Sunday, 27th May 2007
Let's Make Sure Others Can't Get Them: Anti-Microsoft Product Domains Registered by Microsoft
Another day and more new domains from Microsoft. This time the folks in Redmond made sure to register several domains so those who aren't thrilled :-) with the product/service aren't able to get their hands on the domains. :-) What is Microsoft Surface? Likely something to do with "surface computing" as described in this 2005 article by Todd Bishop. More in this March 2007 Popular Mechanics Blog post and video and this lecture at University of Washington by MS researcher, Andy Wilson (recorded on March 14, 2007).
Registered by Microsoft on Friday:
.Com registered on May 14th
The .com and .net were registered to a company (likely a holding company) in Nova Scotia also on Friday.
.Com and .org also registered to "CSC Corporate Domains" on Friday
+ ILikeMyZune.com, .org
UPDATE: On 5/29/2007 several of the domains listed above were transferred to a domain name holding company (CSC Corporate Domains) in Wilmington, DE. This is likely the same company that already had several related domains already registered.
UPDATE: Looks like the domains tell the story and continue to be a useful CI tool. This WSJ article talks about plans at MS for touch-screen computing. Thanks to Greg Sterling for the tip.