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Apple Takes Possession of iPhone5.com Domain

Earlier this month, we noted that Apple had filed a claim with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) seeking to gain ownership of the iPhone5.com domain, which had hosted a small independent discussion forum for the past year and a half.

The Next Web now reports that the case has been terminated, indicating that the dispute has been resolved without WIPO having had to render a decision. The domain is now under the control of brand protection firm Corporation Service Company, presumably on Apple's behalf, and simply displays a blank page.


Apple's move to take possession of the iPhone5.com domain naturally fuels speculation that it will use the name for its next-generation iPhone, although that is not necessarily the case. Given the popularity of the name within discussions of the future iPhone, Apple may simply be protecting its iPhone trademarks while also seeking to control content at what is likely to be a popular destination for those searching for information on the company's products.

For those curious about iPhone6.com, the domain has changed hands several times, having first been registered in 2007 by an individual in Dubai who later transferred it to an owner in South Korea. But since mid-2010, ownership information for the domain has been kept private and there is currently no site associated with the address.

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33 months ago
I'm still curious as to why ipad2.com re-directs me to MacRumors lol.
Rating: 17 Votes
33 months ago
Isn't Apple's legal title "Apple, Inc.", not "Apple Computer, Inc."?
Rating: 8 Votes
33 months ago
www.iPhone6.com through iPhone999999.com is still available though...
Rating: 5 Votes
33 months ago
Phew! I thought I got banned from the iPhone5.com forums.
Rating: 4 Votes
33 months ago

Actually it takes you to a page that loads MacRumors into a frame.


Yeah :)
Why MacRumors though?

I'm also curious as to why Apple hasn't bought out ipad2.com and ipad3.com, or even weirder, ipad.com!
You'd think they'd have at least one ipad.com domain.
Rating: 3 Votes
33 months ago

www.iPhone6.com through iPhone999999.com is still available though...


I dig how you do business, Jackie.
Rating: 2 Votes
33 months ago

I'm still curious as to why ipad2.com re-directs me to MacRumors lol.


HAHAHHAHAHHAHAHH! that was a good laugh. :):D:apple:
Rating: 1 Votes
33 months ago

I'm still not sure why everyone thinks the sixth generation iPhone is going to be called the 'iPhone 5.' The people at Apple would have had to be dropping extra LSD to believe they could actually make people believe it was the fifth iPhone.

Or perhaps like the Apple II, they aren't acknowledging the existence of the first one.


I still don't get it that people have to discus this on and on and on........
Rating: 1 Votes
33 months ago

www.iPhone6.com through iPhone999999.com is still available though...


iphone5sucks.com appears to be ready for purchase as well.
Rating: 1 Votes
33 months ago

This still doesn't mean they will call it the "iPhone 5." ...snip

Let go of the straw.

I'm still not sure why everyone thinks the sixth generation iPhone is going to be called the 'iPhone 5.' The people at Apple would have had to be dropping extra LSD to believe they could actually make people believe it was the fifth iPhone.

Because 5 comes after 4.

Big companies always stomping on the little guys. Disgusting.

Are you one of the little guys?
Rating: 1 Votes

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