Porn Site Operator Turns Over iPhone-Related Domain Names to Apple

Earlier this month, we noted that Apple had filed a complaint under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) in an attempt to gain control of several iPhone-related domain names that had been registered by another party and set to forward to a porn site. Most notable among these domain names was iPhone4S.com, the highest-profile domain associated with Apple's new iPhone hardware.

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Domain Name Wire now reports that Apple has won control over the domain names in question, as the UDRP case has been terminated following the defendant's agreement to turn the domains over to Apple.

Apple terminated the case after the owner of the domains agreed to turn the domain names over. The whois record for the domains changed to brand protection company MarkMonitor today.

MarkMonitor is the brand protection agency used by Apple and a number of other large companies to anonymously manage such holdings as domain names. As a word of warning to our readers, the domain names in question continue to forward to the porn site at this time, as the site continues to point to the previous owner's DNS server settings and only the various contact information fields for the site are appearing under MarkMonitor at this time.

Of the seven domain names, Apple is only expected to utilize iPhone4S.com, which it will presumably redirect to the company's main iPhone page at some point in the relatively near future. Apple will likely simply shut down the other six domain names while preventing others from using them.

Top Rated Comments

arn Avatar
123 months ago
Thank god for the warning, I almost entered one of the addresses. I could have ended up on a porn site!!:eek:

I could have been damaged for life (or what little I have left of it).

You saved me from a fate worse than death. Well, a fate worse than a hangnail, anyway.:rolleyes: :D

some people don't like browsing porn at work.

arn
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Themaeds Avatar
123 months ago
Jeez there goes another one. I hope Apple never designs a product called xhamster phone.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
WMassSoprano Avatar
123 months ago
Darn! Now how am I going to get my porn onto my iPhone4S... unfair Apple! :P

Don't worry... I bet there's an app for that ;)
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Shrink Avatar
123 months ago
some people don't like browsing porn at work.

arn

Just joking, arn

Sorry if it seemed that I was dumping on the warning. :o
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
RobertMartens Avatar
123 months ago
Good!

Anytime you get one less link bait/squatter site on the Internet, the better.

One down, a billion to go.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Fazzy Avatar
123 months ago
Jeez there goes another one. I hope apple never designs a product called xhamster phone.

Usually I disagree with Apple throwing their weight around, especially with smaller companies. However, this isn't one of them for obvious reasons
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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