Microsoft fights for, wins Xbox8 domains

Xbox 8, or perhaps Xbox ∞ (Xbox Infinity) could be the name of the successor to Xbox 360.

The speculation has arisen after Fusible reported that Microsoft had acquired two URLs – Xbox8.us and Xbox8.org.

Not only has it acquired them, but it fought to do so, winning two disputes with a Chinese resident who had already registered the pair. Microsoft has not, however, sought action against the Chinese owner of Xbox8.com.

Of course, with Windows 8 on the horizon, Xbox 8 may be nothing other than some sort of cross-compatibility. Or Microsoft could simply be protecting its IP.

Internal Microsoft documents have referred to the in-development system as both Xbox 720 and Durango. Xbox Loop has also been widely touted as a possible moniker.

Microsoft has also acquired XboxPhone.com, XboxTablet.com, XboxLiveTV.com and XboxCompanion.com. It is currently disputing the ownership of Xboxliverewards.com, Xboxsports.com, Xboxsmartglass.com and Xboxmusic.com.

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