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Original poster
Apr 12, 2001

The domain is now in the hands of Apple. had registered it 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 domain registration actually triggered a number of actual MacBookAir domain registrations by Apple.

Meanwhile, Looprumors claims that Apple Stores will be revising their store's window and floor displays on Thursday night in preparation for the MacBook Air. While this conflicts with earlier BoyGeniusReport claims of a Tuesday/Wednesday launch, we've also heard confirmation that this Friday is the target day for MacBook Air displays/demos at Apple Retail Stores.

A Friday launch would also correspond with the arrival of MacBook Airs to those who ordered it immediately after the keynote address.

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macrumors member
Aug 6, 2006
How much did Apple pay you for that domain name?

Could someone make a living out of doing that?

did they pay hundreds, thousands, millions???

I am sincerely curious.


macrumors 6502a
Dec 23, 2007
Nice. Very very nice.


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macrumors 6502a
Nov 10, 2006
Probably it would give too much away if they registered in advance. Apple like their surprises...


macrumors 6502a
Oct 20, 2003
Washington DC
Hmm... Why are the prognosticators skipping Thursday? ;)

I'm betting on Monday. Why? Because I'm leaving on vacation Saturday and I could really use an MBA on my trip (if I like it after I try it at the store.) But since I would need to have it by Friday, it won't be available until Monday. This is part of my "theory of the malevolent god". (No slight intended to the religious... just my favorite mechanism of self-loathing. :()

Anyway, I'm looking forward to trying out the MBA and seeing if it has enough lung to suck the cash out of my pocket. :)


macrumors 68000
Apr 20, 2004
Boise, Idaho
I think it's great that MR registered the domain before anyone else thought of it. It was in good hands. :)

Handing it over to Apple upon request is a great gesture to the company that is the sole reason MR exists. And strengthening the relationship between Apple and MR doesn't hurt either! :D
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