Microsoft took control of the xboxone.com and xboxone.net domain names earlier this year after unveiling its new console, and the company is adding another to the list. Fusible notes that Xbone.com is now owned by Microsoft, a nickname that is being widely used to shorten the Xbox One name. News of the domain registration comes just days after Microsoft's Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb took to popular gaming forum NeoGAF to express his displeasure over the nickname.
"I don't like it," says Hryb, before noting the nickname is cheeky. "It disrespects the teams that have put in thousands of hours (already) into the development of the product." While Microsoft may dislike the nickname, by taking over the domain name it prevents others from creating a joke or parody site. The software maker has a team in place that regularly secures sites for this type of defensive domain name hold. Microsoft registered sony-microsoft.com and microsoft-sony.com back in 2011 in a similar move.