Updated: Microsoft announces new phone-Web syncing service

Update 1: SeattlePi reports that Microsoft has said that it would release a new service that would sync information on a user's cell phone, like contacts, text messages, and photos with a password-protected Web site. However, the url reported by Engadget now redirects here

Update 2: Microsoft's official response here

Engadget earlier reported that Microsoft's SkyBox beta sign-up site was up and running (for some time) in preparation for a Mobile World Congress. Microsoft has been working on products codenamed SkyBox, SkyLine and SkyMarket, which we revealed as the answer to Apple's MobileMe.

Here is the screenshot of what Engadget saw

The above screenshot shows that its not called - SkyBox - but - Microsoft MyPhone beta

The SkyBox website Engadget reports is - www.getskybox.com

I went ahead and did a whois lookup for the domain and guess what I found
Domain Name.......... getskybox.com
Creation Date........ 2008-10-09
Registration Date.... 2008-10-09
Expiry Date.......... 2009-10-09
Organisation Name.... David Chen
Organisation Address. 15600 NE 8TH ST
Organisation Address.
Organisation Address. BELLEVUE
Organisation Address. 98008
Organisation Address. WA
Organisation Address. UNITED STATES

Admin Name........... David Chen
Admin Address........ 15600 NE 8TH ST
Admin Address........
Admin Address........ BELLEVUE
Admin Address........ 98008
Admin Address........ WA
Admin Address........ UNITED STATES
Admin Email..........
Admin Phone.......... +1.4257037985
Admin Fax............

Tech Name............ YahooDomains TechContact
Tech Address......... 701 First Ave.
Tech Address.........
Tech Address......... Sunnyvale
Tech Address......... 94089
Tech Address......... CA
Tech Address......... UNITED STATES
Tech Email...........
Tech Phone........... +1.6198813096
Tech Fax.............
Name Server.......... yns1.yahoo.com
Name Server.......... yns2.yahoo.com

Yep, the domain seems to be registered to Yahoo!

But, at the same time, doing a whois lookup for the domain - www.getskybox.net

Registrant:
Domain Administrator
Microsoft Corporation
One Microsoft Way
Redmond WA 98052
US
+1.4258828080 Fax: +1.4259367329

Domain Name: getskybox.net

Registrar Name: Markmonitor.com
Registrar Whois: whois.markmonitor.com
Registrar Homepage: http://www.markmonitor.com

Administrative Contact:
Domain Administrator
Microsoft Corporation
One Microsoft Way
Redmond WA 98052
US
+1.4258828080 Fax: +1.4259367329
Technical Contact, Zone Contact:
MSN Hostmaster
Microsoft Corporation
One Microsoft Way
Redmond WA 98052
US
+1.4258828080 Fax: +1.4259367329

Created on..............: 2008-10-14.
Expires on..............: 2010-10-14.
Record last updated on..: 2009-01-21.

Domain servers in listed order:

ns1.msft.net
ns3.msft.net
ns5.msft.net
ns2.msft.net
ns4.msft.net

So, even if Engadget did see the SkyBox website live, it should have been www.getskybox.net and not www.getskybox.com, unless (may be) Yahoo! made a spoof of Microsoft's SkyBox!

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