Microsoft Secures 'Xbox 8' Web Domains
Written Tuesday, July 03, 2012 By Lee BradleyView author's profile
Microsoft has settled a number of disputes over domain names owned by a Chinese resident. And while most are unremarkable, at least a couple are notable.
As well as XboxPhone.com, XboxTablet.com, XboxLiveTV.com and XboxCompanion.com, Microsoft has gained control of a couple of domains that some commentators are suggesting provides hints to its next generation console. Namely, Xbox8.us and Xbox8.org.
Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 launch later this year, hence the relevance of the number. The eight symbol also looks a lot like the infinity symbol, which alludes to previous mentions in relation to a secret team of Microsoft hardware experts. Xbox Infinity? It’s a possibility.
It should be known that Microsoft, like all other companies, regularly defends its intellectual property. As well as the now settled dispute, the company also has pending cases against the owners of Xboxliverewards.com, Xboxsports.com, Xboxsmartglass.com, and Xboxmusic.com.