Apple Takes Possession of and Domain Names

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  1. macrumors bot



    According to Fusible, Apple has finally taken possession of the domain names and, forwarding those addresses to the company's iPhone pages. Whois listings for the new domains now point to Apple as the owner, with brand protection firm MarkMonitor appearing as the registrar as is customary for Apple's domains.


    Apple last month took control of just ahead of its Worldwide Developers Conference keynote where it rolled out the service. The company later registered fifty additional domain names related to the announcements made at the event.

    It is unclear just why it has taken a year for Apple to obtain the domain name, although it is not unusual for Apple to wait significant amounts of time before securing such names, as evidenced by the fact that Apple is just now trying to acquire

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  2. macrumors member


    This is a good thing!:apple:
  3. macrumors 6502a


    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/9A5248d Safari/6533.18.5)

    Now when are they going to get
  4. macrumors 68000


    Or .......

    Lots of domain names they have trademarks for that they do not own.
  5. macrumors 6502a


    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8C148 Safari/6533.18.5)

    Good deal.
  6. macrumors 68030

    Just ordered
  7. macrumors 6502

    Some domains include Pcfreeipad, pcfreeiphone etc. Is it a sign of new technology or are those domains just registered keeping number of searches people may make?
  8. macrumors 65816

    Were these domains registered by third-parties? Did Apple have to buy them from the owners, or were they able to handle it with the ICANN appeals process, as any iPhoneX domain should be valid as grounds for a bad-faith appeal.

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