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MacBook Air Domain Names

Less than 24 hours to the Macworld Expo Keynote, and speculation runs rampant. MacDailyNews reports that a number of additional "MacBookAir" domains have been registered, apparently by Apple.

MacBookAir.net, MacBookAir.org, MacBookAir.us, MacBookAir.info, MacBookAir.biz have been registered by corporate registrar MarkMonitor. Most of the registration information is obscured, but the billing information for several of the domains is attributed to John Donald who carries an apple.com email address. Typically, this information can be faked, but the registration also shares an internal billing ID (MKN-14211616) which is indeed Apple's (based on other domains).

The evidence isn't conclusive, however, as MarkMonitor provides some automated trademark protection services to corporations:

Also continuously monitors new domain registrations that may infringe upon a company's brands and divert traffic to sites selling counterfeit or gray market goods.


So the MacBookAir domain registrations may have been triggered by the MacBookAir.com domain registration - which was not registered by Apple.

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89 months ago

I think some Trademark attorney who works for Nike is absolutely dreaming and hoping for a product named AIR to be announced tomorrow.

Welcome to MR.

Considering the fact that Apple's COO is on the board of directors for Nike I think Apple will make it through the lawsuit. :rolleyes:
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