Apple Gains Control of iCloudiPhone.com Domain Name

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    Reports of a low-cost, low-capacity iPhone relying primarily on iCloud for storage have been circulating for quite some time, with some dubbing the rumored device the "iCloud iPhone".

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    MacRumors has discovered that Apple has now gained control of the iCloudiPhone.com domain name, potentially fueling speculation of such a device. The pairing is generic enough, however, that Apple may simply be interested in protecting the domain as it applies to iCloud services across all iPhone models and as a desire to prevent others from utilizing the domain to benefit from associations with Apple's products.

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    The iCloudiPhone.com domain name was apparently registered by an unknown party back on April 29th, the same day that Apple's purchase of iCloud.com was confirmed. The party registered the domain anonymously under Go Daddy and Domains by Proxy, while Apple uses brand management firm MarkMonitor when it wishes to preserve its anonymity for such purposes. Apple gained control of iCloudiPhone.com about two weeks ago, with the WHOIS record being updated to point to Apple on September 14th.

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    I would never use one of these...
    An iCloud iPhone.
     
  3. macrumors 68020

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    Use one of what? o_O
     
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    Wonder how much they paid the lucky people who guessed a crappy domain name that Apple wanted.
     
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    I didn’t think they’d need to if they could prove they were squatting on an association?
     
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    Quick! Someone take iphoneicloud.com! :p
     
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  8. macrumors regular

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    Yeah, this is a pretty open-and-shut case of squatting. Apple gaining possession says nothing about their product plans; all it means is Apple is proactive about defending its trademarks … which we already knew.
     
  9. macrumors 6502a

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    icloudiphone doesn't sound like their type of domain name. I could be wrong. I would expect something cooler. I can't however think of anything cooler xD
     
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    icloudiphonenano :cool:
     
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