Microsoft Now Owns XBone.Com

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Microsoft Now Owns XBone.Com

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Major Nelson considers XBone to be "disrespectful."

If you were hoping to sneak in and register the XBone.com domain for your own nefarious purposes, your deviant designs have been thwarted by Microsoft. It swooped in and nabbed it, thus avoiding a potential PR minefield. Imagine if Sony had got there first; that would have been a Christmas to remember. The unnamed holder of the domain presumably got paid, but how much is something only the holder and the folks at Redmond know for certain.

Not that long ago Major Nelson took to NEOGaf to make his Xbone feelings known. "Sure, it's cheeky but I don't care for it myself," said Major Nelson, and he claimed the nickname was disrespectful to the people who'd put in thousands of hours to make the Xbox One a reality. This isn't the first time Microsoft has had a problem with Xbox One domains but its previous squabbles have all ended in its favor. This one might have gone differently, but it'd seem the domain owner was willing to reach a deal.

Xbone.com is now Microsoft's to do with as it will. Somehow it seems unlikely that anything will come of this particular domain; Microsoft's not about to keep the Xbone meme alive if it can help it.

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I'm kinda surprised it wasn't already registered for some sort of cheap porn site.

well, sorry you don't like the name. You shouldn't have called it Xbox one. It just nicely condenses into Xbone for anyone in passing. If you had called the infinity or something other then "one" this might have been avoided.

Hint: It's supposed to be disrespectful

I can't believe that M$ are such dumbasses didn't realize this would have happened when they named it. Actually scratch that, from what I've seen so far I'll believe it.

It's almost like they should have chosen a better name for their console.

I've tried calling it the One and it just doesn't work. It's not like the Wii where the shock factor wore off pretty quickly, you still feel like a tosspot quoting the matrix. So they managed to create a name where just calling it the 'Xbox' is preferable to using it, despite the confusion the causes. Which Xbox? Oh the Xbox 1. I mean One

It'll always be the Xbone to me, unless I'm calling it the One-Eighty to highlight Microsoft's back-pedalling.

Phrozenflame500:
Hint: It's supposed to be disrespectful

You would think they would have realized that by now.

Hmm...are they going to own the domain rights to Xbox 180 too?
Because that's what I like to call it at this point.
But no matter what you do though Microsoft, people are still doing to find a way to make fun of your system.

Bloody spoilsports. And anyone who calls themselves "major" and is not in the military knows about being disrespectful.

luvd1:
Bloody spoilsports. And anyone who calls themselves "major" and is not in the military knows about being disrespectful.

It's just his gamer tag...

Not only that, but Major is actually a real first name.

You know how legos.com redirects you to a page asking you to say "LEGO bricks"? I would have expected something similar, but XBone.com redirects to a Bing search for "xbone". Most curious.

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Karloff:
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Also, someone needs to tell Microsoft to make more sparing use of that pale green color. Ew.

Sorry, Major Nelson, but it's hard for me to feel sympathy for the guys behind the Xbox One when the console's planned concept was such a big middle finger to everyone in the industry that everyone jumped off the Microsoft ship.

So what? We can still register XboxOneEighty.com

So I just did a quick search and xbone180.com is not registered. If it wasn't that I don't know how to make a website....[swear word]

If you don't want people to make fun of your console's name don't give it a laughably bad name. It's that simple.

If they didn't want people to mock it, they shouldn't have given it a a stupid name (One implies being the first, while it's the third Xbox). Those "features" they originally planned to have didn't help either.

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Hmm...are they going to own the domain rights to Xbox 180 too?
Because that's what I like to call it at this point.
But no matter what you do though Microsoft, people are still doing to find a way to make fun of your system.

xbox180.com redirects to xbox.com, so I guess that they already own that one.

xbone.com redirects to a bing search of "xbone".

the nickname was disrespectful to the people who'd put in thousands of hours to make the Xbox One a reality

Maybe the naming department should have put in a few more hours? Just a suggestion.

I'm just laughing at the idea that someone could have made "Xbone" re-direct you to that video of a guy literally fucking his Xbox.

It's good to know that Microsoft actually dislikes that nickname. I honestly thought they didn't care (being a multinational corporation and all) but I guess at this point they're just flailing for anything that might improve their image.

Silly Microsoft, you can't kill memes. They spread like cancer throughout the internet. You're not gonna stop people from saying "Xbone" no matter how much money you throw at the internet.

You know what? If I ever get an xbone or run across one on store shelves, I'm going to change the badge on the side of the box to read "Xbone", no matter how much Microsoft hates it. They made making jokes about their box too damn easy.

Sorry Major Nelson, to me your new console is and will always be the Xbone. Saying "One" is stupid, saying "The One" is even more stupid. Calling it just "Xbox" makes me feel like a dad, and if we go that route I might as well start calling every console a Nintendo. You picked a stupid name. You deal with what people turn that into.

It's like why you never name your child Isaac if your last name is Cox, that's just asking for unending middle school harassment. Insert link to appropriate Trenches comic here.

There's always "Xboned.com/.net", "xbonemicrosoft.com", and "ihatethexbone.com"

There's ways around this.

You know what? I don't think Xbone is disrespectful in the first place. I quite like the device, intend to get one at launch and I use "Xbone" liberally, just as I do "PS3 fat" or I used PS3 when Sony insisted that everybody needed to spell out Playstation 3 every time.

Karloff:
The unnamed holder of the domain presumably got paid, but how much is something only the holder and the folks at Redmond know for certain.

More likely they got threatened.

What about .net, .org, .co.uk (and other countries domains), .cc, .to, .be, .gov, .edu, .xxx, .biz and all the others? Have they got those too?

Anyway, .net > .com

What Microsoft wants and the will of the internet is are entirely different things. They might want the whole XBone thing to go away but I think its going to plague the console for a long, long time after release.

I see a lot of people saying "You should have given it a better name." What's really funny is that considering all the anti-consumer things they announced the console to have and all the hate those features ginned up, I'm pretty sure that no matter what they named it the internet was destined to come up with an insulting nickname for the thing. The fact that XBone just works so well in that it's nice, neat, and concise is purely coincidence. Like I bet if they named it XBox 720 we'd have just started calling it the XBoxFuckYou or something. :P

RJ 17:
I see a lot of people saying "You should have given it a better name." What's really funny is that considering all the anti-consumer things they announced the console to have and all the hate those features ginned up, I'm pretty sure that no matter what they named it the internet was destined to come up with an insulting nickname for the thing. The fact that XBone just works so well in that it's nice, neat, and concise is purely coincidence. Like I bet if they named it XBox 720 we'd have just started calling it the XBoxFuckYou or something. :P

It's true. We'd be talking about the Failbox or whatever, but they didn't help themselves by picking a name where it's actually hard find a shortened version of it that doesn't sound stupid. I haven't seem someone find something comfortable yet, even in this article it's the 'Xbox One' whereas PS4 or 360 are pretty typical in articles about those consoles.

(Wii U is shorter and actually a lot easier to say out loud. It's hard to run the 'x' sound into other words in English, whereas it's easy with 'ee', especially when it's another vowel)

...I actually LIKE the name Xbone. Yeah, I hate the device, but most of the time I just say Xbone because there's no other abbreviation for it, and MS can get fucked if they think I'm gonna say the whole name every time.

Xb(ox)one. Xbone.

Well, it's Microsoft. Should we really be surprised at this point?

xbonexbonexbone.com?

xbo.ne?

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NeoGAF this, NeoGAF that. NeoGAF sure is oddly important.

And of course XBone is disrespectful. They earned a lot of disrespect for their product with all of the unacceptable DRM junk.

Now they're playing catch up in the "please respect us" race. And the Xbone label won't be going away any time soon. More importantly than choosing a better name for the system, if they didn't want the system to be called derogatory labels, they shouldn't have originally designed and announced it in a way that would make gamers nigh-universally hate it.

It's been called Xbone by so many people so often that for a moment I genuinely forgot what the actual name of the product was, and thought "Well of course they're going to have the domain for their own product!".

EDIT: If their third console goes tits up then at least they have a porn site domain name ready to go!

Someone nab Xbone.org NOW!!!

CriticalMiss:

the nickname was disrespectful to the people who'd put in thousands of hours to make the Xbox One a reality

Maybe the naming department should have put in a few more hours? Just a suggestion.

I died laughing. Funeral is tomorrow.

CriticalMiss:

the nickname was disrespectful to the people who'd put in thousands of hours to make the Xbox One a reality

Maybe the naming department should have put in a few more hours? Just a suggestion.

Remember seeing the choices they had? Apparently, that was their best selection. They haven't said what the worse options on the table were but with it's current name, it's hard to imagine.

Apparently Microsoft has no sense of humour.

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