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    Microsoft secures Xbone.com domain

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    See that's what we wanna see lol

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    But but but... What about Major Nelson?!?!

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    in all likelihood it was bought just to park a redirect on... doubt it gets used for anything "official"...

    plus, it prevents fanboy morons from dumping a site on that name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snooper71 View Post
    But but but... What about Major Nelson?!?!

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    Stut Stut Stutter, What about him?
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    What away to stick it to the man, nice one MS for a change
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    Seems to only add more fuel to the xbone fire
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    Quote Originally Posted by Two4DaMoney View Post
    Seems to only add more fuel to the xbone fire
    don't see how

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    Quote Originally Posted by snooper71 View Post
    But but but... What about Major Nelson?!?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by UkHardcore View Post
    Stut Stut Stutter, What about him?
    Keep up with the news much? Called out Xbone as "disrespectful". Main PR guy speaks out against the nickname then MS does the 180 dance and secures the domain name not long after.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snooper71 View Post
    Keep up with the news much? Called out Xbone as "disrespectful". Main PR guy speaks out against the nickname then MS does the 180 dance and secures the domain name not long after.

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    180 dance or a move to prevent internet goobers from securing it and using it for mock sites?

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    That's probably because the view of MS is not the same as that guy who said it was disrespectful, like I said it isn't disrespectful at all, just a quicker way to call it and nice on them to buy it so that it may redirect to their page.


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    lol, "XBONE" is official in a someway now isn't it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by snooper71 View Post
    Keep up with the news much? Called out Xbone as "disrespectful". Main PR guy speaks out against the nickname then MS does the 180 dance and secures the domain name not long after. Sent from my C6506 using Tapatalk 2
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shingo View Post
    lol, "XBONE" is official in a someway now isn't it?
    Technically only if they do something with the website beyond making it a redirector. They could simply be securing the domain name, and use it for re-directing to prevent someone else from grabbing it and using it, hoping to capitalize on it being typed in by those who don't actually know the URL name to go to.

    This is actually done a lot these days.

    It's still fun to poke fun at Major Nelson over this though

    EDIT: I just tried to go to xbone.com and my company has it blocked as a porn site, LOL. Ok, this actually makes even more sense.

    Given that XBOX One is being abbreviated as XBone - attempting to go a website of that name would take people to a porn site, so MS procuring this will allow them to shut that down.
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    They clearly bought it so the main page can say:

    "Please don't call the Xbox One, xbone. It hurts our feelings Please understand"

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    Quote Originally Posted by snooper71 View Post
    Keep up with the news much? Called out Xbone as "disrespectful". Main PR guy speaks out against the nickname then MS does the 180 dance and secures the domain name not long after.

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    So no more Xbox 720. It's all Mista Bone!

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    They couldn't make it to 720 so they settled with one, now it looks like they have reached 180! Which is good I suppose

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    They couldn't make it to 720 so they settled with one, now it looks like they have reached 180! Which is good I suppose
    ONE x 720 / PS4 = 180.

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    don't see how
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    they own the domain, but like I said in at least two posts... it is likely just to prevent someone else using it. As well, someone else, Itachi I believe, said XBone hit Adult Filters on web blockers. MS prob is avoiding that as well.


    I get it, don't worry, I know most here see this as some sort of admission of the name being bad, or something to hold against MS... then there are people like me that see from a business standpoint, this makes sense to keep out of the hands of others. Park a redirect on there and point it to the xbox.com site. Happens all over the place. Ever typed in GOGGLE.com? It redirects you to enter a contest. Someone knew that is a popular misspelling and bought it up so they can use it for redirects.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cuguy View Post
    in all likelihood it was bought just to park a redirect on... doubt it gets used for anything "official"...

    plus, it prevents fanboy morons from dumping a site on that name.
    This.

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