Apple has a poor track record when it comes to owning the matching domain names to new products that it announces.
As pointed out by Michael Berkens of The Domains back in September, Apple missed out on acquiring EarPod.com and EarPods.com, nor did the company get AppleEarPods.com which was put up for sale on eBay.
The company has, however, been able to acquire two related names: EarPod.net and TheEarPod.com.
According to WHOIS records, Apple is now the owner of the domains EarPod.net (WHOIS) and TheEarPod.com (WHOIS), both of which were under Domains By Proxy, Go Daddy’s privacy service, up until this week.
While the price paid for Apple’s latest acquisitions is unknown, can you guess how much it would cost for Apple to acquire EarPods.com?
Business Insider thinks the current owner could net $2 million.
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(Image of EarPod via Apple.com)