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Microsoft Secures "Xbox 8" Domain Name

Just protecting their IP?

Microsoft have secured the rights to a series of key domain names, including two relating to a rather exciting (on some level) “Xbox 8″ branding.

Now, naturally this doesn’t automatically mean that the next Xbox console will be called Xbox 8 – it might, but it’s likely just a case of the platform holder protecting their valuable IP.

Other domain names involved in the dispute, which were owned by a resident of China, include XboxPhone.com, XboxTablet.com, XboxLiveTV.com and XboxCompanion.com.

Rumours in the recent past have included names for Microsoft’s next console as Infinity and Loop. Turning an ’8′ sideways looks like two boiled eggs, so it’s clearly going to be called the Eggsbox.

Ah…

Via Fusible.

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15 Comments
  1. Jas-n
    Since: Aug 2008

    And the term “XBOX 720″ slowly fades away… thankfully

    Comment posted on 03/07/2012 at 11:37.
    • ohmikkie
      Member
      Since: Nov 2011

      always hated that name

      Comment posted on 03/07/2012 at 13:01.
  2. fs
    Member
    Since: May 2012

    An eight fallen on its side looks like an infinity sign.
    Xbox Infinity.

    If they use just ‘XBOX 8′ They will already be ahead of PS4 because people will auto think the XBOX is further advanced because of its name.

    Little things make a difference.

    Comment posted on 03/07/2012 at 11:51.
    • jimmy-google
      Member
      Since: Feb 2009

      Xbox 8 makes me thinks Windows 8, which could be a deliberate by MS to link the next xbox more with windows and mobiles through smartglass etc…

      Infinity makes me think of BT and buzz lightyear. Any potentional linkup with xbox and buzz lightyear doesn’t work when Beyond is a ps3 game.

      If it is xbox infinity what do they call the xbox after that.

      Comment posted on 03/07/2012 at 13:21.
      • Forrest_01
        Member
        Since: Jun 2009

        Xbox Infinity +1

        Comment posted on 03/07/2012 at 13:48.
    • Mike
      Member
      Since: Oct 2008

      When the Xbox 360 was released I thought it was 357 iterations ahead of PS3 :P

      Comment posted on 03/07/2012 at 19:53.
  3. Taylor Made
    Member
    Since: Oct 2011

    What about when Xbox 8 comes what are we going call it

    Comment posted on 03/07/2012 at 12:00.
    • IAmJacksMedullaOblongata
      Member
      Since: Nov 2011

      Daddy?

      Comment posted on 03/07/2012 at 21:39.
  4. SavageOranges
    Member
    Since: Aug 2010

    Might be Xbox Loop? :P

    Comment posted on 03/07/2012 at 12:19.
    • fs
      Member
      Since: May 2012

      Don’t you think that sounds a bit to cd player-esk?

      Comment posted on 03/07/2012 at 12:41.
    • Stefan L
      Community Team
      Since: May 2009

      Xbox Möbius Strip?

      Comment posted on 03/07/2012 at 12:42.
  5. YOURMUMANDME
    Member
    Since: Oct 2008

    The number eight……OR…….the symbol for infinity.
    “Suck on that for a while”

    Comment posted on 03/07/2012 at 13:34.
  6. gazzagb
    Master of speling mitakse
    Since: Feb 2009

    Xbox 8 could be confused with Windows 8 if people don’t use the ‘xbox’ before it. Most people just say 360, so it could easily happen. Infinity sounds good, I like that.

    Comment posted on 03/07/2012 at 13:35.
  7. ModernJunk
    Member
    Since: Oct 2009

    Sounds plausible with it being the 8th Generation of consoles too.

    Comment posted on 03/07/2012 at 18:01.
  8. BalramRules
    Member
    Since: Jun 2009

    LOL! Xbox Eggsbox, now that made me laugh, but it could be Xbox Infinity, you never know (mainly because of what you just said), but this sounds pretty cool, but I’m personally hoping everyone delays next-gen as much as possible (including Nintendo), but that ain’t gonna happen D;

    Comment posted on 04/07/2012 at 01:14.

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