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Windows One or Windows United: What should be our new name? Vote!

Today, Microsoft announced the next chapter in their OS story with Windows 10 or better known as one OS to rule them all. The new operating system, which won't officially debut until mid-2015 is meant for everything from a phone to a tablet to PC to even the Xbox One. It is truly a unifying, singular user experience as even the app Store is a one-stop for all devices.

Over the last year or so WPCentral aka Windows Phone Central has been undergoing many behind the scene changes, including more staff writers and an expansion of our coverage from Windows Phone to everything Microsoft. In hindsight, we knew where Microsoft was going with their Phone and desktop OS, so the slow ramp up made sense to us, though perhaps not always to our readership.

There is just one issue we have been thinking about for a long time: Our name.

You may recall my mentioning of a site rebrand in the past. Well, that time is upon us, and we want your input!

Vote for our new name!

After much deliberation, we have two site names that are our frontrunners. We are curious which you prefer:

  • Windows One (www.windowsone.com)
  • Windows United (www.windowsunited.com)
  • Something else

Please take into consideration everything from syllables (i.e. Windows One is shorter to say), to typing the URL, and more. Vote below to let us know which you think is the best!

Voting remains open for the next 24-hours; the results are hidden to not sway the vote, and repeat voting is blocked. We should also note that the result is non-binding, though we are sincerely trying to understand which you think is better and why.

Take the poll above and if you are mobile, just hop over to m.wpcentral.com/votesite to cast your ballot!

Do you have a better site title?

If you do not like either, you can say that in comments, preferably with a reason too. Likewise, if you think you have a better name, we are all ears, so let us know your great name!

Daniel Rubino is the Executive Editor of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft here since 2007, back when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and arguing with people on the internet.

1000 Comments
  • I vote for.... :)
  • Windawg! So good
  • What's all this silly "one" business... Gawd, it gets tiresome. It's just a trend (HTC One, OneDrive, XBOX One, World Trade One etc....) and will sound dated very soon.
  • Yeah, One is done to death at the moment and the only place I'll take it seriously is from Microsoft themselves. It's become the lowercase i of the Microsoft world with everyone copying it. Personally I prefer Windows United. It symbolises a united community (which we are), and also hints to more than just Windows which allows you to still report on Microsoft news that isn't strictly Windows-related. I'd also go for Microsoft Central, but that probably comes with a whole lot of trademark issues.
  • I agree, we are a more tightly knitted community too compare to others
  • Especially considering the post that Daniel wrote comparing our community to the iOS fan community. We're not as loud or forceful but we are more united.
  • Your mother is tight
  • You thoroughly convinced me to go with Windows United
  • I'm currently tossing up between that and Windows Central.
  • I'm not sure why Windows Central isn't the obvious choice.
  • Yeah, I thought they were going to go more Microsoft-focussed with their name, but with the Windows options I prefer Windows Central. Unfortunately windowscentral.com is taken.
  • wincentral.com?
  • I'd go with wincentral.com too.  Shorter than windowscentral.com Too bad new tld are already taken, windows.today would have been nice.
  • +920 WPC App via Nexus 5.
  • wcentral.com Posted via Windows Phone Central App
  • I agree.  I like Windows Central
  • Windows Central web sites are already taken. So, it can't be those names.
  • Windows Central
    Definitely helps maintains brand recognition.
  • +wcentral
  • Keep "central" in the name to help maintain brand recognition and continuity. These suggestions may be obvious, but I think that's a plus when it comes to name changes.
    ________________________________
    • Windows Central
    • WinCentral
    • WCentral
    ________________________________
    • Microsoft Central
    • MSFTCentral
    • MSCentral
    • MCentral
  • I was just thinking that. Just drop the phone. But then again, they also report Xbox, so how about Microsoftcentral.com ?
  • That's what I was expecting, to be honest. Though there may be trademark issues with that -- hence names like iMore, CrackBerry, etc.
  • Xbox will be running Windows
  • It already is -- three different instances, no less.
  • "One Windows" I think works better than "Windows One". However I do like the "Windows United" for a  tech blog name and that's the one I voted for. BUT, "Windows Central" might just be the best of them all. Choices, choices, choices.....
  • Gay
  • +1 for Windows central!
  • for all of those ill vote for Windows One but if i can tall what to change i would of make it One Windows like onewindows.com or One Central like onecentral.com
  • How about Win for all (win4all.com)? Short to say, short to type, got a nice ring to it too. Or Windows United
  • I like Microsoft Central too. Like WPCentral you would be MSCentral!
  • As many already pointed out, wincentral.com or windowscentral.com sound great. Simple and to the point. On the other hand, I think the name wpcental still works. I mean, even if they drop 'Phone' out of the brand name, the devices we are using are still phones.
  • And my phone is the OnePlus One. Anymore ones? Posted via Windows Phone Central App
  • Have Lil Jon as the new spokesperson and call the site "To The Windows, To The Walls" or "Tile Down For What?!"
  • I laughed to hard at this
  • Windows Central
  • I second this
  • Me too!
  • I support this.
  • I like this.
  • I llike it, but xbox doesn't fall under Windows, does it? One News Central?
  • I completely agree too! +920 Wincentral.com All the way! (could be a good short URL for Windows Central)
  • Windows Central was my first thought as well.
  • +820
  • Yes, Central must remain in the new name..Windows Central is perfect..
  • Yeah! Windows Central sounds better
  • agreed, I've been thinking that should be the name for a while since all things Windows are covered.
  • How about: World Wide Windows or Windows World?
  • How about "no"? :P
  • Windows Universe.
  • I like both of them... but I think I might like Windows Universe a tiny bit better.
  • Windows: obvious
    Universe: ties into the universal nature of Windows going forward.
  • Welcome to Wuniverse.com!
  • Even better - WINiverse
  • I like that name to
  • Gay, again
  • ROCK: It doesn't matter what you think... (gives People's eyebrow)  
  • I vote 4 Windows Phone *RUN
  • Wndows 10 should be added to the list and see it is a welcome choice.  I have no problem with it.
  • WINDOWSSAURUSREX!!! lol
  • Windows One
  • Windows united
  • Windows live nations :)
  • Windows Central!
  • Yes absolutely Windowscentral.com !!!!
  • My vote goes for; WINDOWSCENTRAL.COM
  • WindowsCentral.com !!!
  • This.
  • Yep
  • This. It makes sense, sounds good (which the other two don't, they sound too fanboyish), and stays similar enough. Go with Windows Central!!!
  • I vote to keep wpcentral.com! Keep the P. Saying "W P Central dot com" is better than "windows <something> dot com"
  • Yeah, I think I prefer this the most to be honest. Not far from the current name and describes the site well!
  • That is what I was going to say as well. You have my up vote for that.
  • I vote for windowscentral or windowseverywhere
  • I think Windows Central too!
  • I like windowscentral, I also voted up every one I saw.
  • Yes.! Why isn't "windows central" in the options? Windows Central > Windows United. But, amongst the two, I vote for Windows One (:
  • I honestly don't even know how any other name is even being considered.
  • Yes! Windows Central!
  • WindowsCentral
  • While it's the obvios name, sadly, it's already taken :( They should mention that in the article.
  • Its prolly MS that owns it..... Maybe they would give that domain to wpcentral.....
  • You can buy it from them. In fact they should sell windowsone.com they could get some money for that.
  • wincentral.com then?
  • This is perfect!
  • Nailed it!
  • That she said
  • Yes, that's what I thought. Windows Central all the way.
  • Nice call
  • +1
  • Same thing I was about to post, decided to scroll down and see if anyone else said it already :D.
  • Yep, this is the one.  Windows Central.
  • or just wcentral.com for short! p.s. im not saying that i was one that has first said that wpc should change their name to match their coverage..but i was totally the first one. also the sorting of news categories was my idea as well.
  • I take back my vote.  Just make it this!
  • Microsoft Central!
  • Microsoft Central sounds great..... It, too, has a short form: MSCentral.
  • My mind was with "windowscentral.com" and its variations like "wcentral.com" until I realized through your comment that mscentral.com (Microsoft Central) is the Best option BY FAR. It defines the new approach of WPCentral perfectly, it's easy to type and easy to remember/recognize. My vote goes for it: Microsoft Central!
  • Windows United sounds like soccer club in Europe lol
  • Windows United sounds like a airport company... Horrible name imo.
  • Or a soccer team!
  • Windows United sounds like a NGO.... No
  • At least they didn't come up with Windows "Kodi" (some people may know what i'm referring to )
  • That was exactly the first thing that came to my mind after reading this article: Kodi (XMBC).
  • Windowspool
  • I thought the same thing! Maybe Microsoft's soccer team ;)
  • Football ⚽
  • I'm voting for windowsone.com because it already takes you to wpcentral.com ha ha
  • This election is rigged! lol
  • OMG, 500 comments in just 30 min. I think its never happened before
  • What's wrong with Windows Central? It seems like the logical choice here. Edit: Hah, scroll down one more comment and there's the answer.
  • Windowsacademy
  • Windows Zone.
  • Windows zombie zone
  • I think it should be Windows INFINITE. It covers everything and then some.
  • OneWindows.com
    I think it is better than WindowsOne and it's like OneNote and OneDrive
  • Agreed
  • I line OneWindows.com. It is not taken yet; I just checked.
  • MSWHORES.com
  • Windows Central
  • If I had to pick, I'd say windowsone.com. If I made one up, windowscentral.com, or allthingswindows.com, or MicrosoftCentral.com...
  • Windows Central would be great, but I see Daniel's comment below. Of the 2 options, I like Windows United better. You could also work the branding into a type of futbol club insignia (Manchester United, etc). That works as most of us who frequent this site are big fans. Just a thought. The "United" aspect has a nice implied community sense amongst all who touch this site.
  • hows there season going :-0
  • I haven't the slightest idea as I am not even remotely a soccer fan. OK, I did cheer the US on in the World Cup. ;o) Manchester United was one of the few futbol teams I could think of and Windows United made me think of that.
  • Just like DC United is always the underdog at the beginning of the season, somehow, they still make it to the finals and come out on top. I'm all for Windows United.
  • Windowpane.com
  • Or Windhoes.com? $_$
  • WTCentral This covers Windows Ten Central as well as Windows Threshold Central - which represents the "unified" ecosystem. But only as long as the site moves in that direction, covering all things windows equally.
  • Microsoft (or Windows) Central. All other options sound reaaaaally tacky...
  • Sam. You should consider this name Windows News Central. It perfectly sound, meaningful and right on target for anyone know exactly what is this site for.
  • +1520 for WindowsCentral
  • Mine is Winda (with Aussie accent)
  • www.seemsfaster.com
  • Windows Shattered 1.0 This could imply how different it is to the point of making a referece to a shattered window, them breaking away from the original concept.  A more likely candidate that Microsoft could have considered: Windows Harmony.    This one is self explanatory :P
  • Windows Central or Microsoft Central are much better imo
  • WINDOWS CENTRAL
  • Yes.. Smiling face is a really nice name too... :P
  • Windows Central or OneWindows. But none of the names you said convinced me.
  • MSCentral?
  • WindowsCentral.net
  • What about OneMicrosoft, http://www.onemicrosoft.com? :v
  • Windows United of course! and you can call it WinU
  • I vote for Windows 10tral!
  • Windows United, or WinU.com really short!!!
  • Windows Life? One Windows Life?
  • I vote for
    Windowscentral And url could be wcentral.com
  • Windows central Posted via Windows Phone Central App
  • Windows phone Central WpCentral.com why rebrand?
  • I would suggest, "Windows Spot". You could even type it as WindowSpot
    WindowS
    ======Spot (having one single big "S" to merge the two words)
  • It's not one of the choices but I'd vote for Windows Central, Windows United looks like a football team...
  • Windows Era Central. "WECentral" As today WPCentral seriously focused on microsoft products from Xbox to WP8.1 embedded, all of them have different sort of windows to run as OS (Win 8.1, WP8.1, WP8.1 Embedded, the new TV's OS, XBOX ). Now when everything in Windows line contain just "Windows 10" instead of other seperation, Microsoft want us to comprehend that this is Windows era not just software production under windows title and support. So in my opinion, the above mentioned title is logical. 
  • Windows X unity?
  • For those asking why not 'Windows Central'? Too obvious and boring ;)
  • Funny, I immediately thought it should be Windows Central. For one, it ties in with the site's past. IMO, it also sounds better than either of the options presented. :-)
  • Same thing I thought that would be an option before I even read the article .. Makes good sense to call it that Posted via the Windows Phone Central App for Android
  • I agree. "Windows One" sounds too short to me, since the second word only has one syllable, "Windows United" sounds to long, since the second word has 3, but "Windows Central" sounds just right. And since Windows 10 isn't just for phones, simply removing "Phone" from the name makes sense and sounds great imho.
  • Windows United sounds like a football team; Manchester United
  • My thoughts exactly - doesn't work "when's the next match?"
  • City fans will definitely not approve the Windows United name.
  • I agree. From a branding standpoint Windows Central just makes since. It stays true to the sites past but calls out the new direction. No need for a complete rebrand. Imagine if Microsoft came out today and said the new version of Windows would be called Doors.
  • Hurry up and put in the voting up comments option so I can vote brandon_powell's comment up!!!
  • Agree, I like Windows Central too. But if the choices given Windows One is best.
  • Agreed. Also one would think it would probably carry over a lot more of that hard earned street cred on the internet: If I read windows one mentioned anywhere I'd probably assume its some blog or something whereas windows central would have me remember it as a known source
  • +10 Posted via the Windows Phone Central App for Android
  • Agreed. One is too short, and just 'meh' to me. United reminds me of a soccer team. Moreover, Windows Central is gonna feature articles covering Windows, on tablets or pcs or phones or whatever. Windows Central sounds 'universal', heading to the exact same direction.
  • Exactly what I thought. Xbox One is a stupid name and "Windows One" just apes that. Windows United is like Manchester United. I always thought it should be "Microsoft Central" as that includes xbox news too
  • Do you realize that they can't just use Microsoft's company name in their site name? That'd be a trademark violation.
  • Of course, it's just the only name that makes sense. "Windows & Xbox Central" is a bit wordy
  • Windows Central clearly maintains brand recognition and continuity.
  • Now that I've looked at the domains, I think I know why "Windows Central" was discounted. Windowscentral.com is already registered to someone. Mobile Nations has the registration for windowsone.com and windowsunited.com, though. Even knowing that, I think the proposed names are awkward. Windows Central is the best name. I'm trying to think of other possibilities that could work, though I haven't come up with many. Windows Station, Windows Square (ok, that's dumb)... Someone already mentioned Windows Hub. Hmm...
  • Windows Central : http://wincentral.com
  • I actually like Windows Central, sounds cool. One central location for all things Windows? Windows One will also be awesome :)
  • What Daniel tries to say is that windowscentral.com or/and wcentral.com are already TAKEN and posible hard ($$$) to get. If he wants something less obvious and boring... what about Compu-Global-Hyper-Mega-Windows?
  • I'm already cybersquating that one! I have compu-global-hyper-mega-windows on all TLD's apart from .XXX because that'd just be wrong...
  • I actually like windows central best.
  • WC has its implications for our non-US readers.
  • Well then dont shorten it to WC use WCentral.
  • Only if you're like 8 years old.
  • Sweet.  Next year I'll be 10.
  • I literally just saw this post before sending my question. Alright. Windows One then. To have XBox in there too.
  • So why not take the obvious path?
  • And the abbreviation would be 'WC', not that nice xD
  • They Could tie it in with West Coast Rapper WC(DUB-C).    XD
  • You win 100 internet points for the WC reference sir!  Wesside!!
  • or it could be WCentral
  • Lol I was gonna ask that.
  • I don't think so. And I think it sounds more like what the site is. The other two sound like product names.
  • As lame as it may seem, I actually kind of like Windows Central. It keeps it obvious that you guys are still the same group of people (albeit you have had staff changes), but also subtly shows you guys have broadened your coverage from mainly focusing on Windows Phone, to all things Windows.
  • 100% Windows Central, the other names are kind of awkward
  • totally agree
  • Does that mean you're not even considering to use "Windows Central" or you just don't like it ?
  • What do you personally think of Windows 10Daniel?
  • That's not gonna be a lasting name... What happens when W11 comes out, and the site has an outdated OS name?...
  • Windows One sounds good for me!
  • Same here.
  • Shortname would be WC :D I go to the WC regulary :D
  • Reading news on the Crapper (new slang for the new domain name)
  • i'm a relatively new user of windows phone and thus, i'm also a new member of this community. however, i found that "wpcentral" has a ring even for people who are not into windows phone as a platform. are you sure this change is required? :p don't fix something before it's broken :P
  • i'm a relatively new user of windows phone and thus, i'm also a new member of this community. however, i found that "wpcentral" has a ring even for people who are not into windows phone as a platform.
    Hey, "Windows Platform Central" (WPCentral) - covers all aspects of the Windows platform 
  • Ha! Now I get it. Not too fond of the abbreviation are we?
  • I would stay with Windows Central. But if any of given names websites should be wone.com or wunited.com imo.
  • Windows One
  • WinDomain / Windows Domain ?
  • Expanding on this, why not "Windom"?
  • (Replying to "M4TT3O") I think that's a great idea for a domain name. And, it makes sense, seeing as how Windows is popular for local networks. The issue is to see who owns it.
  • Obvious is not a bad thing ;) I actually like Windows Central more than both poll options. Because Windows will be on all devices, so Windows Central would be a logical name. It sounds cooler too :)
  • By "obvious" he meant that windowscentral.com is already a registered domain by another company. So Windows Central is not a possibility unless they buy the domain for an insane price.
  • It should be Windows Central.
  • I also like Windows much ! I think its the most logical decission. Edit: Just saw, that windowscentral.com is already registered. But windows-central.com is free ;)
  • I did actually mention it before! ;)
  • Windows United it´s a cool name 
  • I feel like the "obvious and boring" choice is the best choice!!
  • It may be the best choice but the domain is registered to another company which was why it was "obvious" as to why that name is not going to be a possibility.
  • Just one more time: http://wincentral.com
  • just because you typed it one more time doesnt mean that the company that owns the domain is going to give it up
  • hehe, did not see this but I too think Windows Central would be best. Does not sound like MS product, a football team, or an airline company. Or defensive and/or borderline clubby/culty.  :)
  • I fully agree!
  • So simple its great.
  • Windows Central sounds infinitely better than those two options. Windows One just sounds boring and would take time to grow, but is acceptable if that's the only choice. Windows United just sounds awkward and silly. Windows Central ties in with the theme, and yes it's obvious, but it's also obviously better. I get that Windows Central loses points for being an obvious choice, but look at the complaints with Windows 8 and see what happens when the obviously good choices are avoided because they're too obvious. Sometimes a thing is a good idea because it makes sense and it makes sense because it's a good idea. "Obvious" is not a good reason to make a decision that will affect your company brand moving forward.
  • Re: TheHannibal comments... I agree! Well said!
  • I like windows central though. =/
  • I love the Microsoft Passion on this site. I'll pass on Windows Central though. Its not much of a change from the current website name. Its time for a new direction. I'm feeling Windows One. Wouldn't you agree fellow Windowians? Or how about Windows Life cuz we bout that life! Lol
  • No. Just no.
  • No, Windows Central is the only name that makes sence .. Windows One?? Whats that,  or Windows Unitiy is even worse     
  • Windows Central...
  • I like Windows Central.  It ties in with the naming of the current site yet moves it forward beyond just phone.
  • Windows Hub? Or WinHub?
  • I like windows central, but alternately since the coverage is more that just Windows, but includes Xbox and Microsoft activities, how about Microsoft Central?
  • I also like Windows Central!
  • MC is also better than WC.
  • Hammer Time!
  • MSCentral. Like WPCentral.
  • ^
    |
    This
  • WC -> Water Closet news... News made Crapper...
  • Windows Central is my vote 100%. Though, the blog covers MS is general and maybe should reflect that in some way? The obvious would be, Microsoft Central.
  • What About "Windows Torial "
  • Btw MicrosoftCentral.com and MSCentral.com domains are both available.
  • This will be the name!
  • I too checked that! :)
  • Defintely agree that this is the best name... since how does reporting on OneDrive, Xbox, Office or other Microsoft BU's relate to "Windows".
  • Windows Central is better. Windows One or Windows United sound lame.
  • And what so bad and boring about "obvious"? Sometimes obvious is the best. I would abbreviate it as WinC or WCE or whatever. I think it's uch better than Windows One and Windows United. Although I'm sure someone will come up with a better name than Windows Central below.
  • Windows Central really is a much better name than Windows One or Windows United. Please reconsider.
  • +720 4 Windows Central or 4 the "WC" issue Windows One Central just lose the "Ph" and domain name woc.com.
  • Sometimes the obvious path IS the best path. I also vote for Windows Central.
  • Obvious yes, boring no. I think it's the logical extension of the current site's name. I vote Windows Central. It just sounds like a blog that is your one-stop-shop for everything Microsoft. Which is precisely what it has been (by design) for the past year or so. That's precisely what I want, and why I keep coming back. Keep it up!  
  • Re: theoldwolf comment... Excellent points!
  • Thank you, sir.
  • The "Super WinBros" or something like that.
  • Windows United sounds like a football team, and windows One has little ties with the stablished options within the MS products with the obvious exception of the xbox, but that will eventually change and the name would be obsolete(ish). I'm guessing you are trying to get into the "one-windows" idea but it sounds rather forced. Here's an idea. Replace "P" for "N" in your current name and you get WNCentral, where N stands for news. You are a news outlet after all, and now you will be the central of all windows-news. Remember that windows users tend to go for the obvious and boring many times as proved today with the return of the start menu for instance ;)  
  • I like this. WNCentral.  Another idea Windows 10 Central
  • Just put the one before the windows. Because its "ONE" windows for all devices so it's "ONE" site for everything windows
  • I think the site should still differentiate from the desktop one. Even though it will be the same OS, there might be differences between them. For example, it may run in a 512mb phone, but there's no way it will run in a 512mb desktop
  • Windows United sounds like coming from Star Wars, Windows One is just a rumour :P Windows Central has association. Boring is sometimes better. Just see the start menu is back!
  • No Daniel, it is not! Look at the brands themself: Windows or even Apple. They once decided to call it like this but then they got more and more famous and at a certain point it is too late to change a brands name. Daniel, you and your guys are a brand for us. Windows Phone Central aka WPC. If you would eliminate the term "phone" it would be ok but changing the whole thing? No good idea. Microsoft didn't decide to call their OS now Doors or Roofs or Walls or Chimney... Everybody would miss those Windows! I stick with "Windows Central"... Please, make no mistache!
  • They can't take windowscentral.com The domain belongs to another company.
  • And it's taken.
  • Windows Central is a much better obvious boring choice over the other two options. Windows unified --> its like youre informing people its now unified, but sooner or later it will be boring and obvious more than Windows Central. BTW, in NY there is a window companied called Unified Windows - hello bing / google mix up and bunch disgruntled people looking for double hung and single hung windows lol Windows One sounds gramatically odd unless you plan to count windows 1, windows 2, etc etc Sounds like youre hunting for a memorable name for rebranding but picking the worse choices to start
  • Given the overwhelming support for Windows Central in the comments I think you guys should revisit that decision. It sounds better and ties in with the site's history and other Mobile Nations sites. Other than that, Windows Nation sounds good and still fits in that umbrella.
  • Re: Fiann comment... Well said!
  • I'm voting for windowsone.com because it already takes you to wpcentral.com lol
  • Windows Cirque exudes the central idea. Sounds exotic too
  • Why not just leave the abbreaviation the same ”WPCentral„ and the full name would be ”Windows Porn Central„ ))))))))  .... just kidding ))) On another note, the names provided in the poll are just not an option, you need something catchy, like WPCentral is.
  • Shouldnt branding be obvious?
  • Re: xFalk comment... Exactly!
  • Sometimes the obvious is the best choice. Windows one, been used. Windows United, sounds like a Football club and just plain cheesy. Windows Central is where I would go for a central location on everything "Windows".
  • I vote windows central Dan
  • Not boring at all! Windows Central is the only option in my opinion.
  • Windows United is like a football(soccer) team and windows one is unrelated because it makes me think it's next version of windows :)
    windowscentral.com is the best name and logo color should change to cyan (just like windows)
  • W.C lol
  • And already owned... :'(
  • Windows Integral
  • I'm the reader and I want it to be "Windows Central".
    edit: I am not voting for any of the given options. >:(
    edit2: www.wincentral.com is good if www.windowscentral.com is taken.
  • Totally agree! :)
  • Windows Central! Maintains brand recognition and continuity.
  • I like the Central part.  I am with a lot on here that say that you should just drop the "Phone" part and call it Windows Central.  Might be boring, but Windows One or Windows United don't get me excited.  "Central" is part of the brand that you guys have built.  I don't think you should drop it.
  • I know its taken but you should be able to buy it, since its not being used. WindowsCentral.com is by far the best option in my opinion. WindowsOne.com sounds like your begging Microsoft to buy it out from you when they launch a product by that name someday... Forcing you to rebrand yet again!!!
  • Windows Central gets my vote. You get the best of both worlds, tradition of the Central name and Windows to show where Microsoft is headed.
  • Also voting for Windows Central. Could be shortened to WinCentral or WC.
  • It IS too Obvious and Boring.  I agree!
  • Daniel. You should consider Windows News Central.
  • What about "Central Windows"? Haha
  • Open Windows.
  • not to say that short of Windows Central would be WC, so it won't look nice to say: "I read an article on WC today" shorting the url also look bad: http://wc.com/ I'll go with windowsone.com - "I read an article on WO today" much better :)
  • Obvious is not necessarily a bad thing when changing the name of your site.
  • I prefer windows central out of them all. Keeping a similar name to the existing site but just opening it up more
  • Windows Central does sound the best idea, for branding, reliability and phonetically. And if windowscentral.com is taken, what's wrong with using one the many new domains that are coming in?? Or my personal favorite .nu I think windowscentral.nu has a great rung to it, works as a good selling point and puts forward the contemporary nature of where you want to take the site
  • I think its great, and likely best of the 3 choices, one, united, central
  • Someone else suggested Windows Nation. I liked simply Windows Central initially, but I think this shows the growth of the community from a small site to a large "nation" of 3M+ strong!
  • That doesn't sound so bad I like it
  • How about One Windows.
  • i guess Windows One is the better one here. :) Posted via Windows Phone Central App
  • Windows one is similar to newly launched android one and HTC one.. Don't go for copy them.
    I vote for something different.
  • one windows :)
  • Nothing is boring about it...its perfect..I wont come here if Central is not used in the name..
  • If it's the domain cost holding you guys back from taking over WCentral.com (Or WindowsCentral.com), I am sure many loyal users can surely help out to raise funds and buy the domain(s). This site is like morning coffee to many of us.
  • MicroCentral
  • I would suggest, "Windows Spot". You could even type it as WindowSpot
    WindowS
    ======Spot (having one single big "S" to merge the two words) I already have some cool ideas for the logo.
  • Well clearly you're out voted. But I doubt the opinions of 90% of commenters here will make a difference. £50 on us ending up with one of the rubbish names in the article regardless of user suggestions.
  • It's not a bad name. It's not boring. You shouldn't throw it away. The people have spoken Daniel!
  • "For those asking why not 'Windows Central'? Too obvious and boring ;)" So I guess you guys decided to go for the "obvious & boring" name haha. I hated the other 2 suggestions so "Windows Central" is fine, but I was curious as the results of the Poll. Was it a landslide for "something else"?
  • Windows One is better because it matches Microsoft's logic.
    But then, you should really consider WindowsCentral.
    When will you announce the final decision?
  • I agree!!!!!+1520!!!!
  • Agree too.
  • Even though Windows One fits more with the vision at Microsoft, I don't think it is the best name in the long-term.
  • Agreed. I also suspect "Windows One" could ultimately be a domain Microsoft would want - it sounds more like a Windows product name than it does a site about Windows.
  • My thoughts exactly...
  • Windows one
  • .................. OneCentral ................
    .................
    Drop "Windows" all together.
    It's like "One place for the unified Windows"
  • Windows One is cool but its to close to trademarked Windows 1, so Windows United is good!
  • AllForWindows Maybe
  • GTFOOH   haha
  • Windows one!
  • Windows One
  • None of the above.... It show be Microsoft something... Sorry to be a ick.
  • That's a good idea.
  • You want us to use Microsoft's name in our name? Yeah, that is even more shaky on legal grounds than using Windows .
  • What about just MS? MSportal or centeral or something.
  • "Windows Phone" is already in the current name. Just drop the "Phone" and you're good-to-go with Windows Central!
  • How about something outside of the box, you want a name that covers all things Microsoft, without using the actual name? For me there is only one solution; redmondreader.com other than that the only name I have seen that I like, is windowscentral.com
  • PLANET ZUNE
  • Ok Danni boy........................................ House of M .M. M House ?
  • how about using something that's common to all Windows in the name?
    like Start?
    OneStart.com?
    or something on those lines? :) Posted via Windows Phone Central App
  • Agreed, but it definately should not be Windows One. Great for the short term but long term, you're changing the name again when MS eventually changes their path for Windows.
  • I agree with you that the approach to the name would be better served if it followed MS's lead and used MS as the basis...especially if the phone loses its Windows branding. Granted you do have to fall into proper parameters, but if MS is pushing MS then WPC should follow that lead and design around that idea. Something like MSCentral as been suggested, or something crazy like MSBI.com (Microsoft Bureau of Information). Doesn't really matter to me as long as my live tile takes me to the same place.
  • Windows One.
  • One
  • Windows United. As in United all the windows information :D
  • Windows One
  • Oh man, I am going to miss saying "W-P-Central"
  • I say DUB PEE
  • I'm going to miss the way Mark Guim says "WP Central" in the opening of his videos.
  • Windows one or windows central.
  • Windows United will be great for WindowsPhone Central in my opinion. ^_^.
  • I'm going with Windows One. Windows United sounds too much like a soccer club. 
  • Wow, I thought the same thing
  • Yeah, thought that too. Windows One sounds much better.
  • Definitely, Windows One over United.
  • I like both
  • Windows one
  • I wanna go with Windows One.
  • Windows One.
  • Central one or mobione or mobile nation or a short name
  • Close to what I was thinking...
    I suggest "OneCentral"
  • Windwos One is cool. I hope i would be for the new windows. but happy you can use it :D
  • Windows One... Or Windows Central!!!
  • Windows Hub or ...
    OneWindows if I had to choose
    But I'm voting for windowsOne.com
  • Windows hub , now that's true genius Posted via Windows Phone Central App
  • Windows or Microsoft Central please. Personally I do not like either of the options. As sometimes else said, they sound like product names.
  • While I really like Windows Hub better than any other suggestion or idea, windowshub.com is already taken, unfortunately. It is a directory for sellers of windows and doors. I suppose I'll have to vote for WindowsOne.com
  • Oh, didn't know that...
    Lets the best name wins as long ad the same guys are here.
  • Windows Hub, it's best...
  • Windows one
  • WinCentral
  • I like that too.
  • +1020
  • +928
  • The site cannot have anything with W and C... because shortened it will be WC. It is like serving it on a silver plate... It think that's was Daniel was referring as "... not for obvious reasons.."
     
  • So  WO  och WU is better?   Windows Central is the only name that sounds any good ..  Windows One would suggest it is support ing an age old OS, or just falling fo the stupid trend of calling everything "One"    Windows Unity or Windows Unitied sounds like a huligans football club  
  • Maybe I'm out of the loop but I can't think of any undesirable acronyms that start with WC, and who says it has to he shortened anyway?
  • WC = Water Closet, which I only ever saw in Europe, where WC indicates a public restroom.
  • There is already a Microsoft news site by the name of WinCentral.
  • How about windows central otherwise windows united
  • i think windows one kinda cool  
  • Windows One
  • Windows United
  • I vote Windows One    
  • Windows One!!! I like it!!!
  • Windows One, but stills being boring
  • Windows United +1
  • Windows Central?
  • Windows One. Definitely.
  • Windows united
  • Windows Central would be great.
  • Windows central. From the above, windows one.
  • Not a huge fan of either, but WindowsUnited sounds better to me.
  • It should be Windows Central
  • Windows central please ! Windows one isn't the new name and united isn't a name
  • I'll go for windows united.
  • Windows One. Windows United makes me think of Manchester United and that's just no bueno!    Go Gunners!
  • Windows united
  • I'm thinking windows one. Not united. And I know not central, but I like that too Daniel!! ;)
  • Windows United
  • Windawg
  • Windows cen. ....Like sin
  • windows one
  • Windows one is so cool name nd suit for Microsoft...
  • How about Microsoft one or Microsoft central
  • Windows united ;)
  • Windows United sounds lice a soccer team.
  • I think there should be something better. But One is way better than united.
  • WindowsCore.com, since they are unifiying things and this site plans to cover it all.. and "central" is now boring, One sounds old and overused and "united" too boring-classic
  • Windows one
  • How about Windows Universal! ref: UniversalAPP
  • Don't like either. I would have picked something like Windows Infinity. 
  • Windows One!!!! Or Windows One Central!
  • windows United is just so terrible... easily windows One for me.    
  • WinU ftw!
  • I like Windows One, Windows United sounds kinda silly to me
  • Windows Two... Surprise everyone like Microsoft did today
  • Hahahahahahahah LOL !
  • LOL
  • Why not Windows Central !! Sounds better :) Posted via the WPC App for Android!
  • Yes or Microsoft Central.
  • Windows One +1520
  • None of them
  • neither. Just windows central. 
  • I think One Windows would be best.
  • Windows One is on the second place... But Windows United? No way, that sounds like some dumb sports team.
  • That was my first choice too, but aparently that url has already been reserved. :(
  • How about "Windows Zero"
  • LIKED IT !
  • www.windowszero.com
  • WindowsUnited? That's a football team isn't it?
    WindowsOne.... WindowsOneServicePack1.... No thanks.
  • WinNation
  • +920
  • Windows Nation/ Windows Connection
  • This sounds good to me. WinNation REPRESENT! I can see that working
  • Microsoft Central
  • Windows One
  • Windows one!
  • Windows one??? just like green robot
  • .M. Or Simply .M. the .M. could be the sites new logo as is looks good from all angles.
  • W-ONE
  • Of these two? Windows One... Windows United sounds like an evil mega corporation.
  • Why not Windows Universe? It would be straightforward and a nice pun on universal apps
  • I like Windows Universe best too.
  • I vote Windows Universe as well!
  • Something better please , one and united sucks ! , I prefer windows central otherwise choose a new name
  • Windows united sounds like a football ⚽ team sponsored by Microsoft.
  • lol
  • Windows one
  • Windows 10tral
  • lol
  • Actually the concept that Windows 10 is one unified system that is meant for everything seems to be not entirely true, as I was disspointed today learning there is something called Windows 10 Server. Maybe there is also Windows 10 Phone. Too much for a unifed system. But I vote for Windows One.
  • Server has long been a seperate product line and its function is different.  It generally always has features from the lower versions, but also is far more advanced since it is a server.
  • Every version of Windows must continute to operate differently to an extent. So yes there will be a Server, Tablet & Phone version. The "One" idea is more focused  towards app compatibility and shared code. There will never be a single SKU if that's what you were expecting. Window 10 = One OS with platofrm specific flavors.
  • Windows central
    Windows nation
  • Windows One sounds good but I would prefer Windows Central.
  • How about winsupercentral? Show that Thurrot guy a thing or two.
  • Windows One sounds terrific! :)
  • Personally I like Microsoft Central. You are covering more than just Windows products from Microsoft now so why not make it more obvious. 
  • You have a point there.
  • Please not United. To all UK readers it will jar with football teams. Prefer Windows Central to either options.
  • oneWIN
  • One for all.
    All for one
  • WINDOWS CENTRAL
  • Windows One and Windows United both suck. Windows Central just makes so much more sense.
  • I THINK I KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER MR.RUBINO
    WWW.WIN-ONE.COM,SOUNDS GOOD?))
  • MSCentral !
  • WindowsForever keeps it future proof! Not too keen on the other options.
  • This is the one which occurred to me as well.
  • Windows nation?
  • Windows one
  • Windows One!
  • Windows central sounds more fluent than the other suggestions and also is nothing complete new! I really don't like windows one and united...
  • Or MScentral, wincentral
  • I agree 100%.
  • Windows United because you can throw an exclamation mark on the end of it and put it on a shirt. Windows United! Mmmm, good stuff. :D
  • one windows would be my favorite. At the moment I have to type wp and hit enter in my browser. If the name starts with windows this won't work any longer for me, as windowsphone.com and other sites will be the #1
  • One Windows to Rule Them All... One Windows to find them, One Windows to bring them all and in the darkness binds them, in the land of Redmond where the Shadows lie. I vote for Windows One :P
  • Please don't throw Windows in any volcano..... It's my precious ;-)
  • Definitely Windows One.
  • Windows United sounds so Badass but I voted for One because it is more in line with MS, however......MS Changes the names of their products more than a poopy baby So United may be the way to go!  It future proofs your site more.   DON'T GO WITH WINDOWS CENTRAL!!  It is Boring!
  • Windows One sounds better.
  • Windows Central
  • Agreed, see my comment below. :)
  • Windows United.  Love the potential to have Windows United branded soccer jerseys we can buy in support of the site, but it also sounds better than Windows One. 
  • Windows One! ;)
  • I prefer Windows One for two reasons: 1. Windows United has too many syllables (for people referencing in podcasts), also probably easier to type and 2. Windows One is in line with the Xbox One branding. Although not directly related, would be (presumably) less confusing to the reader.
  • One
  • Windows universe
  • I am waiting for windows mobile 10
  • You want your brand to sound Authoritative, rock solid, dependable. How about Windows 10 SP1? :)
  • Whoah! Neither. Horrible. Maybe flip that first one around and call it One Windows ? This would seem to fit the fact that MS are turning Windows into One Windows for everything. Windows One makes it sound like the name of an OS, and Windows United is just yuk. Domain names might be an issue with onewindows though, as com, net and org are all gone. .co is still available though. Failing all of the above, Windows Central. Why throw away the history of the site. Just tweak the name to reference the fact that there's no such thing as Windows Phone any more, and it's just Windows.
  • Good idea!!!
  • I was going to make the same suggestion. It looks like the domain is just owned by a squatter, so money is the only impediment to getting it.
  • Windows one is cool....lets stick with that.......
  • i bet its called windows 10 because it works on 10 different types of devices notice the screenshot below has 9 devices http://d35lb3dl296zwu.cloudfront.net/uploads/photo/image/18133/VRG_1062.jpg i bet the 10th device is a microsoft watch
  • Ok, and how is that relevant to a topic discussing the renaming of WPCentral?
  • lol ur a d-bag.. you must feel cool policing the wpcentral comments section
  • The first device is a tiny PC (Rasberry Pi), the next three are Windows Phone devices. So it's not really 10 different devices.
  • yeah i know, but it shows the flexiblity in phone sizes and computer hardware.. they said in the presentation that we would understand why it is called windows 10 later, so im just guessing
  • How about WinOne
  • United Windows
  • Windows Hall...? Well, Windows One is nice, anyway..
  • Windows One cos of ties with Xbox One, OneNote and OneDrive. Also, Windows United reminds me of Manchester United (who are a terrible football team...)
  • I liked the Windows Two idea posted by someone, but to make easy and better for the url and to have to meanings like "two or too" I would use Windows2, so it could be both Windows Two or Windows too :)   Maybe Windows2u?
  • I also like windows central as the new name
  • Windows Central, then Windows1.. My vote
  • Windows one or one Windows.
  • Windows One seems to be more aligned with Microsoft's One Drive, Xbox One and would reflect all of Windows at One major hub.
  • Windows ONE
  • One Windows (OW)   Windows Family  (WF)       i'll miss wpcentral in the end of each video!!
  • Windows Central would be better, I think. Both of the alternatives provided sound too much like existing brand names - Windows One (Xbox One, OneDrive), Windows United (various football teams, United Airlines; plus, sounds a little too cumbaja to me.. and a bit defensive to boot :P ).
  • Yeah! I see what you did there.
  • Windows One!!
  • I like Windows Central. It cuts the bull. Windows One doesn't stand for much.
  • Made me laugh!
  • I vote for windows central the other two options sound like official Microsoft groups, windows central still has a user created feel to it.
  • For both the unification of windows 10 across platforms and for the family of Windows users
  • Windows One Central
  • Windows Global Central (WGC) WindowsGO! or something like this will be cool
  • Windows one can be better than United. Looks simple. Though my suggestions are Windows Plus, Windows Up, WinDot, Windows Wall
  • "Windows Central" Keeps along the lines of the original website name for recognizability and it would be the Central place for all your Windows news.  Just my two cents.
  • OneWindows?
  • Windows one!
  • It should be Windows Central!! Please add option in voting
  • Windows One
  • I say Windows Art is better ;)
  • Windows Central. That's the best option. It continues the tradition of the site. It allows people who have heard of wpcentral to still be able to find the new site. And it fits. This will be the central site for all things windows. Don't pull a MS marketing flub and completely change things like they might have previously done. Sometimes the most obvious choice is the best.
  • Windows one dot com. Rolls off the tongue nicely enough. Windows United has a more amateur enthusiast vibe to my ears. That's a persona which doesn't really fit with WPCentral or Mobile Nations as they exist today (imo, of course).
  • Windows Central is better but Windows United would be a nice alternative, although there's really no need for a change.
  • As mentioned before, I belive Windows Central is more original and more obvious that you are the same people behind Windows Phone Central. Windows One sounds a forced product name, and Windows United sounds like a boring corporate site for an airline company. Keep it simple and original with Windows Central. :P
  • Why not something like Windows Press Central?  This way, you can keep the domain.
  • +1 for Windows Central
  • Windows United sounds good.
  • How is windows central boring. Its the right name that you should have.
  • Nokia
  • Windows one!!!!!!
  • Windows united sounds like football team.
  • Windows World...or something with a W for the second word. Definitely not Windows United. It doesn't flow of the lips smoothly
  • Windows One Central
  • Windows Zen (rhymes with 10...?)
  • 1. Windows Central / WinCentral 2. Windows One
  • Windows one
  • WindowsCentral
  • One Win maybe???
  • Windows Central....rolls off the tongue.
  • There is just something about those two names that don't work for me and I can't put a finger on it. How about you just drop the phone from the current name and go with Windows Central or even Microsoft Central.
  • Windows one
  • WindowsOne! Sounds cool :-)
  • Windows Universe?
  • Well, if forced to choose between Windows One and Windows United, I prefer the former.  WU sounds like a soccer team (Manchester?  Don't follow soccer obviously.). When I first saw the question my immediate reaction was Windows Central.  Not sure why that name was not a choice.    
  • I agree Windows Central would seem an obvious option; Windows One may cause trademark problems if MS go that way in the future.
  • Windows one is their thing, xbox one, etc etc. It should surely be "Onewindows"
  • Windows Obama Hussein Central.. the 3rd. That domain is currently available.   Also, some more suggesttions would be NotApple.com BetterThanApple.com ByeByeSteve.com NotATrendyLesbianDeviceWebsite.com Windows Central is by far the best. If not, then Windows One.
  • I vote for onewindows
  • Yeah, of the two windowsone.com is clearly better, but I don't like ether of them. WindowsCentral sounds so much better
  • I like the idea of One being in the name, but prefer One Windows to Windows One.
  • Windows One.
  • So did MS name this next OS Windows 10 because you guys squatted on the Windows One url?!?!   Seriously though, I think Windows Central belonged in the list of choices. There's symmetry with Android Central and it's connects with the WP Central roots. Not saying I like it better than Windows One necessarily, but seems like it belonged in the poll.   Also, seems like some "Microsoft" branded options would have been better since you'll be covering so many ecosystem related products and stroies like Xbox, MSN and Office. 
  • Also like Windows Central, but if not Windows One, certainly not united as it reminds me of a now crap football team in the UK.       Bob
  • I agree with everyone who is for Windows Central.  Better than the two choices.
  • Microne
  • Windows news. That's my creation
  • Windows One!
  • Windows One
  • WindowsAIO
  • I like Windows Central as well. You could also just leave it WPCentral, with WP standing for Windows Platform.
  • I like Windows United.    The reason I like it is that it signifies two things to me. First, it says that all Windows products are united... merged. Though "one" also says this.  Two, it says that we have a united community. Whether you're an XBOX fan, PC fan, Phone fan, or tablet fan... we all unite. Also, I fear that "One" may become outdated. Maybe if the new version of Windows was called Windows ONE like how the XBOX is called XBOX ONE, then that would have been cool. (though it would have been hard to get the domain name) If the "One" name were to be used, I'd actually like One Windows instead of Windows One.  
  • Windows central would be very nice... Windows one is much better than the patriotic and borning windows united....
  • Windows Central
  • Win* (pronounced-Winstar)
  • Windows United? (wtf!?) Windows one !
  • No contest. Windows United.
  • Windows central
  • steamy windows
  • Why not 1OS lol, that piss apple off. If not then ONE is good.
  • Windows united sounds like and airline
  • Windows Central also
  • Windows one.
  • I like WinCentral. Not a huge fan of Windows One but I like it more than Windows United.
  • How about a neither one option? I don't like either name. Should be Windows Central
  • Why not WindowsNow? It will always be relevant, doesn't sound like a product, you'll never have to change it not even when we'll have windows 27! "One" is very common already, Xbox One, HTC One etc..
  • www.windowsone.com but call it Windows One Nation
  • Windows One, had no problem with Windows central.
  • Windows pie
  • Why not "Windows Central"?
  • Windows X
  • Windows Central!
  • One!
  • One Windows!
  • Windows Portal Central Device Hub Styleeeeee;-)
  • Yuck to both. I'd like it if you went to something loosely related to Windows but catchy (kind of like The Verge or Polygon). How about something like "Start Key" or even just "Start"? Windows, WP & the Xbox controllers all have start buttons. *Shrug*
  • Windows100
  • Msc (Microsoft central)?
  • Windows one
  • Windowsone is good!
  • Go for windows central, logical choice
  • WINDOWS CENTRAL
  • Windows One between the two; but I kind of like Windows Nation, which I saw suggested here, as it is a bit more evocative of a fan site.
  • I vote for WindowsU or WindowsYOU or WIndows Central www.WC.com
  • Just make it Windows Central.... Windows One just doesn't seem to be right for a site like this (what does the One stand for??). Windows United sounds more like a Football (Soccer) team!
  • OneDrive, OneNote, etc.... OneWindows! B-)
  • I would definitely name the site WindowsOne.com but i would consider keeping the "central" part of the title because that is what makes the name so uniqe and distinctive.
  • Windows Central
  • Windows One
  • I'm not crazy about Windows One at all, so I suppose I'd go with Windows United if those are the only choices. I'd really prefer Windows Central though...
  • M.M or M.O.S
  • WindowsUnited.
  • How about win-dose.com #corny
  • Well, given the choices, I vote for Windows One
  • Honestly, I feel that a few more steps away from Windows will do good. I suggest MCentral (since MS Central may be a bad legal move), or even OneCentral. This is to honor the increase in your news scope.
  • I like Windows Central. It keeps part of your old branding and rolls of the tongue better than Windows One (can't get over the grammar - it just doesn't feel right) or Windows United (too many up and down sounds, not natural). Windows Central sounds good.
  • Windows central?
  • Or applesucks.com hahahaha
  • WindowsCentral.... I would prefer this name too.
  • Windows ∞
  • WinUtd.com :P
  • Windows One for me is great !!! Or Windows Central!!
  • According to The Free Dictionary, a synonym of United is Collective. So how about Windows Collective?   But out of the two options, Windows United (just using winunited.com, not windowsunited.com)
  • Drop "phone", keep "central". If not possible, go for WindowsOne.
  • WindowsNation
  • Don't like Windows One or United. Windows Central OR Windows User (if it's available windowsuser.com).
  • WindowsEXE
  • I don't like change. But if you have to change it I like windows central way more than the other 2
  • Windows one!
  • MSN Windows :P
  • Just live your life. The name doesn't matter to me, you guys do a great job with site in general, as long as you guys keep it up, the name is last of my worries.
  • not fair! "Something else" option was added after i voted :|
  • Windows One makes no sense, and Windows United sounds a bit embarrassing. I'd use Windows Central, or something different, like Windows Hub or Windows Focus.
  • Not a soccer fan. Windows One!
  • Onedows or w1ndows
  • I love Windows Central. Nothing is better than that....... If you are just looking for something new then go with Windows One
  • Windows Torial ;))))
  • I like just windows central, but I vote for windows one
  • I would go with "Windows X"
    "X" because u got the four parts (Desktops/Laptops, Tablets, Smartphones & Consoles) which meet each another in the center of all beings.
  • Windows Central
  • Windows Unlimited
  • Windows 2015
  • From the options provided my vote goes to Windows One. Windows United sounds too much like football/soccer team name.
  • Onedows
  • Windows Central
  • Windows Central!!!!
  • Just name it whatever year it comes out
  • I vote for iwindow's
  • How about... One Windows Central? OneWCentral.com?
  • Windows One
  • Windows World??
  • Windows Central
  • Windows Central, why complicate things when you can make them easier? Windows Central is a good continuity with existing name, only the shortcut needs remaking (WC is not good at all :D)
  • Windows WORLD
  • Windows Central by far. If not Windows One.
  • Windows live nations
  • Windows One
  • WindowsU (even shorter to say or to type) Stands for Windows_You or Windows_Us or even United
  • Windows Central Arena
  • Windows United!!!
  • I have to agreen with some of the other posters. Windows Central sounds like a perfect name. tieing in all platforms and giving us the option to chose which content to read about. I say put Windows Central on the voting list and see how it does.
  • Windows Central
  • Windows One conflicts with what was rumored name for Windows 10 and Microsoft's other branded products. It feels like you're trying to name grab at Microsoft branding identity. Almost like naming things iSomething **cough** iMore **cough** Windows United feels like it's trying to rally the troops which immediately comes across as defensive. Windows Central is best. Please go with this.
  • WindowsCentral is the best option or you can try WindowsTerminal.
    It sounds refreshing as well as invokes old memories.
  • I vote for
  • Windows central guys!
  • MOBILE NATIONS, THEN WINDOWS NATION WHAT DO U THINK GUYS?
  • Windows One
  • Windows X sounds nice. Though that would put you in a tight spot once the next iteration of the OS is released.
  • Windows One
  • Windows one
  • Awww. I liked saying WP central
  • Windows One United centrally under Jesus's America ....and dinosaurs.
  • Windows OPEN
  • Windows One until Microsoft get bored of the One branding and use something else. Should about a week away
  • Windows Xp (10/experience) :-)
  • Windows Central sound ok, it is only one word short from windows phone central, besides starting mid 2015 everything will be around Windows
  • MS1 OR. MS_ONE. OR variant
  • well I thought windows central before Daniels post..and still think windows central after..sounds good..
  • In seriousness Windows Central
  • Windows united sounds like ugly and windows one sounds weird considering that the os will be windows 10, I don't know if you get my point. I would prefer something like windows world. (Xbox, computer, phones, etc.) .
  • "Windows United"? What is it? Soccer Club of Windows? Pfff... You really need something else...
  • Hi. What a great day for us . I knew this name change was inevitable. I would prefer WINDOWS CENTRAL any day as it simply fits the bill no matter how obvious and boring it might sound. It just feels right. I request Daniel Rubinho and team to seriously consider WC. It seriously is a wise option. Meanwhile, Windows One is not bad either. Forget about Windows United.
  • Try these names if you don't like windows central: Windows Bar, Windows Corner, Windows Parlor, Windows Hangout, Windows Joint, Windows Club, The Windows Gang, Fools for Windows, Clean Your Windows... Anybody for WINDOWS JOINT?
  • Windows Authority :-P
  • I vote for WinOne www.winone.com
  • When I read the article...I immediately thought this was a no-brainer...it should just be "Windows Central".  Then I scanned the comments, while I'm not alone, it sounds like it's already decided against. Windows Central just makes sense as a title.  I understand what content I'm getting when I read that title and it remains an evolution of your current title that your readership is already familiar with. Windows One sounds like a tangible product (I didn't connect that name with a tech news site, maybe it's the fault of the previous Win10 name rumors) and Windows United sounds like an unathletic soccer team.  I cringed reading both of those. What if you flipped it?  "One Windows"  It almost then sounds like a street address (a "location" on the web, to visit for related windows news) and has the same feel I think your going with Windows One.  (we also have a precedent with the naming of OneDrive with similar connotations).  I'm not sold on that name myself...but no other ideas at the moment besides the obvious "Windows Central". (What's wrong with the obvious name that makes sense and everyone understands?  Don't we give MS enough grief for "overthinking" they're own naming schemes?)
  • Windows One FTW!
  • Windows central or win central for short :P
  • Something Else: WINDOWS CENTRAL
  • One Window
  • Windows One sounds to abstract. Coul it be associated in people's mind with One Drive? Windows United sounds way to square to me. Windows Central all the way. When it is not broken don't fixed it... If you look ahead in say 5-10 years time, when  the fact that the different platforms will have been just one, united ( indeed! :-) ) for that period of time and that it would be just a fait accomplie that there is only one os, the names Windows One and Windows United could sounds ancient. No need to state the obvious people might think. they are not time proof in my view. Mostly Windows United.  Again Windows Central sounds great!
  • It should begin with windows and end with central. Add either one or united :) I like central name
  • Windows One it still has number at the end. We're all completely know the number always keeps changing year after year in Microsoft ecosystem (and other giant companies) because of the new discovery in technology. And we want to change our apps name because of the main reason is 'Phone' I guess.
    Windows United sounds a bit better than the first one. But the term United is very familiar with The United States, we're not hate this word but our app is being used globally. So the name should be
    Windows Central as we are very familiar with the term Central for ages.
  • Windows universe seems perfect. It goes with Cortana as well
  • United
  • One Windows
  • Windows Central, simply. When I think "Windows Phone news" I see Windows Central.
  • how about TakeThatApple.com......Just kidding WINDOWS ONE  
  • Windows Cleaners
  • "OneWindows" "WindowsOneCentral"
  • Microsoft Central
  • Windows One for me, though to be honest I don't particularly love either. Windows Central might sound weird at first, but that's probably cause we're so used to the sound of Windows Phone Central. Both Windows One and United sound...generic. I do understand the reasoning behind them, but they just don't have any personality when compared to Central. This may also be because I'm used to seeing Central, but ah well.    
  • I think Microsoft Central, or MSCentral, as well. You cover more than just Windows, i.e. XBOX, Bing, MSN. Of the two you have up for a vote, Windows One hands down. That name already has buzz from the recent OS naming rumor mill. I just think it's too limiting in scope for what you actually cover.
  • I'd prefer something like WinCentral or MSCentral (to allow the Xbox tie-in). Maybe WinXCentral. WindowsVerse...? I dunno. Who cares, really! In the end, so long as we continue to get the great content and snappy color scheme, I'm happy!
  • Windows One..... It makes sense as now it is "one windows for all"
  • The syllabic rhythm of Windows Central is not right. Both Windows One and Windows United are better. I also like Windows Universe... because that's realm what this place is.
  • Windows hub will be good because your site covers all news related to phone, pc ....
    But if u want to choose between windows one & windows united then i will vote for windows one
  • Windows United sounds like a football club. I like the suggestion from further up - Windows Central. It says it all; the place to come for everything Windows. It also keeps with the continuity of the site's history.
  • How about you just keep it the way it is, and change the "p" to platform?
  • Windows Insider Central wicentral.com or Microsoft Insider Central micentral.com
  • Windows One sounds good, simple and short, but it would be written as Windows 1 by many, which is like a retarded Windows 10. Why don't we call it ONE WINDOWS.
  • Windows central
  • It's funny how the majority of your readers in these comments prefer WINDOWS CENTRAL.  But you think it's boring.  Windows One sounds more like a product name than a blog name.  So I guess Windows United is my vote, but I'd prefer Windows Central.
  • Why not just Windows Central?
  • Just "Windows", it is future proof, it covers the whole ecosystem, and it is simple
  • Any name Doesn't matter
  • Windows Central sounds great. Is not dull and boring at all.
  • Windows one
  • I think Windows Central would be best
  • MSN United
  • Windows Central
  • Windows Unus
  • Those names are a bit uninspired. I'm not going to pretend to be a branding expert, so I don't have a suggestion. Perhaps hire a linguist or someone familiar with this kind of thing.
  • Just drop the "Phone" and become Windows Central. Because you guys are THE go-to place for anything MS.
  • OWcentral.com
  • Just Windows central
  • Windows One
  • Why not www.windowsnation.com?
    Sounds great to me and also feels more home to mobilenation. Btw ignore my English capabilities.
  • One Windows is better!
  • Xdoes or winbox, Windows ONE central, blue screen central.
  • MSOne....  avoids the trademark disputes!
  • I voted for Windows One, but I'd actually prefer One Windows.
  • Neither one sounds "right". Why not Windows Central...? United sounds like a soccer team (juck). And this is Windows 1...
  • Windows More. Windows Central. Winberry. Windows Nations.
  • Windows One works since you are including Xbox One coverage as well.
  • I didn't scroll through all of the comments but I vote for: OneWindows
  • How about WinDizzy :P I'm just yanking your chain.
  • One
  • Windows One
  • Windows 1
  • What about Windows Central?
  • Windows United...so these people crying when you report on different facets of the ecosystem will stop acting surprised.
  • Don't change the name at all! Posted via the Windows Phone Central App for Android
  • Windows One is much better in my opinion. It is shorter, it sounds better and it refers to the One-strategy of Microsoft. Windows United just sounds like a huge nope, it is too 'harmonious', like "in the end they united and they lived a long and happy life."
  • Windows One sounds like an actual Microsoft brand - a bit bland, and there's the outside possibility that MS might use it down the road for a product or service, so that could get a bit confused. Windows United sounds better to me, but it kind of references the unification that's going on right now with W10 - 2 or three years from now the novelty may have worn off. Personally I prefer just Windows Central, or maybe Windows Nation if you want to spice it up a bit more.  Or if you wanna riff on Crackberry.com, how about Crystal MSFT? 
  • Or how about WindowsPowerUser ;-)
  • I think one windows would be ideal. Because its "ONE" OS for "ALL" devices. onewindows.com for everything windows.
  • Windows One!
  • Windows central!
  • Microsoft Central
  • Windows Central. It just sounds right and it makes sense
  • How about "Everything Windows"?
  • Windows Central would be the obvious choice but the abbreviation WC means "Water Closet", commonly known as... the toilet. So no, I won't be saying "Yeah, I read that on WC yesterday..." :)
  • Haha, now that you put it like that... what about Metro Central? Given MS got the UI design and typography from Metro Signs :p, I've got other names in mind but none are any good and don't really convey what the site is about. Plus I'm not too keen on Microsoft Central, it sounds like a fanboy blog lol.
  • Anyone catch the result of last night's Sheffield Wednesday - Windows United game?
  • Windows X-X represents crossroads and the site will be a crossroad of Windows and Xbox information.
  • Windows United is too lame. Sounds like a football club! Windows One is ok but come on you can do better than that. I think I would prefer Windows Central!
  • Windows Central!
  • Windows one
  • Windows one, the other sounds like a football team
  • Windows Central Nation
  • Windowscentral.com
  • I like Windows Central.  Keep a little of your past.
  • just name it WINDOWSCENTRAL
  • Listen to the Italian style folks... WindowsPlace is the name! :)
  • Windows Central
  • ABW (All About Windows)
  • Taken but not being used: http://mscentral.com/ or http://mswcentral.com/  
  • Our Windows...
  • Windows Home
    Windows All
    All Windows
    Everything Windows
    Windows Hub
    Windows News
    Windows Gate
    Windows Clan
    Windows Sect
    Windows Cult
    Windows Followers
    Windows Troops
    Windows Sphere
    Windows Union
    Windows Feed
    Windows Report
  • Windows one defo, other sounds like a football team
  • How about just Windows Central? Unless its already taken.
  • Windows unified
  • Not keen on either of those names, too obvious and nothing compelling about them. Since this will be a place for all things Windows i'd prefer something like Windows Nexus/Converge/Alignment.
  • Windows Nexus has a nice ring to it :).
  • OUR WINDOWS
  • Well, windows one is good. But I suggest Wisdoms Source. This app I in a million.
  • Simple "windows central"
  • I like Windows United best. Has more of a "community" ring to it.
  • Windows hub will be good because your website covers all news about pc, phone, Xbox, so windows hub is good
    But if u want me to select only between windows one and windows united the i will vote for windows one
  • Windows One, anything with one in the title is too close to other Microsoft products, even Windows 1.0. Windows United sounds like a football team so that's a big no no!
    You could keep wpcentral.com, the P for Platform!
  • Windows Central is good too.
  • My vote: windows-central.com, It still gives a familiar name, and conveys the entire meaning!
  • Windows Tentral
  • i like wpcentral, but since we are uniting all the platforms, we can go with WindowsCentral....   How does that sound?
  • Windows one
  • Windows Central
  • Windows One.
  • Windows Central ftw!
  • Don't like either of the suggested names. One Windows or Windows Central please as commented by many earlier.
  • Windows central