Microsoft has filed a complaint (Case Number 1501205) with the National Arbitration Forum (NAF) over the domain names XboxOne.com and XboxOne.net.
The filing appeared online today, just two days after the company announced its next-generation console the Xbox One.
For months speculation, often based on domain registrations by the company, was rampant as to what Microsoft would call the next Xbox.
The company kept the name a secret, and kept away from registering “Xbox One” domains that would have tipped their hand.
Both domains are parked at Go Daddy today, but at one point, XboxOne.com was a website dedicated to Xbox-related news. Here’s a screenshot of the XboxOne.com website from the early 2000s, courtesy of Screenshots.com.
As I’ve written before, Microsoft has had a lot of success with its domain disputes, so its latest case will almost certainly go in its favor.
XboxSmartglass.com was ordered transferred to Microsoft, as was XboxPhone.com and XboxFitness.com. The list of victories in domain disputes for Microsoft goes on and on. In 2012, Microsoft took ownership of several names such as XboxMusic.com, XboxSports.com, and XboxVideo.com just to name a few.
It appears only a single complaint was filed for both domains. According to UDRP rules, if more than one domain being disputed is held by the same respondent, all of the names may be included in the same complaint. Rule 3(b)(vi).
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(Image of Xbox One via Microsoft.com)