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Microsoft picks up "Xbox 8" domains

Microsoft picks up "Xbox 8" domains

Tue 03 Jul 2012 7:10pm GMT / 3:10pm EDT / 12:10pm PDT
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A win in arbitration nets Microsoft a few Xbox-related domains

Microsoft has won a number of Xbox-related domains in disputes filed with the National Arbitration Forum in May. The domains were previously held by a resident of China and include XboxPhone.com, XboxTablet.com, XboxLiveTV.com, XboxCompanion.com, Xbox8.us and Xbox8.org. The last two domain names are fueling speculation about the name of Microsoft's next Xbox console, code-named Durango.

It was found that the previous holder of the domains was using them in bad faith, with no legitimate interest or planned use for them. Microsoft also has complaints filed for Xboxliverewards.com, Xboxsports.com, Xboxsmartglass.com, and Xboxmusic.com. Microsoft does not own the domain Xbox8.com, which is registered to another Chinese resident.

[Via Fusible]

4 Comments

Pierre Vandenbroucke
Assistant de production

47 0 0.0
Doesn't it sound "Xbox hate" to you?
(I know there's no "h" in the beginning... But.)

Posted:A year ago

#1

Klaus Preisinger
Freelance Writing

953 804 0.8
Xbox infinity, just imagine the 8 tilted sideways, Fujitsu style.

Posted:A year ago

#2

Thomas Dolby
Project Manager / Lead Programmer

318 253 0.8
I don't really see how you could go from XBox 360 to XBox 8.

The Windows platform (Phone/Tablet/Desktop) can have that version number in a system that makes sense, but not the XBox.

Posted:A year ago

#3

Greg Wilcox
Creator, Destroy All Fanboys!

1,992 900 0.5
Unless... Microsoft plans to have a version of Windows 8 running in the new console for some reason. The plot thickens (maybe)...

Posted:A year ago

#4

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