LALA.com UDRP ends with a Reverse Domain Name Hijacking finding for Apple

The domain LALA.com was challenged via the UDRP process, and Apple was on the receiving end. Registered in 1996, LALA.com belonged to La La Media, a company and service acquired by Apple. In recent years, it was only being used as a mail server, with no web presence, as Apple shut down the La La […]

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How much did Apple pay to acquire the domain Apple.com ?

Apple.com is the quintessential matching .com domain of Apple. The multi-billion dollar valuation company was founded on April 1st, 1976 and about 11 years later, in 1987, acquired the domain Apple.com. At the time, domain names were issued one at a time, primarily to companies, and the process was 100% manual. It’s quite clear that […]

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Chinese domain market sales : Baili sued Apple over iPhone copycat

China is a mass producer of electronics, and as the 2nd largest economy in the world it supplies more than 80% of American holiday gifts. That number excludes toys, by the way, that is another dominant manufacturing sector for the Chinese. While the Apple iPhone is assembled in China, the iPhone 6 is facing its […]

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Cybersquatters target Apple’s “Beats EP” domains

In an exclusive post a few days ago, we covered the move by Apple and its daughter company, Beats Electronics, to register several gTLD domains. The primary keyword involved in these domain registrations was “BeatsEP” which matches a pending trademark application at the USPTO. While Apple registered many of the most related gTLDs, several others […]

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Apple registers “Beats EP” domains, files for trademark

Apple acquired Beats Electronics for $3 billion dollars in cash and stock, two years ago. In recent days, Apple has registered a series of domain names that contain “Beats EP” as part of the keyword. These domains include the following TLDs and several gTLDs, most of them with a registration date of June 3rd, 2016: […]

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Apple does not own the one and only ‘domain hack’ that truly matters!

Apple isn’t a big spender of money on start ups, and that’s one of the reasons why they have such huge cash reserves. The biggest tech company in the world could buy several small nations outright, and has been privileged by taxation-free status after moving to Ireland, a tax haven. Despite all that wealth, there […]

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Father Domainicus: Apple and other rotten fruit of Domaining

Greetings and salutations, my brothers and sisters in domaining; this is Father Domainicus, delivering the message of our Domain Lord on a fabulous Sunday afternoon. During the numerous congregations of our Domain Church, many a domainer investor ask me, “Father Domainicus, what is your position on the technological revolution of smart phones and other wearable […]

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“Apple Watch” .XYZ domain ripe for UDRP

Generic domains are all about use: For example, you can utilize AppleWatch.com to monitor your apple orchards during a cold winter, but you can’t use it to resell the new Apple Watches. Since AppleWatch.com was registered 10 years ago, it’s technically safe from any legal motion by Apple; in fact, the current owners might be […]

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Photo: Exclusive first look at the apple watch

This is a world exclusive preview of the apple watch, the device that everyone will be going after in the coming months. With a motto of “Healthy, fancy and accurate” the apple watch is destined to be a success for everyone. Many thanks to our friends in California for the leak! You may now go […]

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Fashion Metric at exclusive Apple event for iWatch & iPhone 6

There’s a reason that fashion metrics pioneers, Fashion Metric, were included in the TechStars 11 in Austin, this year. The startup, founded by Daina Linton, is now one of the few elite fashion teams to be invited to the Apple live event, where both a new wearable watch device and iPhone 6 will be revealed. […]

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Top domains acquired by 10 Major Corporations today!

With billions of dollars in steady revenue, large corporations engage in constant domain asset investment; the Wall Street wizards are well aware of the power of the .com and other TLDs. We often wonder, which domain names were bought by Fortune 500 companies on a given day? Thanks to some crafty research in the zone […]

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Apple grabs Appla.com in quick and dirty UDRP

The odds sided with technology giant, Apple, when the sole panelist, Manuel Moreno-Torres, delivered his judgement about the domain name Appla.com. Citing confusing similarity to its world famous mark, Apple filed a UDRP at the WIPO in April. In particular, Apple’s contention was as follows: “In relation to the first element, the Complainant states that […]

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