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MacRumors
Jun 9, 2011, 09:21 AM
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Dot Weekly posts a list (http://www.dotweekly.com/apple-inc-picks-up-50-new-domain-names) (via TechCrunch (http://techcrunch.com/2011/06/09/apple-registered-close-to-50-product-domain-names-on-wwdc-day/)) of fifty new domain names registered by Apple on Monday in association with its announcements made at its WWDC keynote. While none of them appear to be a surprise given the features and products announced at the event, the list does provide an interesting glimpse at how Apple is locking up web references to its products.airplaymirroring.com, appleairplaymirroring.com, appledocumentsinthecloud.com, applegestures.com, appleicloudphotos.com, appleicloudphotostream.com, appleimessage.com, appleimessaging.com, appleiosv.com, appleitunesinthecloud.com, appleitunesmatch.com, applelaunchpad.com, applemailconversationview.com, applepcfree.com, applephotostream.com, appleversions.com, conversationview.com, icloudstorageapi.com, icloudstorageapi.com, icloudstorageapis.com, icloudstorageapis.com, ios5newsstand.com, ios5pcfree.com, ipaddocumentsinthecloud.com, ipadimessage.com, ipadpcfree.com, iphonedocumentsinthecloud.com, iphoneimessage.com, iphonepcfree.com, itunesinthecloud.com, itunesmatching.com, macairdrop.com, macgestures.com, macmailconversationview.com, macosxlionairdrop.com, macosxlionlaunchpad.com, macosxlionmissioncontrol.com, macosxlionresume.com, macosxlionversions.com, macosxversions.com, mailconversationview.com, osxlionairdrop.com, osxlionconversationview.com, osxliongestures.com, osxlionlaunchpad.com, osxlionresume.com, osxlionversions.com, osxresume.com, pcfreeipad.com, pcfreeiphone.comThe new registrations are of course accompanied by icloud.com, which Apple acquired (http://www.macrumors.com/2011/04/28/apple-purchases-icloud-com-for-4-5-million/) from Swedish company Xcerion as that firm rebranded its cloud services as CloudMe. Apple apparently also acquired icloud.org (http://www.icloud.org) from Xcerion as part of that deal, although that domain continues to redirect to Xcerion's CloudMe services instead of Apple's iCloud pages.

Article Link: Apple Registers 50 New Domain Names Associated With WWDC Announcements (http://www.macrumors.com/2011/06/09/apple-registers-50-new-domain-names-associated-with-wwdc-announcements/)



DennisVR
Jun 9, 2011, 09:23 AM
Quickly! they missed appleinthecloud.com

klamse25
Jun 9, 2011, 09:25 AM
Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8J2 Safari/6533.18.5)

I find this pretty hilarious :D

Roessnakhan
Jun 9, 2011, 09:26 AM
Quickly! they missed appleinthecloud.com

With diamonds!

iphonesarecool
Jun 9, 2011, 09:27 AM
A long list :cool:

MacBoobsPro
Jun 9, 2011, 09:28 AM
I've just registered them all but with .co.uk on the end.

NebulaClash
Jun 9, 2011, 09:29 AM
They missed www.weareapple-allyourbasearebelongtous.com

iphonesarecool
Jun 9, 2011, 09:29 AM
icloud.com now re directs to http://www.apple.com/icloud/

drewisanapple
Jun 9, 2011, 09:30 AM
Like the idea of this for protecting your stuff.

The fact a majority of these won't be used as a separate website, just redirections, show how much Apple feels people will try to take their products and change and put out false info on.

striderida1
Jun 9, 2011, 09:33 AM
but no icl0ud.com?!

bigjohn
Jun 9, 2011, 09:34 AM
i don't know why you'd ever feel you need macmailconversationview.com but whatever

drewisanapple
Jun 9, 2011, 09:36 AM
but no icl0ud.com?!

Already owned. By :apple:

talkingfuture
Jun 9, 2011, 09:38 AM
Wow, someone has been very busy.

BeyondtheTech
Jun 9, 2011, 09:38 AM
Anyone who actually goes to site named osxlionconversationview.com looking for Apple stuff deserves to have the MacDefender trojan on their machine.

*LTD*
Jun 9, 2011, 09:41 AM
Protect the brand, Apple. It has to be done.

striderida1
Jun 9, 2011, 09:45 AM
Already owned. By :apple:

I dont think sooooooo... icloud.com is, not icl0ud.com by the looks of it ;)

Thex1138
Jun 9, 2011, 09:46 AM
Icluod.com
;)

Mike84
Jun 9, 2011, 09:47 AM
Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8J2 Safari/6533.18.5)

I've just registered them all but with .co.uk on the end.

Good job. What you just did is called cybersquatting. Good luck getting a penny out of Apple.

fishmoose
Jun 9, 2011, 09:48 AM
Damn, I really wanted conversationview.com knew I should have bought it last Sunday...

Tha Professor
Jun 9, 2011, 09:49 AM
Anyone who actually goes to site named osxlionconversationview.com looking for Apple stuff deserves to have the MacDefender trojan on their machine.

I completely agree! Hilarious!

ny3ranger
Jun 9, 2011, 09:51 AM
Learned its lesson paying 4.5 million for iCloud.

Image (http://www.macrumors.com/2011/06/09/apple-registers-50-new-domain-names-associated-with-wwdc-announcements/)


Image (http://cdn.macrumors.com/article-new/2011/06/icloud_icon_text.jpg)

Dot Weekly posts a list (http://www.dotweekly.com/apple-inc-picks-up-50-new-domain-names) (via TechCrunch (http://techcrunch.com/2011/06/09/apple-registered-close-to-50-product-domain-names-on-wwdc-day/)) of fifty new domain names registered by Apple on Monday in association with its announcements made at its WWDC keynote. While none of them appear to be a surprise given the features and products announced at the event, the list does provide an interesting glimpse at how Apple is locking up web references to its products.The new registrations are of course accompanied by icloud.com, which Apple acquired (http://www.macrumors.com/2011/04/28/apple-purchases-icloud-com-for-4-5-million/) from Swedish company Xcerion as that firm rebranded its cloud services as CloudMe. Apple apparently also acquired icloud.org (http://www.icloud.org) from Xcerion as part of that deal, although that domain continues to redirect to Xcerion's CloudMe services instead of Apple's iCloud pages.

Article Link: Apple Registers 50 New Domain Names Associated With WWDC Announcements (http://www.macrumors.com/2011/06/09/apple-registers-50-new-domain-names-associated-with-wwdc-announcements/)

ChazUK
Jun 9, 2011, 09:55 AM
Quickly! they missed appleinthecloud.com

And http://androidnotificationsystem.com! :p

I should follow this up with ofcourseimjoking.com before flame is applied to me.

room237
Jun 9, 2011, 09:57 AM
macappleicloudmacmacmacipadiphoneapplemac.com

bdkennedy1
Jun 9, 2011, 10:09 AM
That's ridiculous. They forgot icloudonmacosxlion.com.

maclaptop
Jun 9, 2011, 10:21 AM
It may turn out to be iClod.com if past history is an indicator.

Northgrove
Jun 9, 2011, 10:26 AM
And here I was thinking of building my career on iphonedocumentsinthecloud.com.

Schizoid
Jun 9, 2011, 10:33 AM
They also registered...

ironlionzyon.com
icloudyday.com
itsbetterthanmobileme.com
circularbuildings.com
ihoop.com
demoteyourmac.net
nomoreinstallcds.org

reactions
Jun 9, 2011, 10:48 AM
Icloudpenor.com is still available if anyone is interested

ratzzo
Jun 9, 2011, 10:50 AM
Seems like someone in Apple wanted to cover their domains ;). I would personally never even think of entering these pages though. If anything, apple.com/icloud, or icloud.com, or apple, maybe google. The best was macmailconversationview.com, lol

fanspeed
Jun 9, 2011, 10:59 AM
what about "head in the clouds"

Sackvillenb
Jun 9, 2011, 11:07 AM
This is quite amusing... the range and diversity of domains registered is pretty funny... but also offers some insights into what Apple is trying to do...

autrefois
Jun 9, 2011, 11:16 AM
I'm surprised that

thenwhythe#%$&doesntitdothat.com

didn't make the cut. Unless Steve is buying it as his personal domain!

But seriously, I guess if you're as rich as Apple, you can buy up as many domain names as you want, no matter how unlikely someone will be to actually use them.

Btw, ipadpcfree.com as well as the term PC Free come dangerously close to Apple breaking its own promotional guidelines (http://fortunebrainstormtech.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/apple_3pp_guidelines_1-1-11.pdf). :p

The use of "free" as a modifier in any Apple product reference in a prominent manner (headlines, call-outs, etc.) is prohibited.

i.mac
Jun 9, 2011, 11:31 AM
What company does apple use to register domain names? What about macrumors? What company do they use for their domain names?

What is a good company to register new domain names?

How do you go about setting a web page with your newly acquired domain name? Will apple icloud be able to host web pages?

I've done searches, but I do not know what is legitimate out there for a good price...

Dwalls90
Jun 9, 2011, 11:32 AM
Think about it ... they can integrate at least (some) iCloud services on non Apple devices and computers this way ... Create a link/bookmark like you do on your iPhone and there ya go.

CousinCocaine
Jun 9, 2011, 11:32 AM
double entry: icloudstorageapi.com

Xenc
Jun 9, 2011, 11:32 AM
How did they afford to buy all of these domains?!

deannnnn
Jun 9, 2011, 11:33 AM
Won't be long until they figure out a way to buy every domain combination possible that includes the word "apple."

pmz
Jun 9, 2011, 11:33 AM
Really disagree with the domain seizure and squatting.

Its the same as buying up valuable property just so others cannot use it. Wasteful, and anti-competitive.

Themaeds
Jun 9, 2011, 11:43 AM
How did they afford to buy all of these domains?!

$7.99.....GODaddy.com

zeemeerman2
Jun 9, 2011, 12:03 PM
Owned by Apple:
appstore.com


Owned by someone else:
app.com
apps.com
osx.com
macbook.com
launchpad.com
androidvsios.com
macrumors.com

Free:
iphonecloud.com
iversions.com
fn-f3.com (good domain for a site about launchpad or exposť)
f3launchpad.com

Laird Knox
Jun 9, 2011, 12:06 PM
Anyone who actually goes to site named osxlionconversationview.com looking for Apple stuff deserves to have the MacDefender trojan on their machine.

Depending on how they structure things it might come up in a search. Just covering their bases.

irwcll94
Jun 9, 2011, 12:16 PM
How did they afford to buy all of these domains?!

That cost only about $12 each... They would essentially buy out every non used domain name up to like 7 characters if they wanted to.

AFPoster
Jun 9, 2011, 12:34 PM
I've just registered them all but with .co.uk on the end.

You're a genius I should have done this and thought of all these urls you they just came out with, can we say $$ when they would want them!

bperrella
Jun 9, 2011, 12:38 PM
Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_2_8 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8E401 Safari/6533.18.5)

By buying all of these domains they also minimize risk of phishing attempts... The farther the domain name is from the actual product more people will notice the fake domain. Taking away available domains that sound legitimate makes sense if looked at from this perspective.

Tiger8
Jun 9, 2011, 12:56 PM
btw google has THOUSANDS of misspelled/ long word domains all redirect to google.com. With domain names as cheap as $5 a year for bulk registration, I don't see why not.

Tiger8
Jun 9, 2011, 12:58 PM
What company does apple use to register domain names? What about macrumors? What company do they use for their domain names?

What is a good company to register new domain names?

How do you go about setting a web page with your newly acquired domain name? Will apple icloud be able to host web pages?

I've done searches, but I do not know what is legitimate out there for a good price...

godaddy.com is straightforward and cheap. $8 or so for a .com I think

ranReloaded
Jun 9, 2011, 01:00 PM
Quick, I must think of some iSomething.com so I can make a quick buck when Steve knocks at my door!! :eek:

cburton
Jun 9, 2011, 01:24 PM
Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8J2 Safari/6533.18.5)

Slow rumor day I guess ... wish we'd hear more about new Airs!

dalexa
Jun 9, 2011, 01:38 PM
i wonder if iLiner is free... :D

vaderhater245
Jun 9, 2011, 01:44 PM
i just picked up a few that Apple might want in the future...

silentnite
Jun 9, 2011, 01:53 PM
Mean while everyone else is sitting idle while they do it. Later they'll all come out of the wood works claiming file. You snooze you lose is what I say.:D

samcraig
Jun 9, 2011, 02:08 PM
they didn't register iOverkill either

space1nvaders
Jun 9, 2011, 02:38 PM
Notice how Apple has no interest in any other TLD extension other than .com - not even .me.

baryon
Jun 9, 2011, 02:45 PM
They missed "macosxlionforthirtydollarsavailablethisjulyonlyfromthemacappstore.com"!

But I think they only buy these domain names to prevent other people from using them.

mrmattmarks
Jun 9, 2011, 02:54 PM
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sigamy
Jun 9, 2011, 02:59 PM
So, we've found the revenue model Apple is going to use to pay for iCloud. They'll stick some Adsense on each one of those pages and watch the pennies come rolling in...

;)

mrmattmarks
Jun 9, 2011, 03:02 PM
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crypticlineage
Jun 9, 2011, 04:42 PM
These are all terrible names. I can't believe apple actually cares about such ****** domains which make no sense at all.

MrSmith
Jun 9, 2011, 06:29 PM
I wonder if any horses' heads were involved...

macrumorswhy
Jun 9, 2011, 06:54 PM
They missed itunesmatch.com

AppleScruff1
Jun 9, 2011, 10:04 PM
Too bad they couldn't just take over the net and every site would be Apple related.

Doctor Q
Jun 10, 2011, 01:36 PM
GoDaddy is pushing the .co domain (formerly for Columbia) for general use. Shouldn't Apple register all those versions too? :cool:

caspersoong
Jun 11, 2011, 07:28 PM
I wonder how much this costs.

kiljoy616
Aug 5, 2011, 09:39 PM
Quickly! they missed appleinthecloud.com

Don't forget Appleofmyheart.com

kiljoy616
Aug 5, 2011, 09:39 PM
I wonder how much this costs.

considering how much they have, pennies.

kiljoy616
Aug 5, 2011, 09:40 PM
These are all terrible names. I can't believe apple actually cares about such ****** domains which make no sense at all.

Apple no, steve yes.