Microsoft saw that move and then played an even better hand: the company was granted no less than 23 .com domain names in one fell swoop earlier this month.
Of those, 22 relate to the software giant’s desktop operating system, Windows, while one contained the trademark-protected term ‘XBOX’.
The website addresses were all registered in June 2008 by a person with the peculiar name nonamo c/o nonamo nonamo from Puerto Rico, according to public UDRP complaint documents.
The full list of domain names that are soon going to be transfered to Redmond:
Apple, ball’s in your court again.
Update: attorney at law Douglas Isenberg checks in to tell us we should mention that he won the largest domain name dispute ever – 1,542 domain names – on behalf of his client, InterContinental Hotels Group last year. OK, Isenberg, you win.
Microsoft, founded in 1975 by Bill Gates and Paul Allen, is a veteran software company, best known for its Microsoft Windows operating system and the Microsoft Office suite of productivity software. Starting in 1980 Microsoft formed a partnership with IBM allowing Microsoft to sell its software package with the computers IBM manufactured. Microsoft is widely used by professionals worldwide and largely dominates the American corporate market. Additionally, the company has ventured into hardware with consumer products such as the Zune and...