Microsoft acquires "Xbone" domain

Xbox One developer buys domain name after Major Nelson says it "disrespects" employees who are working on the platform.

Microsoft has acquired the domain name for Xbone.com during the same week that director of Xbox Live programming Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb said the nickname "disrespects" developers.

As spotted by Fusible, WHOIS records show that Microsoft Corporation is the new owner of Xbone.com. It is not clear who the original owner of the domain name was, though the name was first registered in March 2000.

Writing on NeoGAF this week, Major Nelson said of the Xbone nickname, "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."

Xbone.com currently redirects to a Bing search for "Xbone."

The official Xbox UK Twitter account last week sent a tweet to rapper Snoop Dogg that read, "Here's dat xbone you been waitin' fo… #respec." The tweet was accompanied by an image of a dog bone with the word "Xbone" on it.

The Xbox One launches on November 22 in North America and 12 others regions across the world.

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roastedzombies
roastedzombies

Gotta love Snoop. He simply don't care about what Macrohard thinks.

XBones
XBones

FU Microsoft!! I HAD THE NAME FIRST!!! WAAAY FIRST!! Now I'll never get my own domain name ;(

JulyAeon
JulyAeon

Talk about throwing money out of the window. How many other domain names will they have to buy, get rid of one and two new are sprouting out of the ground.  On the other hand, quickly think of some more as a money spinner, there is money to be made out of this!

negativeions
negativeions

Is MS crazy? Xbone is the only good thing about the xbone.

Ganon316
Ganon316

They don't like it? Don't introduce your system with bad policies next time then! Xbone! 

Ripper_TV
Ripper_TV

Actually, MS, you're GREATLY disrespecting ME, as a consumer, calling it XBOX ONE of all things, making me hugely confused. I won't tolerate such disrespect.

Ripper_TV
Ripper_TV

The ultimate hypocrits, like we didn't know for decades... I have another question though: why won't MS just finally GIVE UP on BING, the shittiest search engine on the planet? 


usedfanhalo117
usedfanhalo117

well I'd say that Xbone is easier to say than Xbox One.. it's an opinion though...

PSYCLOWN185
PSYCLOWN185

god i'm so tired of major nelson. all he does is complain about us complaining i just want to tell him to shut the hell up. i dont hate xbox i just hate major nelson.

DevilD2005
DevilD2005

its more stating how XBOX boned their fan base with Xbox One. Or atleast thats how I experienced the name in the weeks of the Xbox One launching itself.


Honestly, there is a reason that disrespect exists, there is also a reason Gamestop is selling 200 Ps4's vs 30-80 pre ordered Xones.

I do think, thhe people that developed the XBOX One did irrepreable harm to Microsofts image and people should be fired for it.

Aphyosemion
Aphyosemion

I don't know what they would find disrespectful about the nickname Xbone.  The "X" stands for Xbox and "bone" stands for what they tried to cram up our backsides as DRM-heavy "features" of the XB1.  I would say it was more descriptive than anything.  After all "Customer-Wallet-Rape" just doesn't have the same snap to it.

iRtehOWN
iRtehOWN

"I don't like that...I guess I'll just have to buy it!"
>_>

catsimboy
catsimboy

Well let's look at the options you left us with by giving it such a stupid name

the XB1: (ex bee one) that sounds stupid

the one: what one? Neo from the Matrix? The Highlander? Your one true love?

or Xbone: short, sweet, to the point, and surprisingly descriptive

jbm17
jbm17

Achievement unlocked: Give a stupid name to your product : 360G.

Necro_Fear89
Necro_Fear89

What a stupid name Xbox One is, and to think the guy who came up with it makes more than I ever will in my lifetime.

snova9308
snova9308

looks like he's trying to disrespect the developers lol

zaxrider
zaxrider

I can't believe that there wasn't a single guy at Microsoft during the naming of the console, who would be like "Xbox One... You guys are aware of the fact that a valid, and a quite likely way to shorten it would be XBONE, right?"

I personally would prefer Xbox Next over One but what would the follow-up to that be? Xbox Another? But then again, what is the follow-up to this gonna be? Xbox Two? (guess there's still the Xbox Next option)

blackothh
blackothh

and microsoft thought Xbox One was a better choice?

mav_destroyer
mav_destroyer

I'm more interested in knowing what warranted such a tweet from the official twitter account to a well known celebrity,  and hasn't he renamed to Snoop Lion?

whitey138
whitey138

TURN THE GAIN DOWN FOR THAT MIC!!!

bluefox755
bluefox755

Opening themselves up to a lot of jokes with that one.

Dean Shaw
Dean Shaw

just call it xboner - a failed attempt to be bigger then the competition hahaha

danmanpro
danmanpro

should've been called xbox 720 from the start.

blue_shift_91
blue_shift_91

lol. MS showing once again that they have more than enough money to do whatever the fuck they want.

jsmoke03
jsmoke03

they shouldve never named it that if they didnt want people to call it xxbone

talamalopilis
talamalopilis

was anyone else like WTF when they read that last paragraph?? snoop dogg? dat xbone?? ....what.

Pyro77
Pyro77

Microsoft just secured XBONE as the official nickname.  Well played.

redskinStu
redskinStu

XBONE XBONE XBOX360 XBONE XBONE and so forth

Apastron
Apastron

Says the man that calls himself 'Major'...

MooncalfReviews
MooncalfReviews

"Major Nelson said of the Xbone nickname, "I don't like it…"

I wasn't going to use the nickname before, but now I am.

Navardo95
Navardo95

Can I just ask how in hell they thought Xbox One was a good name to begin with?

biadesman
biadesman

@Ripper_TV Whoa man, don't have a cry over the name of a console. >_>
I've said this before and I'll say it again, it's about the games and how you like to play them. The name of a console is the most useless feature as well as design in most cases.

Ripper_TV
Ripper_TV

@usedfanhalo117 This and Xbone sounds like something NEW. Xbox One sounds like you're talking about original Xbox.


DarkReign2552
DarkReign2552

@PSYCLOWN185 So your solution to the problem is complaining about Major Nelson complaining about everybody complaining? You're an inspiration to the masses...

Yo dawg, I heard you hate complainers, so I'm going to complain about you complaining about somebody complaining about a bunch of people complaining about shit.

negativeions
negativeions

@mav_destroyer Wow, it's such a breath of fresh air to see Microsoft taking to such amicable corporate practices. Let us all applaud their courage and generosity of hiring mentally disabled individuals in high ranking positions.

PSYCLOWN185
PSYCLOWN185

The only difference is I did it once he does it constantly.

RS13
RS13

@AceCometh @Navardo95 Well, we're all big wii U fans here.

PS. I think the Wii U is better, but they might be the worst two names ever, so ...

Ripper_TV
Ripper_TV

@PSYCLOWN185 Don't hate on the person though (I don't love him), he's just the voice of MS. Hate MS.

Cleave83
Cleave83

@Darkfall_05 @skittzo_s @danmanpro but the 360 was a revolution, as in a complete circle.. What's the 720? 2 revolutions?


They should have just gone with infinity since they're clearly going to try to keep this generation going until the end of time if they can.