Sony-Microsoft.com A "Defensive Domain Hold" Says Microsoft

The discovery this week that "sony-microsoft.com" is a domain owned by Microsoft set off all sorts of speculation as to what a potential collaboration could mean. Microsoft's Frank X. Shaw, the company's top spokesman, tweeted on Friday that "Sony = great MS partner. No scoop here, this was just a defensive domain hold."

[h/t ThisLife17]


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    Duh! That was obvious from the start. Companies do this sort of thing all the time.

    But why??? it seems kinda stupid registering a domain just so no one else can get to it.

      Tell that to Activision after the modernwarfare3.com debacle!

        Thats their stupid fault for not registering the Modern Warfare 3 domain back when no one had heard of it.

          "That's their own stupid fault for not registering the sony-microsoft domain back when no one had heard of it."

          brb, registering modernwarfare4, modernwarfare5 and modernwarfare6 domains, because, well, lets face it, I won't be waiting that long for the lulz...

      Nintendo does this a lot with Pokemon:

      www.pokemonamethyst.com
      www.pokemonopal.com
      www.pokemontopaz.com

      There's probably heaps more outside of the gemstone theme as well.

    Yeah, but there's a difference between "a defensive domain hold of 'Microsoft3000.com'" and "a defensive domain hold of 'Microsoft-anothercompany.com'"

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