If you’ve recently visited Bing by typing http://www.live.com into the address bar, you would’ve noticed the following notice across the top of the page:
When Bing first launched, this Q&A post over at the Bing & adCenter Community told us the following:
Q: What will happen to Live.com?
A: The Live.com URL will redirect to Bing.com for 45 days after launch. After this period it becomes the front door for all Live services including Office Live and Windows Live.
It’s now way past 45 days since Bing first launched in June, and this is the first sign indicating that Live.com will no longer redirect to Bing. After all, Microsoft should make good use of the easy-to-remember domain name for their “Live” offerings (did we mention Start.com too?). The question is, what will take the place for Live.com? Possible candidates are:
- Windows Live Home (currently at http://home.live.com)
- The good old Windows Live Personalized Experience (currently at http://my.live.com)
- The current marketing website for Windows Live (currently at http://www.windowslive.com/Explore)
- A brand new homepage linking to both Windows Live and Office Live?
Which one do you think will take the place of Live.com? And most important of all, what would you want to be placed there?