Microsoft Seizes 23 Domain Names In One Swoop

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Apple recently made headlines here on TC for depriving an individual of 16 .com domain names that contained some of the company’s brand names, including MacBook and iPod.

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:

- 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

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.

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