Trademark violations : Domains at Flippa with a Microsoft interest

Domain auction platforms often fail to keep their marketplace clean of any trademark violations. The very essence of cybersquatting, domains with keywords of famous brands or full corporate names, give domain investors a bad name. Flippa is an active marketplace, and in the past we’ve on numerous occasions alerted them about trademark violations being auctioned. […]

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Surface Studio : Microsoft announces revolutionary desktop without the matching .com domain

Microsoft announced the Surface Studio, a revolutionary, immersive desktop with a 28″ touch sensitive screen. Aimed primarily at content creators, designers and creative professionals, the ultra-thin device arrives at a premium price: $2,999 dollars, with beefier options going up to $4,199 dollars. The Surface Studio works with the Microsoft Surface Pen, and the new Surface […]

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LinkedIn in the hands of Microsoft for $26.2 billion dollars

LinkedIn, a social network site catering to professionals, has been sold to software giant Microsoft. The price: $26.2 billion dollars, which will bring to Microsoft a direct access to its 433 million members. Microsoft plans to integrate the service into other products, such as Cortana and Skype. Many domain investors are using LinkedIn as a […]

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Microsoft rocks the .Group with several domain registrations

New gTLD registry, Donuts, rolled out dot .Group very recently, and it’s already at almost 4,000 registrations. And all this – surprise, surprise – without giving away one cent promos! 😉 There’s no better affirmation of a new gTLD’s worth, other than seeing a major corporation adopt it en masse. Software giant Microsoft registered several […]

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GetBookings.com : Microsoft acquires former WorldWide Media domain

Microsoft has acquired GetBookings.com, a domain that was owned by Mike Berkens‘s WorldWide Media company. The domain was part of the massive domain portfolio sale to GoDaddy last year, for a reputed $35 million dollars. According to our research, GetBookings.com was acquired from the GoDaddy portfolio managers, NameFind, by using the usual corporate 3rd party […]

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Domains NOT to register: Any “Microsoft” domain

Whether you are a Microsoft fan and appreciate its products, such as Windows, Office etc., there is no excuse to go after registering domains that contain its famous trademarks. Even if you give yourself the excuse of being a loyal fan, and want to set up a blog or a review web site, those “noble” […]

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Windows 10 launch : How to download it right now!

Windows 10, the latest and greatest OS from Microsoft went live today; millions of computers and compatible tablets will be able to upgrade. Owners of existing copies of Windows 7 and Windows 8.x will be able to upgrade for free, as long as they do so in the next 365 days. Microsoft is rolling out […]

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Microsoft WiFi : Finally, they secured the .com domain!

Microsoft is gearing up for a global Windows 10 launch at the end of July; the much anticipated operating system is expected to be free for millions of qualified computers worldwide that currently run on legitimate copies of Windows 8.x or Windows 7. Today, a leak of another service, Microsoft WiFi, was made available temporarily […]

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Happy 40th Anniversary, Microsoft!

Microsoft was formed 40 years ago today; on April 4, 1975. Bill Gates and Paul Allen founded Microsoft as a software company that developed and sold BASIC interpreter software for the Altair 8800 range of computers. In the mid-1980s, Microsoft produced and sold the very popular MS-DOS and eventually, Windows. Microsoft went public in 1986, […]

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Universal Foldable Keyboard: Microsoft re-invents the keyboard

Microsoft has announced the upcoming availability of a $99.95 “universal foldable keyboard“, that is aimed at users of smart phones and tablets. Not only does it fold like an ultra-thin notepad, it’s also water resistant and communicates with your device via Bluetooth. It looks amazing in the video below, but why didn’t Microsoft register UniversalFoldableKeyboard.com […]

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Trademark application for ‘Holo’ : Microsoft planned ahead with HoloLens domain

Microsoft used Marksmen, a third party acquisition service – aka, proxy buyer – to buy the domain name HoloLens.com for a mere $6,750 and some pondered on the timeframe of their brand development. The domain was retained for less than a week by Marksmen, before Microsoft announced the launch of HoloLens and took over control […]

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