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.

ipad3 com kilpatrick
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.

Top Rated Comments

slrandall Avatar
131 months ago
Why does ipad2.com take me to MacRumors?
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
chris200x9 Avatar
131 months ago
Haha excellent, I wonder which user is the owner

It's me.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Nitrocide Avatar
131 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
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Castiel Avatar
131 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
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
WildCowboy Avatar
131 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.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Nitrocide Avatar
131 months ago
I love how ipad4.com links to an ipad jokes site, at least its a related :rolleyes:
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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