Company files complaint over four letter domain name. It’s not the first time.
Apple Inc. filed complaints with World Intellectual Property Forum this week over two domain names it feels are typos of Apple.com.
One case is against Appl.com and the other is against
On the surface it would appear that Appl.com is a generic four character domain name. Yet the pay-per-click ads on the site mention the electronics maker.
Earlier this year Apple filed a similar complaint that included aple.com as well as appl-e.com and apples-stores.com. The company dropped the complaint after the registrant transferred the domain names to Kilpatrick Stockton, which is presumably Apple’s law firm. Yet someone dropped the ball, as the domains aren’t yet forwarding to Apple.com. In fact, aple.com still forwards to a parked page.
But someone at Apple or the law firm knows what he or she is doing. After winning a case for wwwApple.com earlier this year it forwarded it to www.Apple.com — and even inserted code to track the typo visits.