Microsoft Seals 23 Domain Names in One Go

Last November, Apple filed a complaint in Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP) against an individual for the possession of domain names consisting company’s brand names. Apple won the case and on January 6, 2010 all 16 Domain names were transferred to Apple.

Inspired by Apple, earlier this month Microsoft also filed a complaint in ICANN UDRP to acquire 23 domain names containing their brand names. UDRP transferred all 23 names to Microsoft on February 2, 2010.


These 23 domain names were registered in June 2008, to someone distinctively named nonamo, public URDP documents state. 22 of these Domain names were related to Microsoft’s operating system “Windows” and one contained “Xbox” in it.

List of the transferred Domain could be found below:

  • windows7addon.com
  • windows7antivirus.com
  • windows7compatible.com
  • windows7features.com
  • windows7firewall.com
  • windows7freeware.com
  • windows7hardware.com
  • windows7patch.com
  • windows7place.com
  • windows7plus.com
  • windows7portable.com
  • windows7recover.com
  • windows7reviews.com
  • windows7screensaver.com
  • windows7security.com
  • windows7servicepack.com
  • windows7stuff.com
  • windows7virus.com
  • windowsforgamers.com
  • windowsforgames.com
  • windowsvistaplace.com
  • windowsvistavirus.com
  • xbox362.com

GoogleBuzz.Com Acquired by Google: Google got his hands on “Googlebuzz.com” from buzznews, which failed to respond to the complaint filed by Google. Therefore, letting Google get away with the domain name.
Google will be planning to point their latest product to the acquired domain name sooner or later. Google actually got lucky by owning the domain when they needed it the most.


Having established all three elements required under the ICANN Policy, the Panel concludes that relief shall be GRANTED.

Accordingly, it is Ordered that the <googlebuzz.com> domain name be TRANSFERRED from Respondent to Complainant.

People keep on registering trademark domains and company’s keep on filing complaints and things go on like this.

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2 Responses to "Microsoft Seals 23 Domain Names in One Go"

  1. Jijo Sunny says:

    Seems Interesting. Next time, before a Product, Company, release, we should register some good relevant domains.
    For example, one of the normal relevant iPad domain was sold for 3 Digit Amount! That just shows the power of Domain Parking!

  2. Tasadduq says:

    Well you can’t be sure when a new product is coming because they could give it any name. But domains do pay off well if wisely chosen but again internet giants won’t give up without a fight and most likely they are going to win.

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