Apple Files Claim to Seize iPhone4S.com and Related Domains from Porn Operators

As noted by Domain Name Wire, Apple has filed a complaint under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy in an attempt to gain control of the iPhone4S.com domain name and six other iPhone-related domain names. All seven of the domains currently forward to pornography sites, meaning that readers should obviously exercise caution in visiting the sites.


The complaint is case number D2011-1897 with the World Intellectual Property Organization.

Apple did not gain control of the iPhone4.com domain name until July of this year, a transfer that appears to have been made outside of any formal dispute resolution process. Apple does occasionally turn to UDRP complaints in order to win control of domain names related to its products, although it is unclear why Apple chose that route in this case.

It is possible that the domain name's owner demanded more compensation than Apple was willing to offer or perhaps was unresponsive to Apple's attempts at contact. Alternatively, Apple may simply have proceeded directly to a UDRP complaint due to a sense of urgency given the nature of the sites involved.

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117 months ago
Thanks for the free porn links!
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117 months ago
Wait a sec, there's porn on the Internet? Then what the hell am I doing here?!
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117 months ago
I understand going after iPhone4s.com

The rest I see as silly.
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117 months ago
*rushes to register iphone5xxx.com and iphone6sluts.com*
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117 months ago
Obviously Apple wants to do this because they are planning to launch their own porn site for iOS. That's why they are so adamant about no porn on the app store .. because they are planning their own porn newsstand app or perhaps Fap Store?

Can't wait to see THAT keynote!
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117 months ago
What is Apple planning on doing with porn4iphone.com? Is pornography the next industry Apple wishes to dominate? :rolleyes:
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