We’ll wait while you click these links — Xbox720.com and PlayStation4.com — to see that they do indeed redirect to random technology-news pages. We’ll even wait a little longer as you open a new tab, type both of those addresses in and see that we weren’t lying, and they really do redirect to unofficial sites. Now we’ll take a few seconds to get over the fact that you didn’t trust us. Without trust there is no love; remember that.
Yesterday Xbox720.com redirected to the US PlayStation website, but it appears the domain owner has used the attention gained from that to open his own blog, Fusible reports. Xbox720.com now redirects to a tech-news aggregation site and was previously monetized via Google’s Adsense program; before that it hosted random sites dating back to 2006 at least. In November 2011, the site was registered to Jeremiah Germany, but that information is now protected through Whois Privacy.
PlayStation4.com redirects to a PlayStation news and cheat site.
It appears the redirections aren’t as vindictive as the ModernWarfare3.com debacle, in which a Battlefield fan used the domain to convert Call of Duty players to his shooter of choice. We don’t even know what the next Xbox will be called — considering the first Xbox wasn’t called “180,” it’s not set in stone that the third iteration will follow in the 360′s footsteps. However, Microsoft’s Xbox360.com redirects to the main Xbox site, and Sony’s PlayStation3.com heads to the US PlayStation page, so it follows that they would want similar sites to do the same.
Debunk: Xbox720.com, Playstation4.com aren’t owned by Microsoft, Sony originally appeared on Joystiq on Fri, 24 Feb 2012 18:45:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.