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Apple Takes Control of iCloud.com


Apple has taken ownership of the domain iCloud.com. The domain was believed to have been sold to Apple for a price tag of $4.5 million. Prior to today, the whois domain registration listed Xcerion as the owner.

This change in domain registration information means Apple has control of the domain and will be able to redirect it to their own site. At present, iCloud.com still points to Xcerion's own service that has been renamed to CloudMe.com. Apple is also now listed as owner of iCloud.org as well.

Apple has already confirmed that they will be introducing "iCloud" at WWDC next week. Apple has started trademark registrations for iCloud and seems to be readying for its imminent launch.

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47 months ago
4.5 mil.....for a domain name.
Rating: 7 Votes
47 months ago
4.5 mil?? I wish I cold predict the names of upcoming technology or products...
Rating: 7 Votes
47 months ago

What happens in 2018 when it expires?

This:
Rating: 6 Votes
47 months ago
The ducks are all lining up in a tidy row.
Rating: 5 Votes
47 months ago

Mark Cuban sold Broadcast.com to Yahoo for 4 Billion dollars


HOLY ****!! i need to start registering domain names with "i"s in front of them guessing future apple products :D
Rating: 4 Votes
47 months ago
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47 months ago
I wish I had been clever enough to register iCloud.com a long time ago. :(

Apple will renew their registration for the name in 2018, I suppose. If Apple is still using that brand.

"WWDC '11 will be amazing." Indeed! :)
Rating: 3 Votes
47 months ago
Out of curiosity, how do big companies like Apple, Google, Microsoft, etc buy their domains? Is it just like the average user and they go to some place like Godaddy.com or Hover.com? I'm going to assume not.
Rating: 2 Votes
47 months ago

HOLY ****!! i need to start registering domain names with "i"s in front of them guessing future apple products :D


http://www.therichest.org/technology/worlds-most-expensive-domain-name/

Big difference between selling a company (with domain) then just a domain itself...that said, you still could bank some nice cash:) Good luck mate!
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47 months ago

Out of curiosity, how do big companies like Apple, Google, Microsoft, etc buy their domains? Is it just like the average user and they go to some place like Godaddy.com or Hover.com? I'm going to assume not.


Apple users MarkMonitor, and is basically just another registrar. The issue is if you want a domain that someone else owns, then you have to buy it from them.

Even worse, is trying to buy a domain from a company that is actively using it. Which was the case of iCloud.com.

arn
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