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Old 31-05-2013, 23:23
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http://www.inquisitr.com/676623/micr...d-xboxone-net/

Microsoft has filed a complaint against the current owner of the websites Xboxone.com and Xboxone.net, just days after the company revealed its new next-gen console, the Xbox One. The company revealed the console, which had previously been called the Xbox 720 or Durango, on Tuesday, May 21. Microsoft announced that the console would be available by the end of 2013.

Microsoft filed the complaint with the National Arbitration Forum (NAF) on May 23, and its case number (1501205) is currently listed as pending in the forum’s domain dispute database. Both website domains are registered to London resident Krasimir Hristov Ivanov, who bought the domains on December 29, 2011, according to domain registration search engine WhoIs.

A Microsoft representative told IGN, “Microsoft’s domain name portfolio is a part of its ongoing business strategy, but beyond that we have no comment.”


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Redirect to Nintendo anyone?

He also owns the @Xboxone twitter handle seemingly
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Old 01-06-2013, 07:54
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Well hes owned the sites since 2011 so fair play the xboxone for me will always be the original console and not xbox 3.
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Old 01-06-2013, 11:00
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Instead of filing a complaint, just pay the man! I'm sure MS can afford to be persuasive enough. "It's not fair, he thought of it first" is hardly a defence. But then, MS can also buy the verdict. Question is which one is cheaper, I suppose.
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Old 01-06-2013, 11:02
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MS can offer him a free xboxone and 12 months free subscription to gold
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Old 01-06-2013, 11:13
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Looks like pretty blatant cyber squatting to me which courts usually frown upon.
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Old 01-06-2013, 11:34
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Looks like pretty blatant cyber squatting to me which courts usually frown upon.
How can it be cyber squatting when he registered them in 2011?
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Old 01-06-2013, 13:21
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How can it be cyber squatting when he registered them in 2011?
It still falls under cybersquatting because it contained a trademarked word at the time of registration, 'xbox'.
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Old 01-06-2013, 14:00
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Cyber squatting is pretty much pointless now. Most large companies simply buy the laws they need, one of which was destroying that little earner. Was always a crap way anyway if you ask me, too much left to chance.
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Old 01-06-2013, 16:32
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MS can offer him a free xboxone and 12 months free subscription to gold
Like this.
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Old 01-06-2013, 17:59
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Has he ever done anything with the domain names?

If he actually used them for e.g. an active fan site or forum, then fair enough, plenty of Xbox fan-sites and forums have "xbox" in the name.

But if he's just bought them and sat on them, then surely that is cyber-squatting and MS has every right to sue...
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Old 01-06-2013, 18:14
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Nah you get redirected to go daddy so they aren't being used by the looks off it, probably bought them for this reason and will prob make something out of it. Which I presume was the desired effect.
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Old 03-06-2013, 09:10
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Has he ever done anything with the domain names?

If he actually used them for e.g. an active fan site or forum, then fair enough, plenty of Xbox fan-sites and forums have "xbox" in the name.

But if he's just bought them and sat on them, then surely that is cyber-squatting and MS has every right to sue...
This.

If he bought it for a fan site for the original Xbox then he should keep it. As it stands it looks as though he bought them on the off-chance MS would give him lots of money for it should they call a console the Xbox One. He did get there first however, so MS should at least pay him to end his registration and chuck a free console in.
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