Microsoft may not like “Xbone” nickname, but they just acquired

Major Nelson may not like the idea of the Xbox One being nicknamed the "Xbone", but that hasn't stopped the company from acquiring the domain name According to the latest WHOIS records, Microsoft Corporation is the name's new owner. While it's only speculation, it's very possible … [Read more...]

Microsoft takes ownership of and domain names [UPDATED]

Microsoft's lawyers have officially taken ownership of the domain names and after filing a complaint with the National Arbitration Forum (NAF) back in late May. Both domains just changed registrants to Microsoft, c/o The Richard Law Group, a law firm that often represents … [Read more...]

Now Microsoft’s lawyers are going after domain name [UPDATED]

A little over a week ago, Microsoft filed a complaint with the National Arbitration Forum (NAF) over the domain names and  The company, it seems, held off on registering or acquiring any Xbox One related domains until after the announcement of its next-generation Xbox, so as … [Read more...]

Microsoft secretly registers Halo Spartan Assault domains [UPDATED]

There is a lot of buzz about Halo with E3 less than two weeks away.  Microsoft is expected to reveal Halo 5 but is not expected to share anything more about Steven Spielberg’s upcoming Halo TV series, of which little is known about. It does appear however the company is up to something related to … [Read more...]

Microsoft files dispute over and domain names

Microsoft has filed a complaint (Case Number 1501205) with the National Arbitration Forum (NAF) over the domain names and The filing appeared online today, just two days after the company announced its next-generation console the Xbox One. For months speculation, often … [Read more...]

Will Microsoft call its next generation console the Xbox Fusion? Domain names point to yes

If Microsoft has learned anything from its previous mistakes with launching a product without the matching domains -- then it's quite possible that the company's next generation console will be called the "Xbox Fusion". Microsoft owns the name in a variety of different extensions and it has for … [Read more...]

Microsoft takes ownership of domain as rumored reveal date nears

In no surprise, Microsoft has taken ownership of the domain, weeks after filing a complaint (Case Number: 1483759) with the National Arbitration Forum. While no official ruling has been announced online, the name was transferred to Microsoft this week, according to WHOIS … [Read more...]

Microsoft continues “Xbox Gold” domain buying spree following news of interest in name

Since it was first reported Saturday that Microsoft had been obtaining "Xbox Gold" domains, the company has gone on the offensive registering a slew of "Xbox Gold" domains on Monday, including several international names. The newest domain registrations include,, … [Read more...]

Next-generation Xbox may be called Xbox Gold, according to recent domain activity [UPDATED]

As we get closer to Microsoft revealing its next-generation Xbox console, there will be a lot more talk about the name. Over the years, people have been suggesting possible names like the Xbox 720, Xbox Infinity, Xbox 8, Xbox Next, and the list goes on and on. Given all the information already … [Read more...]

Microsoft disputes, files European Community trademark [UPDATED]

Microsoft has filed a complaint (Case Number 1473274) with the National Arbitration Forum (NAF) over the domain names and So, is this domain dispute nothing more than the company trying to protect its intellectual property?  Or, could Microsoft be looking to … [Read more...]