Microsoft has started the process to recover the XboxOne.com and XboxOne.net domains, according to a report by Fusible.
The Redmond, Washington, software giant has filed a claim with the National Arbitration Forum, a body that functions similarly to a court, to settle the domain ownership dispute. The claim is being made against a London resident who has owned both the XboxOne.com and XboxOne.net domains since December 2011. Leases on the domains are not due to expire until late 2016.
Proceedings on the case, number 1501205, were commenced on May 23 this year and are currently listed as pending.
Microsoft may have elected to hold off on the motion for the websites prior to announcing its upcoming console’s final name in order to avoid tipping the public off ahead of the device’s unveiling last week.