Microsoft has added Xbone.com to the list of domain names it owns for its next generation console. The name Xbox One was quickly shortened to "Xbone," which Larry Hryb (Major Nelson) has disapproved of in the public domain. It's also one that has split the Xbox following into two groups: those who are okay with the name (or don't particularly care) and those who find it rather tedious.
Here's what Hryb had to say on video game forum, NeoGAF:
"I don’t like it…it disrespects the teams that have put in thousands of hours (already) into the development of the product. Sure, it’s cheeky but I don’t care for it myself."
Not only does the purchase of the Xbone domain names prevent others from running parody websites, but Microsoft could also use its new property to show a humorous side. Whatever may or may not be the outcome, the Xbone nickname is clearly here to stay.