Apple Takes Control of 'Apple.co.uk' Domain Name

After having an online presence in the United Kingdom for more than 15 years, Apple has finally acquired the Apple.co.uk domain name. Dating back to at least 2003, Apple.co.uk has been owned by Apple Illustration, an illustration agency based in the UK. That company is now located at AppleAgency.co.uk.

.co.uk is the primary commercial second-level domain under the United Kingdom's domain hierarchy with many major companies using it as a base of their UK online operations.

applecouk

Domain name:
apple.co.uk

Registrant:
Apple Inc.

Registrant type:
Non-UK Corporation

Registrant's address:
1 Infinite Loop
Cupertino
CA
95014
United States

Registrar:
Corporation Service Company (UK) Limited [Tag = CSC-CORP-DOMAINS]
URL: http://www.cscprotectsbrands.com

Relevant dates:
Registered on: before Aug-1996
Expiry date: 13-Jan-2014
Last updated: 06-Jul-2012

The transfer in ownership happened early this month, with the website beginning to redirect to Apple in the past few days. We've contacted both Apple and Apple Illustration for comment on how the transfer came about, but have yet to hear back from either company.

Top Rated Comments

anotherarunan Avatar
153 months ago
Thank goodness for that! Will save me all of half a second instead of typing apple.com/uk :D

Wonder how much Apple paid?
Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)
trainwrecka Avatar
153 months ago
Just in time for the "Samsung didn't copy" announcement. :D
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MultiMediaWill Avatar
153 months ago
Before you know it Apple will buy out every domain so the internet will always redirect you to apple.com
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CodexMonkey Avatar
153 months ago
It took 7 years for this guy's failed business to finally realize that he needed the money...

Like I say, I know the guys personally and have worked with them for many years (though not since I became an author full-time). Believe me, theirs is NOT a failed business and I don’t know why you think you have some insider knowledge that you clearly don’t. The reason they held back for so long is because they did not need the money. I had this discussion with them about three years ago. They are VERY good at what they do and make a ton of money doing it.

I really dislike it when people post comments like yours as though they’re stating fact. At least have the decency to put the words "I reckon..." at the front of your statement in the same way that I reckon you’re an idiot.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
charlieegan3 Avatar
153 months ago
i'm just happy us brits can finally start buying apple products.:D
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
pazz Avatar
153 months ago
The previous owner of this domain was listed at an address about 15mins drive from me. So if I see a new Ferrari in the area with an appropriate Apple themed number plate I'll be able to put a name to a face.

Be interesting to know the purchase price!
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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