Microsoft Secures Xbone.com Domain

September 12, 2013 - GamePolitics Staff

Earlier this week the director of programming for Xbox Live Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb took to NeoGAF to express his distaste for the term "Xbone." Hryb said that the term was disrespectful to the team developing the system at Microsoft.

"I don't like it," he wrote on 9th September. "It disrespects the teams that have put in thousands of hours (already) into the development of the product. Sure, it's cheeky but I don't care for it myself."

Well no matter what Hryb thinks of the term, it seems that Microsoft decided later in the week to lock down the Xbone.com domain. The domain was not created to mock Microsoft's upcoming console; it was actually created way back in March of 2000. What Microsoft does with it is anyone's guess but it won't be used to further mock their product.

For the time being the site redirects to a Bing search page for "Xbone."

Source: Eurogamer

 


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Re: Microsoft Secures Xbone.com Domain

Maybe if they didn't try and include that horrible DRM people wouldn't call it the Xbone. 

Re: Microsoft Secures Xbone.com Domain

Now, do they intend to actually use this domain for the Xbox One?  Or did they just grab it to keep anyone else from getting it and using it to mock them?

Re: Microsoft Secures Xbone.com Domain

Huh, on my twitter feed I got a retweet that Targit currently uses Xbone for some software:

https://twitter.com/bakjakob/status/378258338905341952

http://xbone.targit.com/info.html

Re: Microsoft Secures Xbone.com Domain

""It disrespects the teams that have put in thousands of hours (already) into the development of the product. Sure, it's cheeky but I don't care for it myself.""

Mmmmmmaybe you shouldn't have named it with such a stupid name that can quite easily be shortened to "Xbone" then...?

Re: Microsoft Secures Xbone.com Domain

Well they should've seen it coming. I mean PlayStation 3 is broken down to PS3, and Xbox 360 is often just called the X360.. so what kind of ignorance did they have on the Xbox one being shorthanded to Xbone?

 

Re: Microsoft Secures Xbone.com Domain

I think they were expecting people to call it "The One", but that didn't happen after the disasterpiece of the Xbone reveal

Re: Microsoft Secures Xbone.com Domain

Maybe they thought it would be shortened to Xone? (Harkening back to the MSN Zone days perhaps?)

Re: Microsoft Secures Xbone.com Domain

Yeah, I never heard anyone call it an X360, just either "the 360" or "xbox".

 
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