Apple acquires ‘leaked’ iPhone4.com domain name, still missing others

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Apple has officially acquired the domain name iPhone4.com, the fourth generation of its iPhone that was released in 2010.

The iPhone 4 has been one of Apple’s more controversial devices, after technology news site Gizmodo obtained a prototype of the smartphone before its release.

The Whois record for iPhone4.com switched from Whois Privacy Services to Apple Inc on July 11.

Registrant:
Apple Inc.
Apple Inc.
1 Infinite Loop
Cupertino CA 95014

Domain Name: iphone4.com

Registrar Name: Markmonitor.com
Registrar Whois: whois.markmonitor.com

Administrative Contact:
Apple Inc.
Apple Inc.
1 Infinite Loop
Cupertino CA 95014
US

Created on…………..: 2006-08-11.
Expires on…………..: 2020-08-11.
Record last updated on..: 2011-07-11.

Apple may now own iPhone4.com, but according to registrant records the company still doesn’t own iPhone5.com, iPhone6.com, iPhone7.com, iPhone8.com… you get the idea.

Apple acquired iPhone.com for an undisclosed amount in 2007, which many speculate the company paid over $1 million to acquire the name.

This week Apple also acquired the domain name WhiteiPhone.com for an undisclosed amount.

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4 comments
Zonqor
Zonqor

What happens if one registers a domain before the name is registered for trademark??

Zonqor
Zonqor

How come one can still register an iphone5.com if its a trademark??

UDRPtalk
UDRPtalk

Did it demand it, or did it buy it?