Apple seizes 16 web domains via ICANN complaint

Christmas PD5FM $10 discount“When you own domain names associated with the trademarks of a large company, more often than not, they’re going to file a complaint with the ICANN UDRP (Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy),” MG Siegler reports for TechCrunch. “And more often than not, they’re going to win control of the name. Such was the case yesterday with 16 names related to Apple that one man happened to own.”

Here’s a full list of the domains Apple now owns with the win:

• blueipod.com
• iphonecheap.com
• iphonetoys.com
• ipodaccessories.info
• ipodkits.com
• ipodsbaratos.com
• macbookpro.biz
• macbookpro.com
• macbookpro.net
• macbookpro.org
• macfriend.com
• redipods.com
• macbook.us
• macbookpro.us
• macbooks.us
• macpro.us

Full article here.

[Attribution: MacNN. Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Brawndo Drinker” for the heads up.]

43 Comments

  1. Jubei: Don’t fear the apostrophe.

    apostrophe 1 |əˈpästrəfē|
    noun
    a punctuation mark ( ’ ) used to indicate either possession e.g., Harry’s book; boys’s coats) or the omission of letters or numbers (e.g., can’t; he’s; class of ’99).

  2. @ Ampar,

    Just in case he might ever refer to Exposé as Expose, go ahead and give the fellow a lesson in acute accent marks too. Better safe than sorry. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”smile” style=”border:0;” />

  3. Could be something in the list they wanted badly, or just routine. If it was just enforcing their brand image or trademark then MacDailyNews, iPodDailyNews, AppleInsider, MacWorld, etc, could all be under the gun. Take a look at all the ads around this webpage – most leverage trademarked Apple names, so why’d they hammer this little nobody? I’d say it’s odd except Apple went after a Mac computer school at the end of my street for using a logo that was only evocative of theirs. I mean hey, what kind of logo would one expect a Mac school to use; a pear?

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