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01-10-2010, 11:06 PM #1
Apple Is The Master of Its Domains
A lot of talk on the tech blogosphere this weekend centered on the domain names we learned Apple reclaimed by force last week when legal eagles in Cupertino set their sights on Daniel Bijan of Los Angeles who had previously purchased more than a dozen domains that Apple, for obvious reasons, is interested in. The list of reclaimed domains includes the following:
Not surprising, of course, some have looked "deeply" into the "meaning" of a number of the above domains (published in the Washington Post) for clues to future or rapidly approaching Apple projects or product releases. The latest rumor is that MacFriend could possibly be the name of the forthcoming Apple tablet, which will prove a "trusty friend and carrying companion."
If "Mac Friend" ends up being the name of the tablet, I will personally drown my iPhone in the toilet to protest.
Fortunately, I think my phone is safe and so are the hopes of everyone wishing that this latest rumor will be put to rest later this month when the tablet is (probably) formally unveiled. The move by Apple to capture domains pertinent to its business most likely represents nothing more than a logical example of a large company regaining control (through legal means, of course) of domains that "should" be in their possession.
Apple recently issued a complaint with ICANN UDRP (Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy) to start the process that most companies initiate when solving "domain disputes." While it's normal for Apple fans to thoroughly investigated every move out of Cupertino for clues to developments on the horizon, it is more probable than not that Apple simply wants as much control as humanly possible of digital territory pertinent to its product line.
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01-10-2010, 11:12 PM #2
That's a pretty cool "Kindle" and "Nook", but it's NOTHING compared to my awesome...
I hope next year they'll unveil Mac Friend 2... MFF (Mac Friend Forever).#eli7e revived me
01-10-2010, 11:13 PM #3
Apple will rule the world one day... scary
01-10-2010, 11:17 PM #4
Daddy mommy is playing with my macfriend in the living room
01-11-2010, 12:31 AM #5
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01-11-2010, 12:36 AM #7
Wah wah wah. Screw apple. Guess they should have bought the domains earlier.
01-11-2010, 01:04 AM #8
Apple dares people to squat on their name
People going to ipod...mac...iphone anything dot whatever are most likely looking for Apple products. At least let us get ripped off by Apple directly instead of some scum-squatter-phishing mother-f-er.
Last edited by southfrisco; 01-11-2010 at 01:07 AM."To unpathed waters, undreamed shores." -- William Shakespeare
01-11-2010, 02:31 AM #9
01-11-2010, 04:46 AM #10
@sothfrisco ha like you wouldn't do it to make money either pffft I would do it too I say props to the person that did it you apple fan boys are crazy hahahaha
Last edited by BLOWNCO; 01-11-2010 at 06:18 PM.
01-11-2010, 06:56 AM #11
Sounds like a high tech kids toy. Mac friend. LMAO
01-11-2010, 08:03 AM #12
People are actually reading into these domains? Really? I'm sure it's just Apple buying the names so no one else uses them. Remember how this site used to be ModMyiPhone until Apple threw a fit? Well, if they own all of the domains with "iPod", "iPhone", "Mac", etc. in them, then they won't have to go through the process of shutting down all of those sites.21.5" iMac 3.06 GHz Intel Core i3 l 15" MacBook Pro 2.2 GHz Intel Core i7 l 17" PowerBook 1.67 GHz
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01-11-2010, 10:05 PM #13
i have to stand by southfrisco on this issuekillall Terminal
01-12-2010, 01:07 PM #14
It's just Apple keeping control over the domain names, they won't use them for anything at all, why would they? Those are completely retarded domains anyway.
01-12-2010, 09:39 PM #15
what if they just call the tablet the iPhone 4G?