Microsoft obtains 'Xbox 8' domain names

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Through the National Arbitration Forum, Microsoft has won the rights to a series of Xbox-related domain names formerly owned by Cheng Juan of China. The disputed domains include things like xboxcompanion.com, xboxlivetv.com, xboxphone.com, and xboxtablet.com, but also xbox8.org and xbox8.us.

Microsoft was likely most interested in regaining these just to protect its own IPs – and the immediate use of things like xboxlivetv.com and xboxphone.com seem apparent.

It's tempting to suspect Microsoft is eyeing "Xbox 8" as the next console name due to the two domains that reference it; however, Microsoft already began integrating Xbox Live, and the "Xbox" name, into all its consumer products, including Windows 8. Also, it would be really weird if a domain squatter guessed the name.

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Source: http://www.joystiq.com/2012/07/03/microsoft-obtains-xbox-8-domain-names/#comments

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DubblePosted:

PinkSlime Hopefully it is Xbox8 with some form of Windows 8 on it.

Only time will tell, we will have to keep out ears open. :)


A fully working internet browser on the xbox would be amazing, when i first heard bing was coming to xbox i thought that it was going to be a fully working browser but i was dissapointed :(

brendan64sharkPosted:

Plazmuh That's cool! Hopefully they will fix rrod :D


The Red Ring Of Death is fixed on the slim.

SendPosted:

Yay! I cannot wait!

PinkSlimePosted:

Hopefully it is Xbox8 with some form of Windows 8 on it.

Only time will tell, we will have to keep out ears open. :)

oXXoKiiNGPosted:

souds better then XBOX 720 lol.

BritishColumbiaPosted:

wait did they buy these or just take them

btcPosted:

That's cool! Hopefully they will fix rrod :D

BulletsPosted:

Thats cool I suppose.
But xbox8? D:
Sorta excited I guess, Hopefully they will fix RROD completely, But then again its microsoft :(

AlbericiPosted:

I like XboxTV name it seems cool but id be pissed if the jacked mine -_-

PerhapsPosted:

BritishColumbia i think its just a code name, like they had for Kinect


Ah Project Natal. We all remember where you came from Kinect!


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