Microsoft picks up "Xbox 8" domains
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.