Apple Wins iPhone5.com Domain Name Dispute, Takes Ownership
Early last week, Apple filed a complaint with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) against the owners of iPhone5.com and claimed ownership. The company has now won the dispute and the ownership of iPhone5.com will soon be transferred to them.
Apple has been known to go after websites that use such domain names in bad faith to make a profit or to lure people in to believing something that’s not real. The fruit company is also taking legal action against iPhone4s.com and many other domain names that have their product names and are being misused. The case, that was filed few weeks ago, now shows its status as Terminated and the domain name is currently being held by Corporation Service Company, a domain name protection agency.
Many people believe that Apple may have done this because its next iPhone may be called the iPhone 5, but there’s more to it than that. The company may just want to avoid confusion and stop the use of its product names in non-useful and scam websites. The iPhone5.com used to be an inactive forum, that was just bought in hopes of making some money. Too bad, it didn’t work out.