Microsoft Now Owns The Xbone.com Web Domain

Ever since gamers got up in arms about Microsoft's Xbox One the nickname 'Xbone' has been ubiquitous, to the point where that's the name of the console in JB Hi-Fi's stock take system! It's not really a positive nickname, and makes reference to the fact Microsoft has sort of botched several different aspects of the console's prospective launch, but now Microsoft's taking it back! They've actually bought the domain name 'Xbone.com'.

According to Fusible, the latest WHOIS records states that Microsoft Corporation is the new owner of the 'Xbone.com' domain. But what do they plan to do with it?

For now Xbone.com simply directs to an Xbone search. My guess would be that Microsoft is trying to reclaim the phrase and make it a positive thing, or may prevent someone else from using the domain to create a site with negative spin towards Microsoft and the Xbox One. Regardless, I hope Microsoft puts it to good use.

Microsoft may not like “Xbone” nickname, but they just acquired Xbone.com [Fusible]



Comments

    I think Xbone is a pretty cool nickname. Microsoft should just embrace it.

    Come on guys, just relax and let it happen.

    Last edited 13/09/13 9:22 am

    I think they probably grabbed it so a Sony fanboy couldn't. They'll probably just have it redirect to their main site.

      I agree. Most likely wanting to stop others from poking fun at them.

        There are better ways to stop people poking fun at you, namely not giving them anything worth poking.
        It's almost like they were ticking off items from the "How not to launch a console" list.

      Yeah this. I don't think anything will come of this, they are just covering their ass so no one does something anti-ms with it.

      At least I hope so anyway, because I have always hated the "Xbone" name; sounds like something an immature kid would come up with.....

    They should make a limited edition pirate console where the X is made from bones....and co promote it with a pirate game....like black flag or something to do with skeletons?

    *crosses fingers and closes eyes tight*
    Please be robot porn
    Please be robot porn
    Please be robot porn

    Mmmmm.... schematics.. ohhh baby.. i can see ALL your insides..

    With their insistence of using Bing with the XBone I feel there's a massive opportunity to combine the two names resulting in XBong

    Personally, my childish insistence on using 'xbone' is only partly due to the initial mis-steps. A large part of it is because of their demands made on how the console can and cannot be referred to by outlets and PR agents.

    Imagine a kid at school standing up and announcing on the first day to the entire class that they are allowed to call him a variety of permutations of his first or surname, but under no circumstances whatsoever are they allowed to call him an unflattering and only mildly catchy or clever nickname.

    What do you think that kid is going to be called for the rest of their life at that school?

    Good on them! People that use Xbone & M$ as puns aren't as witty as they think they are when bashing them online.

      Yeah...they are. Xbone is hilarious. And no one got an Xboner when they watched the initial launch.

    personally,im jumping on the ps4 badwagon, but they really should just embrace it... maybe start taking their own stabs at the competition

    "XBONE- Preparing to BONE the competition...."

    then after a few years, they can change it to "XBONE - Boning competitors since 2013

    Last edited 13/09/13 10:50 am

    Damn, I wish I had registered the name now.

    So, xbone is pretty much official now, yeah?

    I think MS should just go all out and officially rename it the "X-Bone". It'd be a hell of a lot better (and less confusing) than calling it "Xbox One".

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