Apple Wins Ownership of iDevice-Related Domains Linked to Adult Content
On November 3rd, MMi reported that Apple had brought legal proceedings against the owners of a number of web domains aiming to capitalize on the name-brand power of Apple's most famous products - particularly the iPhone 4S. Thanks in no small part to Apple failing to secure the domain name iPhone4s.com, the ownership of that hot digital real estate fell into "the wrong hands."
To remedy the situation, Apple filed a complaint with the World Intellectual Property Forum to begin the processes of claiming ownership of the various domains that deploy the term “iPhone” and then forward visitors to a mobile service that offers adult content. Although we won't list the domain names here, we can tell you that each of the names incorporate the iPhone 4s moniker into their titles.
We can now report that's Apple's efforts to gain control of the domains have been fruitful. The seven domains in question have now been parked in Cupertino. According to information published Tuesday by DomainNameWire, Apple "terminated the case after the owner of the domains agreed to turn the domain names over."
Although few doubted Apple's ability to resolve this issue in its favor, many are surprised with how quickly the events transpired. In less than three weeks, the offending domain names were pulled and placed under the control of the Cupertino, California-based tech giant.
Source: Domain Name Wire