Apple demands iPad3.com domain name
Friday, June 29th, 2012
Apple files complaint over iPad3.com domain name.
[Update: the registrant of iPad3.com has turned the domain over to Apple.] Apple didn’t name its third generation iPad the “iPad 3″, but that hasn’t stopped most people from calling it that anyway.
The company doesn’t own the domain name iPad3.com, but that might change soon. The company has asked an arbitration panel to transfer the domain name to it.
Apple filed a case with World Intellectual Property Organization under the uniform domain name dispute resolution policy (UDRP).
iPad3.com was registered in January 2010 and is currently owned by a company called Global Access in Isle of Man. Global Access is no stranger to cybersquatting complaints, having lost challenges by big companies such as AllState, AOL, an MasterCard.
The domain name is currently parked. Its traffic is rotated to various domain parking services with Above.com.
Apple may have a number of future iPad domain fights on its hands: just about every iPad#.com domain up to at least iPad25.com has already been registered.
Oh, and Apple still doesn’t own iPad.com. But the owner of that domain isn’t cybersquatting, so it would have to pay a pretty penny if it wants the domain.