Though it may seem ridiculous that Microsoft would name its new console without already owning the domain name for it, there are a couple of mitigating factors here. One is that the guy who owns XboxOne.com registered the name almost two years ago. That's some good guessing!
Having just had his NeoGAF account approved, Microsoft's Larry Hryb told users on the site earlier this week that he doesn't care for the now-standard nickname for the company's new console, the Xbone.
I suppose this was inevitable. When you have eSports, with all the markers of professional sports-superstars, commentators, million-dollar prizes-at some point you'll wind up with fantasy eSports. Domain watchdog Fusible spotted three registrations on Thursday and, combined with their owner, it suggests someone's…
Normally when video game companies go into Internet name court to take over domains using their trademarks, they walk out a winner. So you'd think that Nintendo would be easily successful in the effort to get control of WiiU.com from a cybersquatter. You'd be wrong.
Thursday, the day before The Avengers was released in U.S. cinemas, an Ubisoft contractor registered the domain "avengersbattleforearth.com," reports the domain registry watchdog Fusible.
The domain registry watchdog Fusible reports that Microsoft's brand protection partner snapped up the full monty of HaloInfinity-dot-whatever domain names—except for a big one—which likely tips off some kind of activity or release involving that title.
Sony Pictures has registered 18 different domain names for a film with "Console Wars" as its title, reports Fusible.
Microsoft has secured the web domain for "xbox8.us" and "xbox8.org," according to a new report.
Before E3, Microsoft registered every possible permutation of "XboxSmartGlass" and "MicrosoftSmartGlass," tipping off Monday's reveal of the technology that will connect the Xbox 360 to Android and iOS devices. Well, they got every possible combination except one: "XboxSmartGlass.com."
One of the most confounding things about the NBA 2K series over the last two years is why two special modes—"The Jordan Challenge" from NBA 2K11 and "NBA's Greatest" from NBA 2K12—have neither carried forward nor, at least, been re-released as DLC. But a curious domain name registered to 2K Sports may change that.
Hope you like Call of Duty! Because Activision, the game's publisher, is reportedly going on a domain registering spree.
Another registration points to Heroes of Might & Magic as a potential free-to-play online game. Ubisoft has said it plans to reveal new free-to-play titles in August. It filed for mightandmagicheroesonline.com on Friday. Domain watchdawg Fusible has all the details.
Microsoft last week announced Halo 4, not that it owed the halo4.com domain or anything. They cleared up that little detail after the fact, acquiring the name today, reports Fusible. The domain's original owner isn't saying anything about what convinced him to let go of it.
Our good friends at Fusible note, somewhat wryly, that while Nintendo's gotten around to filing trademark applications on the Wii U it's lacking ownership of the wiiu.com domain. The console by that name is due for sale sometime in 2012.
The Facebook games giant Zynga seems to have its eyes on a suite of sports titles now, registering several web sites that point to both a football game in the works and an umbrella brand called "Zynga Sports," reports domain registry watchdog Fusible.
Fresh off a rumor saying Paramount is considering a Splinter Cell film comes word that several domains have been registered for a movie version of Watch Dogs, the surprise sensation of E3 after a strongly positive debut.
Variety reported on Wednesday that Sony Pictures and Ubisoft were in talks to make an Assassin's Creed movie. Turns out Sony's already registered 16 domains for such a picture, making this seem like a done deal.
It appears that Activision is fed up with the owner of ModernWarfare3.com. The publisher filed a complaint with a dispute board seeking to sieze control of the domain, after noticing this week that it was redirecting visitors to Battlefield 3's official site.
Some URL sleuthing by the domain-watching site Fusible revealed that the domain familyville.com has changed hands and hosts in a manner similar to URLs for Zynga properties like Cityville.