Apple files claim to take over

Apple files claim to take over

Even though Apple opted to call its latest iPad release thenew iPad rather than the iPad 3, there are still hordes of people thatassociate the name iPad 3 with the iOS powered slate.


A company called Global Access in Isle of Man registered thedomain back in January 2010. Currently the site simply redirectstraffic to various domain-parking services and Global Access has lostcybersquatting challenges in the past to companies such as All State, AOL, andMasterCard.


Apple has filed a complaint with the World IntellectualProperty Organization to take control of the domain name under the uniformdomain name dispute resolution policy. Interestingly as the report notes, Appledoes not even own, but the owner of that domain is not cybersquatting,therefore Apple would actually have to cough up a pretty penny to obtain thatone.

Apple filed a similar complaint last month against the owner of That case was closed before the WIPO made a decision on that case and the domain has since been transferred to Apple's possession.

source: Domain Name Wire

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1. kartik4u98

Posts: 511; Member since: May 19, 2012

I think there would be a ipad 3 next year..

4. NexusKoolaid

Posts: 493; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

No, I think they'll call the next one "The Newer iPad" - only to be followed the next year by "the Newerer iPad".

18. thedarkside

Posts: 654; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

followed by the "newererest ipad"

2. Santi_Santi unregistered

Apple sues almost for everything. Eat an apple and you will be sued. OH YEAH!

16. CharlieAtInfinity

Posts: 253; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

Haha nice one, i guess you cant even call the fruit Apple any more.. if you do they will sue you :D

3. p0rkguy

Posts: 685; Member since: Nov 23, 2010

Why are they even allowed this?

5. sarb009

Posts: 322; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

Thats what they only know and do. sue everyone claim everything the whole world is ours because we have 100 billion $.

6. Ubi2447

Posts: 131; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

Fu Apple! Leave my Manx people alone!

7. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 2012

i am going to register,, etc then sell the domain names to apple

17. Santi_Santi unregistered

you cannot sell em... they will sue you untill you release em without paying for it...

8. tluv00

Posts: 134; Member since: Oct 18, 2007

For an innovative, patent trolling company you would think they would have bought those domain names years ago and save themselves the cost of having to pry it away from someone smart enough to do so. d**ks.

14. androidsbiggestfan

Posts: 76; Member since: Aug 09, 2011

I know right, its not like the domains are expensive, like $10 each at the most.

9. tluv00

Posts: 134; Member since: Oct 18, 2007

iPad iPad2 The New iPad iPad3? WTF!?

10. jove39

Posts: 2149; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Suits in Apple are trying to milk every little drop from their jobs.

11. matrix_neo

Posts: 334; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Another bad image apple created. started it's business before first ipad was was launched. so ridiculous!!! what's next domain apple will take over??? my advice for these domains it's name associated with apple products, ask for compensation, apple's billions can afford to pay it. so sad their sheep will face the consequences, their pockets will be empty lol

12. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

Is there anyone Apple wont sue??? This is pathetic.

13. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Being that Apple does not even call the 3rd ipad, theipad 3, I don't see how they can claim the domain. POS is another popular term(I myself have used this 1on several occasions) for Idevices. So can Apple take control of that name as well ?

15. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1284; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

Rotten mind of rotten fruit...

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