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Microsoft fighting for UK Xbox One domains

Sunday, 26th May 2013 23:08 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Microsoft does not own the domain names XboxOne.com and XboxOne.net, and has begun a legal battle with their UK-based owner.

Fusible reports Microsoft has filed a complaint with the National Arbitration Forum (NAF) over both domains.

Both domain names are registered to a UK resident, and as Microsoft has filed just one complaint regarding both names, it seems they both belong to the same owner.

The dispute was filed just one day after the Xbox One name was revealed. Microsoft has a long track record of successful domain name disputes.

Prior to announcing the Xbox One (or XBone for short, which is pronounced crossbones, okay?) last week, Microsoft filed a slew of misleading domain names like Xbox Fusion and variations of Xbox Gold, but rather cleverly didn’t make a single claim on Xbox One itself. It didn’t hesitate to get right on that, though.

Thanks, Joystiq.

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  1. mkotechno

    I just mind a new name domain, so I have the right to expropiate it from the person who is legally using it before us.
    Microsoft logic.

    #1 11 months ago
  2. KesMonkey

    @1: Microsoft logic? You think MS are the only company to ever do this?

    #2 11 months ago
  3. noamlol2

    the name sucks anyway

    why not xbox eternity? it’s strong, poetic and has a nice tune to it

    naming it xbox one is just stupid, how to hell would i tell apart from the original xbox one to the latest one?

    #3 11 months ago
  4. ps3fanboy

    i hope they will not win, then the xbone is done…

    #4 11 months ago
  5. RoyBrown

    @3 Eternity is an awful name. One is much better.

    #5 11 months ago
  6. Kieran

    they shouldv stayed with 720 it had a ring to it or infinity those were good names :) or play it safe like sony with PS4

    #6 11 months ago
  7. Clupula

    Infinity sounds like a car, though. Xbox Eternity sounds like a discount mausoleum.

    Although Xbox One sounds like a diet soda.

    I think 720 probably be best, or even NeXt Box.

    #7 11 months ago