Apple Finally Acquires

The iPod was first introduced in 2001, and a few months after someone registered the domain name. Even though somebody squatted the domain and wasn’t putting it to use, Apple hadn’t shown interest to acquire the domain until recently. A month ago, TechCrunch reported that finally after 9 years Apple was interested in acquiring In order to do so, they filed a complaint for the domain with ICANN in June. Now, it seems that Apple has finally won the dispute over with a World Intellectual Property Organization ruling granting Apple control of the domain. WIPO’s David Cairns has ordered the previous holder to hand the domain over.


In the past, Apple has used legal measures to acquire a domain name. Their recent acquisition was, but Apple usually prefers buying the addresses instead. Shortly after the original’s iPhone launch, Apple acquired and also managed to acquire and days before.

Currently, Apple does not own several domains. For example,,,, and many other domains that aren’t being used. Judging by Apple’s recent actions, it seems that they will plan to acquire these unused domains at some point. As of today, still redirects to

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