Apple receives seven domain names used for porn, that use iPhone in the URL address

Apple receives seven domain names used for porn, that use iPhone in the URL address
A few weeks ago we told you that Apple was in the process of trying to obtain a number of domain names used by porn sites that contained "iPhone" in the URL. For example, one of the sites that rankled the brass at Cupertino was www.iphone4s.com. That domain name, along with six others, is now under Apple's control. According to WHOIS, the seven names are now officially owned by MarkMonitor which is a company that protects brand names and in this case, is protecting Apple. In the spy business, MarkMonitor would be considered a "beard".

Besides www.iphone4s.com, the other six are iphonecamforce.com, iphonecam4s.com, iphoneporn4s.com, iphonesex4s.com, iphonexxforce.com, and porn4iphones.com. The owner of the domain names was an Israeli company that turned them over to Apple after the tech giant filed a complaint with the World Intellectual Property Organization. Back in July, WIPO ordered that the ipods.com domain be turned over to Apple. That case required a ruling from the organization in order for Apple to obtain control of the name while in the latest situation, the seven domain names were turned over to Apple before a ruling was necessary.

The iphone4s.com domain name was registered 3 years before the introduction of the Apple iPhone 4S. Apple does own the rights to iphone4.com, but not iphone3gs.com and iphone3.com. While ownership of the seven porn-linked domain names has changed, typing in the sites on your browser could still result with the porn site coming on your screen as it is up to Apple or MarkMonitor to change the destination site that the nameserver points to, and so far they have failed to do so in some cases.

source: Domainnamewire via AppleInsider


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15 Comments

1. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

I think that Apple should at the very least pay damages to the company for costs to register those domains. The company had to pay whatever they paid to register those domains in their name. If no damages are paid, its safe to assume the WIPO are apple fanboys.

3. beatsandmelody

Posts: 109; Member since: Nov 01, 2011

What's kind of ironic is that iphone4s.com seems to have been a way for the original registrant to shorten iphone for sex. 3 years later, an actual iPhone 4S is on the market!

11. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

not really... if i used ur intellectual property shud u pay me just because i decided i wanted to use it?

2. LewsTherin006

Posts: 140; Member since: Nov 18, 2011

apple should have bought these domain names when they launched the iphone, they also should buy iphone4sucks.com and the like so that way people cant make those kinds of sights. this is pretty standard through out the industry.

4. deathdvc

Posts: 9; Member since: Aug 29, 2011

Iphone = pubert customer

12. sudhar131998

Posts: 63; Member since: Sep 06, 2011

I totally agree with you .

13. sudhar131998

Posts: 63; Member since: Sep 06, 2011

but I think the site name iphone4s was basically meant to be iphone force

5. ghost_uwi

Posts: 47; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

hmmmm.......BAHAHHAAHHAAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHA ....... *breathes* ...... BAHAHAHAHHAHAAHAHHAAAHHAA

6. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Dirty deeds....done with sheep?

7. ivanko34

Posts: 617; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

Complete waste of time They don't like sex at apple ?

10. ZEUS.the.thunder.god unregistered

no coz they dont have the free will to do so. silly i-idiots

8. ZEUS.the.thunder.god unregistered

lol.. now what is apple going to do with www.iphoneporn4s.com,www.iphonesex4s.com,www.iphonexxforce.com, ???? sell porn when iphone fails ???

9. ZEUS.the.thunder.god unregistered

apple should also buy www.isuck.com,www.applesucks.com,

14. ibap

Posts: 867; Member since: Sep 09, 2009

Apple likes to brag about how many apps there are for their phones. So how about a count of fart apps and porn apps and sites?

15. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Iporn

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