Apple Obtains Rights to iPad3.com Domain

Late last week, Apple filed a complaint with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) seeking to gain control of the iPad3.com domain. While Apple opted to simply refer to the third-generation iPad as "the new iPad", it seemed likely that the company was still interested in controlling iPad3.com as a potentially popular destination for those attempting to find out more about the device.

As noted by Fusible, Apple appears to have already taken control of the iPad3.com domain, with the Whois information having been updated to list Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, the law firm commonly used by Apple in its patent and trademark proceedings. Visitors to the site are, however, still routed through a set of advertising and affiliate links.


The case is still listed as active by WIPO, but it certainly appears that Apple has struck an agreement with the domain's previous owners that will enable the case to be terminated.

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Posted: 30 months ago
Why does ipad2.com take me to MacRumors?
Rating: 7 Votes
Posted: 30 months ago

Haha excellent, I wonder which user is the owner


It's me.
Rating: 6 Votes
Posted: 30 months ago

Because the owner of the site has opted to redirect to MacRumors in a frame while running ads against it in a footer at the bottom.


Haha excellent, I wonder which user is the owner
Rating: 4 Votes
Posted: 30 months ago

Why does ipad2.com take me to MacRumors?


Because the owner of the site has opted to redirect to MacRumors in a frame while running ads against it in a footer at the bottom.
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 30 months ago

Anyone else try finding iPad3.com, I just did and it went through several sites before ending up at www.citibank.com.au :confused:

I thought that Apple would just link in to the iPad pages on their main site.

It took me to Sears.com. Which was kind of nice, because I needed a new drill anyways. :D
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 30 months ago
I love how ipad4.com links to an ipad jokes site, at least its a related :rolleyes:
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 30 months ago

I love how ipad4.com links to an ipad jokes site, at least its a related :rolleyes:


Silly site, but it is kinda funny. Although it is slightly biased.
Rating: 1 Votes
Posted: 30 months ago

You should have this site set as your home page ;)


lol, it's always an open tab on my iPhone.
Rating: 1 Votes
Posted: 30 months ago

Why does ipad2.com take me to MacRumors?


I'll have to remember that. Sure is faster than typing macrumors.com :D
Rating: 0 Votes
Posted: 30 months ago
Slow news day?

Edit: This comment was tongue-in-cheek, as something as unimportant as website address ownership made the front page (which has since been moved), but a more interesting story, considering Macrumors obsession with patent cases, was ignored; that Apple lost in its attempt to sue HTC (http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/jul/04/htc-apple-patent-ruling) for the "slide to unlock" patent in the UK.
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