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Microsoft takes ownership of domain as rumored reveal date nears

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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 records.

There is now only one more active case involving an ‘Xbox Gold’ name, though it may be decided soon.  The dispute over (Case Number: 1484502) was submitted a day after the case.

The name of the next-generation Xbox has been the subject of much speculation, with reports of possible names like the Xbox 720, Xbox Infinity, Xbox 8, Xbox Durango, Xbox Next and others.

In February, Microsoft quietly acquired Xbox Gold domain names (including and registered even more.

The Xbox name debate may finally be settled in April, when it’s rumored that the next-generation console will officially be unveiled.

UPDATE:  Seeing as the domain’s previous owner handed over the name to Microsoft before a ruling was made, the complaint was officially withdrawn.

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