Top 10 Stories of 2011: #3 Apple wins dispute over domain name


There are certain companies that attract more readers than others and Apple Inc. is one of them.

While I’ve written plenty of articles about Apple, this year’s top Apple story and number three in the Top 10 Fusible stories of 2011, is the story of Apple winning the domain dispute over which garnered attention from Mashable and even Techmeme.

Winning the transfer of though, was just one of many big wins for Apple under the UDRP.

Apple won,,, and in October.  The company also secured rights to,,,, and other domains that were being used by an adult website operator. 

The list of complaints and wins in 2011 goes on and on.

But not every transfer of a name involved panelists.  

In mid-July, Apple acquired the domain names and for an undisclosed amount.

And of course, the long awaited “official” confirmation that Apple had acquired from Xcerion also triggered an internet land rush for cloud domain names, a prediction I made in 2010 that came true.

As of today, Apple has no open cases with WIPO nor the National Arbitration Forum.  

But with Apple rumored to be releasing several new devices in 2012, expect to see plenty of domain disputes filed over domains like and (two names the company doesn’t own).


I think anything to do with mobile gaming or iphone bets is going to be huge