Apple Acquires 16 Misspelled Variations of iTunes.com Domain Name


Sloppy typists should have an easier time reaching Apple's iTunes pages now, as the company this week acquired a batch of at least 16 domain names representing misspelled variants of the company's itunes.com domain. The newly-transfered domains include:
irtunes.com, itiunes.com, itrunes.com, itubnes.com, itumnes.com, itunbes.com, ituneas.com, ituneds.com, itunesa.com, itunesl.com, itunres.com, itunwes.com, ituynes.com, iutunes.com, iytunes.com, oitunes.com
All of the domains had been registered in December 2004, and Apple acquired them from Acebo Enterprises, Inc. The domains currently redirect to Apple's main iTunes page.

All 16 of the misspellings relate to "fat finger" errors, with each containing an extra letter appearing somewhere in the URL and those extra letters falling adjacent to a neighboring correct letter on the keyboard.

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41 months ago

I'm sorry, but this is terrible news, especially for front page.


good thing it's not on the front page then. :)

arn
Rating: 16 Votes
41 months ago
But they still don't have itune.com
Rating: 15 Votes
41 months ago
I wish more companies did this... I know it's the user's fault but it's annoying to have to fix the url for just one letter! :p Good job on Apple's part.

PS: Not related but consider this idea: people that post "Slow news day" should be banned immediately after posting such words.
Rating: 15 Votes
41 months ago
oitunes.com sounds like a sweet indie music distribution website for punk bands. and now Apple stole their hipster potential.
Rating: 11 Votes
41 months ago
That's BS, I think the guy reserving the domain names was a bit drunk and couldn't spell it right the first 16 times. :D
Rating: 10 Votes
41 months ago

Yes, as a shareholder I'm very interested in that. Clearly this is just a domain name squatter troll company. Nice idea if the price isn't that high, but if they paid millions for these I'd rather see that money used elsewhere.


"As a shareholder..."

Probably the most annoying aside comment used in these forums. As though someone having their 4, or 20, or 50 shares, suddenly makes them an authority point for how a business should conduct themselves.
Rating: 6 Votes
41 months ago

I'm sorry, but this is terrible news, especially for front page. I couldn't give a damn how many URLs Apple acquires, unless it was an acquisition for an unknown product or release. In my opinion this is a waste of time.

Time to watch the MR Fanbois negative this post to hell.


It's not that I disagree, it's just totally unnecessary. Trying to be smart doesn't make you look smart, it's just annoying.

I hate writing unnecessary posts because of people that criticise MacRumors "just because".

That's enough from me.
Rating: 5 Votes
41 months ago

I think its sad that we as a society have to coddle people. i think it teaches people they don't need to know how to spell.


Its more to prevent fraud sites than anything. Lots of fraudsters would jump at the opportunity to register such a site name.
Rating: 5 Votes
41 months ago
I think its sad that we as a society have to coddle people. i think it teaches people they don't need to know how to spell.
Rating: 4 Votes
41 months ago

good thing it's not on the front page then. :)

arn


Oh the hilarity of it all.
Sometimes, I love this community. ;)
Rating: 3 Votes

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