Thursday, 12 September 2013

Microsoft Secure Domain

Microsoft have secured the web domain for

Despite the assertions of Xbox Love director of programming Larry Hryb (a.k.a Xbox Live mouthpiece Major Nelson) that the term Xbone is distasteful and disrespectful, Microsoft have bought the domain.

Just two days ago, Hryb took to NeoGAF and proclaimed ""I don't like it.  It disrespects the teams that have put in thousands of hours (already) into the development of the product. Sure, it's cheeky but I don't care for it myself."

For those unsure, the nickname is a contraction of Xbox One and was coined within minutes of the name being announced back in April, spreading like wildfire over the Internet (as such high profile things do).

In most cases, Xbone is used with a slightly derogatory inflection, but more often than not it simply rolls off the tongue easier than Xbox One

Heading to, visitors are greeted with a Bing search results page. It's unlikely that Microsoft will do anything with the page, given the company's distaste for the term


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