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Delicious-Apple
Mar 25, 2008, 06:50 AM
Let the speculation begin! It appears Apple has registered the domain www.ipodair.com and it is redirecting to their site now.

A similar domain was registered for the MacBook Air before release :)

http://www.9to5mac.com/iPod-air-ipodair-3546765386

http://macworld.co.uk/ipod-itunes/news/index.cfm?newsid=20793



xUKHCx
Mar 25, 2008, 06:56 AM
A similar domain was registered for the MacBook Air before release :)

And if I remember correctly was actually registered by MacRumors, see here (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=424219)


The MacBookAir.com (http://www.macbookair.com/) domain is now in the hands of Apple. MacRumors.com had registered it (http://www.macrumors.com/2008/01/14/macbookair-com-clarification/) ahead of Macworld in anticipation of the MacBook Air release. As promised, we handed it over to Apple when asked. However, this does demonstrate that Apple does not necessarily register domains of upcoming products even when they are freely available. Curiously, our MacBookAir.com domain registration actually triggered (http://www.macrumors.com/2008/01/14/macbook-air-domain-names/) a number of actual MacBookAir domain registrations by Apple.


So perhaps apple has learnt from previous examples to register the domain first.

Delicious-Apple
Mar 25, 2008, 06:57 AM
And if I remember correctly was actually registered by MacRumors, see here (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=424219)



So perhaps apple has learnt from previous examples to register the domain first.

Minor detail but.... Good point ;) LOL

JG271
Mar 25, 2008, 07:00 AM
Perhaps also because iPod is their brand name, and they want to preserve that.
Interesting though.

Delicious-Apple
Mar 25, 2008, 07:14 AM
Perhaps also because iPod is their brand name, and they want to preserve that.
Interesting though.

I agree, it could be a simple security move. But Apple have been very public with their plans to create the first 'Mainstream WiFi Mobile Platform' starting with the iPod Touch. It is indeed interesting. :)

Phil A.
Mar 25, 2008, 07:24 AM
The domain was registered on 15th January this year to a guy in Colorado. Don't think it's an apple registered domain so this is a bit of a non-story...

Delicious-Apple
Mar 25, 2008, 07:30 AM
The domain was registered on 15th January this year to a guy in Colorado. Don't think it's an apple registered domain so this is a bit of a non-story...

You are absolutely right! It's the same as before except this hasn't been transferred to Apple (yet). Some random person has purchased the domain and forwarded it to Apples site.

Time to go to back to bed! This looks like a non story, I'll ask the mods to lock/delete the thread :(

INXS
Apr 4, 2008, 06:33 PM
I was observing this blog.. and see a different whois registant.

WHOIS
Registrant:
Domains by Proxy, Inc.
DomainsByProxy.com
15111 N. Hayden Rd., Ste 160, PMB 353
Scottsdale, Arizona 85260
United States

So I wonder if Apple put pressure on the Owner or maybe Apple really has something up it's sleeve. Also they may had contacted the owner and stated that the URL will need to point to Apple until it's properly transferred.

karenflower
Apr 4, 2008, 07:29 PM
Oooohh. . I predict an iPod with radio functionality! Maybe even satellite! :D:apple:

TravisReynolds
Apr 4, 2008, 07:34 PM
There is no way we are going to get an iPod air, that just does not sound like a good name. Apple wouldn't call it an iPod air

karenflower
Apr 4, 2008, 07:36 PM
There is no way we are going to get an iPod air, that just does not sound like a good name. Apple wouldn't call it an iPod air

Hey, that's what nearly everyone was saying before the Macbook Air was released. . ;)

kwood
Apr 4, 2008, 08:42 PM
Well they could call it iPod air if they removed a USB port, Ethernet, and optical drive... wait... never mind.

Eric Lewis
Apr 4, 2008, 08:42 PM
Sneek peak at the iPod AD..but its super small

http://ast.amazonaws.com/?Action=Redirect&AWSAccessKeyId=1VZRP41HXVMCB79H09G2&Signature=bY0JlYEQa%2F5ozntrszkZIT20eqM%3D&Timestamp=2008-04-05T01:40:40.000Z&Url=ipodair.com&Size=Large&DefaultImage=http://www.whois.ws/include/images/pixel.gif

sam10685
Apr 5, 2008, 03:39 AM
Perhaps also because iPod is their brand name, and they want to preserve that.
Interesting though.

I just registered ipodwater.com incase they decide to go that way.

INXS
Apr 5, 2008, 11:03 AM
Hey, that's what nearly everyone was saying before the Macbook Air was released. . ;)

I agree with karenflower,

Everyone said that Macbookair was just plain stupid and Apple would never name one of it's products that, and it did happen. I wouldn't count out the name iPodair.. it just sounds too right espesially from the words of Apple's CFO.

from Apple CFO:

“We view the iPod market as bigger than the market for simple music players,” said Peter Oppenheimer, Apple’s chief financial officer. “We believe one of the iPod’s future directions is to become the first mainstream Wi-Fi mobile platform.”

Makes sense to name a device that combines Wi-Fi technology and the iPod brand right from the CFO about the iPods future..

So the iPod Air looks like a good name for that type of product.

JML42691
Apr 5, 2008, 11:11 AM
All I can think is that "Air" is going to be the new name that Apple uses instead of nano/mini ect. But this is pretty far ahead of when Apple would be releasing the iPods (usually September), I guess that they are probably going ahead with this name for a new iPod.

avigalante
Apr 7, 2008, 02:21 AM
Very good find.

Food for thought:
Maybe the 'iPod Air' or whatever is the rumored tablet?

INXS
Apr 7, 2008, 07:57 AM
The 7th Gen iPod (The new Apple Tablet Mobile Wi-Fi ?)

The iPod Air name? now that everyone is now becoming acclimated with the " Air " moniker.. maybe the future holds a branding by Apple with the " Air " name following the iPod, thus iPod Air.

Several Months ago...
Quotes regarding the Macbook Air name (MacRumors):
Thread:
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=413381&page=11

" Now I read messages on how MacBook and MacBook Pro name are "timeless" and such, but MacBook Air name is lame. And the little sheep goes "baaaa, baaaa, baaa" all day long."


"MacBook Air would indeed be a ridiculous name... forgivable only if this machine actually replaces the battery with a built-in compressed air energy storage tank (and microturbine generator). "

"I really doubt it would be called Macbook Air, because the domain name was JUST registered yesterday. I don't think Apple would be so dumb as to not pre-register the domain name, even if they did it anonymously."

Hmmm this sounds all too familiar... doesn't it?
Maybe Apple has learned to register the name and/ or aquire it before product release. Albeit it's is easy to create a sub-domain i.e., www.Apple.com/ipodair , thus direct users from the homepage to sub-pages.


Does the iPod Air name still sound ridiculous? Sure sounds like it's becoming a solid possibility/reality..I would'nt count it out so fast. In the Fall of 08 we may all be hailing this new iPod Air (Mobile Tablet PC.)

Regarding,
URL iPodair.com (http://ipodair.com)
Some are saying that the domain iPodair.com is cybersquatting by some random individual. I think not because the user is NOT gaining any revenue from such actions by forwarding it to Apple.com/store etc. The true act of cybersquatting, technically speaking is earning revenue from it's own respective website to gain revenue from a copyrighted name/image. So this theory is negated.