Microsoft secures “Xbox 8″ domains
Is Xbox 8 the Nextbox?
What’s “Xbox 8″? For the moment, it’s anybody’s guess, but following a legal dispute over the Xbox 8 domain name, Microsoft has now secured the rights to Xbox8.us and Xbox8.org, suggesting that Xbox 8 is a thing that the company plans to market in the future.
It’s not altogether unlikely that Xbox 8 could be the name of the next-generation Xbox, falling in line with Microsoft’s Windows 8 multi-device platform, or even the console’s future dashboard software. Also, if you turn the 8 over on its side, it looks like the infinity symbol, and Xbox Infinity is a totally badass name. It also kind of looks like googly eyes. The Xbox Googly Eyes? You read it here first.
As a result of the legal dispute, Microsoft now owns the domains XboxPhone.com, XboxTablet.com, XboxLiveTV.com, XboxCompanion.com, Xbox8.us and Xbox8.org. Conspicuously absent is XboxGooglyEyes.com, so maybe I should get in there and register it so Microsoft has to pay me money to get it back.