft disputes XboxFitness.com, files European Community trademark [UPDATED]

Microsoft has filed a complaint (Case Number 1473274) with the National Arbitration Forum (NAF) over the domain names XboxFitness.com and XboxFitness.net. So, is this domain dispute nothing more than the company trying to protect its intellectual property?  Or, could Microsoft be looking to … [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...]

Microsoft Corporation registers domain names for ‘Xbox Summer Stadium App’

Microsoft has picked up two new domain names this week hinting at an upcoming 'Summer Stadium' app for the Xbox. On April 30, 2012, Microsoft registered the hyphenated domains, xbox-summer-stadium-app.com (Whois) and xbox-summer-stadium-app.net (Whois), through the internet brand protection … [Read more...]

Microsoft Corporation privately registers slew of “Halo: Infinity” domain names

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 … [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...]

Xbox720.com 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...]

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 to release the Xbox Kinect Accelerator; it registered the domains

With the one year anniversary of the debut of the Kinect taking place earlier this month, a lot of news has been coming out on the motion sensing device for the Xbox 360. One of the announcements is that the Kinect SDK for Windows, which enables developers to create new uses for the Kinect, will … [Read more...]