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  • Apple gets control over porn domain names

    1. BY - Nov 22, 2011
    2. Policy & Law
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    Owner of domain names agrees to give domain names to Apple after company filed complaint.

    Apple is now the proud owner of iphonesex4s.com and six other (mostly) explicit domain names.

    The company filed a complaint with World Intellectual Property Forum against the owner of the seven domain names last month. All of the domain names forwarded to a mobile porn site when visited on a mobile device.

    Apple terminated the case after the owner of the domains agreed to turn the domain names over. The whois record for the domains changed to brand protection company MarkMonitor today:

    When the case was filed the domain ownership information was protected by whois privacy. This was later removed to disclose an Israeli company owned the domain names.

    The seven domain names are:

    iphonecamforce.com
    iphonecam4s.com
    iphoneporn4s.com
    iphonesex4s.com
    iphonexxxforce.com
    iphone4s.com
    porn4iphones.com

    I wouldn’t expect Apple to resolve any of the domain names except for iPhone4s.com. [update: some readers have pointed out that the names still forward to the porn sites. The nameservers still point to the old source, so Apple/MarkMonitor need to change these ASAP.]

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