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Apple Files Request to Obtain iPad3.com Domain

As noted by Domain Name Wire, Apple has filed a claim with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) seeking to gain control of the iPad3.com domain. The move comes even though the company opted to simply refer to the third-generation iPad as "the new iPad", but it seems likely that iPad3.com may still be a popular destination for those attempting to find out more about the device.
iPad3.com was registered in January 2010 and is currently owned by a company called Global Access in Isle of Man. Global Access is no stranger to cybersquatting complaints, having lost challenges by big companies such as AllState, AOL, an MasterCard.

The domain name is currently parked. Its traffic is rotated to various domain parking services with Above.com.

The report notes that Apple still does not own the basic iPad.com domain name, but while the site has hosted a "coming soon" notice for quite some time it appears that the site's current owner is not simply cybersquatting on the domain.

Last month, Apple filed a complaint seeking to gain control of iPhone5.com, taking possession of the domain a few weeks later before WIPO was required to render a decision on the dispute. As shown with Apple's efforts to obtain iPad3.com, its work to control iPhone5.com may not serve as evidence that the company is planning to call its next-generation device the "iPhone 5" and may simply be an effort to control its brand.

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Posted: 24 months ago
But Apple has no device called "iPad 3", how can they claim trademark status for it. :) :)
Rating: 10 Positives
Posted: 24 months ago

Overall though, I think you're quite right. With names like "The New iPad" who knows what they'll do.


The next iPad will be called the Newer iPad.

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QuickTime and Final Cut skipped from 7 straight to 10!


That's because they were counting in Octal.
Rating: 7 Positives
Posted: 24 months ago
Good for Apple.

Squatters and spammers are the bane of the Internet.
Rating: 7 Positives
Posted: 24 months ago
You'd think that Apple would just go ahead and claim iPhoneX.com and iPadX.com for X = 5 to 100.

It's not like we can't figure out the sequence yet :rolleyes:
Rating: 6 Positives
Posted: 24 months ago

Okay smarty pants, X = 10. After OS 9 came OS X 10.0 -10.8.


QuickTime and Final Cut skipped from 7 straight to 10!
Rating: 5 Positives
Posted: 24 months ago

You'd think that Apple would just go ahead and claim iPhoneX.com and iPadX.com for X = 5 to 100.

It's not like we can't figure out the sequence yet :rolleyes:


I was thinking the same thing.

I'm still trying to off-load iSlate dot come from 3 years ago ;) ha ha j/k
Rating: 4 Positives
Posted: 24 months ago
Totally off subject, I know...

...but does anyone know what city that is on iPad.com?
Rating: 4 Positives
Posted: 24 months ago
There's no such thing as an iPad 3, it's called "The New iPad" :D
Rating: 3 Positives
Posted: 24 months ago
Good for Apple :apple: :)

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I don't care. As long as they don't take minecraft.com I'm good.
Rating: 3 Positives
Posted: 24 months ago

Good for Apple.

Squatters and spammers are the bane of the Internet.


Question: Do you feel the same way about real estate investors and sales people?
Rating: 3 Positives

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