Microsoft Corporation wins dispute for Xbox Gold domain name

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A single-member panel with the National Arbitration Forum has ordered the domain Xbox-Gold.com be transferred to Microsoft.  Microsoft continues to grow its portfolio of “Xbox Gold” domains, having privately acquired or registered several related names including XboxGold.com.

The company recently bagged the name XboxGold.org in mid-March, after the previous owner turned over the name before the case was even decided.

It is still “officially” unknown what Microsoft will call its next generation console or what plans (if any) it has for Xbox Gold.

There are quite a few names that have been speculated over the last year.  The names include Xbox 720, Xbox Infinity, Xbox 8, Xbox Durango, Xbox Next and even just the Xbox.

If Microsoft decides to name the next Xbox based on a domain name it owns, here’s the current breakdown:

Xbox720.com (WHOIS) – Microsoft does not own the domain.

XboxInfinity.com (WHOIS) – Microsoft does not own the domain.

Xbox8.com (WHOIS) -Microsoft does not own the domain.

XboxDurango.com (WHOIS) – Microsoft does not own the domain.

XboxNext.com (WHOIS) – Microsoft owns the domain.

XboxGold.com (WHOIS) – Microsoft owns the domain.

Xbox.com (WHOIS) – Microsoft owns the domain.

(Image of Battlefield 4 via Battlefield.com)

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