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Microsoft Now Owns 'Xbone' Domain Name

After Microsoft's announcement of the Xbox One, the gaming world was all aflutter trying to figure out how to appropriately nickname the console. The PlayStation 4 can easily be shortened to PS4, and the Xbox 360 as 360. But following that nicknaming convention, the Xbox One would just be called One.  

As a result, quite a few names thrown out, including the cheeky nickname 'Xbone.' Of course, the nickname's stuck, if only because saying it is sure to cause sniggers and not because it's actually the most catchy or appropriate moniker.  

In any case, Microsoft's not amused. As a result, it's registered the domain to prevent anyone from potentially wreaking havoc with a parody website. Microsoft director of Xbox Live programming Larry "Major Nelson" Hyrb has expressed his displeasure on the nickname via a post on NeoGAF. He stated that, "I don't like it… it disrespects the teams that have put thousands of hours (already) into the development of the product. Sure, it's cheeky, but I don't care for it myself." 

Whatever Microsoft's efforts may be, it seems like the Xbone nickname has already stuck. In fact, it seems the company's making a bigger deal out of the name than anyone else.

  • itchyisvegeta
    If they didn't like the XBONE nickname, they should have stuck with the XBOX 720 name.
  • HEXiT
    i wonder if they will do the same for Xpox
  • back_by_demand
    When they sell 20 million of these in a year, MS will have the laugh
  • killerclick
    It's going to be called Xbone. Deal with it, Microsoft
  • applegetsmelaid
    He said the "sn" word.
  • bombebomb
    A little late to the party the xbone is alive and well.
  • drwho1
    waiting for the Xbone Slim Jokes....
  • deftonian
    I prefer the name Xbox One-eighty
  • amoralman
    Wow. They seriously care that much about that nickname? It's not like people will stop using that word. Doesn't make sense to me that MS would spend money on that. Let's see how many haters (and non-haters) will try to find another nick in hopes of having MS buy them out. lol
  • 10tacle
    Microshaft can go F themselves. People have a right to mock the Xbone all day. It wasn't Sony that dropped the ball this past summer when stating that used games wouldn't be playable and you'll always need to be online to play games! It sure wasn't Sony that backtracked on those claims either! Suck it MS!