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Microsoft Snags Domain Name For 'Xbox 8' [UPDATE]

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Microsoft has secured the web domain for "xbox8.us" and "xbox8.org," according to a new report.

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The Internet sleuths at Fusible uncovered that Microsoft won the domains back from a Chinese citizen in a case filed with the National Arbitration Forum. Other domains won in the dispute include XboxPhone.com, XboxTablet.com, XboxLiveTV.com, XboxCompanion.com.

Interestingly enough, the Xbox 360 maker has yet to go after the guy who owns xbox8.com.

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I reached out to Microsoft to ask what the heck Xbox 8 is. Will update should I hear back.

Update: Microsoft's statement to Kotaku: "Microsoft often acquires various domain names as part of its ongoing business strategy, but beyond that we have no comment."

Microsoft Corporation secures rights to pair of "Xbox 8″ names at arbitration [Fusible]

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Makes sense if they're trying to tie the next xbox in with windows 8. Could be cool if they standardize the os used across all their devices.