Apple targeting porn sites that use iPhone name

Apple targeting porn sites that use iPhone name
According to Domain Name Wire, Apple has filed a complaint with the World Intellectual Property Organization against seven pornpgraphy sites that use the iPhone name as part of their web address. Even the site iPhone4S.com, which is merely the name of the Cupertino based tech firm's latest smartphone model, features hard-core pornography.

Because a privacy service is blocking the "Whois" information of the sites, the real owners of the offensive  web pages cannot be found. Interestingly, the domain name iPhone4S.com was registered in August 2008, more than three years before Apple released a phone with that name. Apple owns the domain name iPhone4.com, but doesn't have a connection to iPhone3GS.com and iPhone3.com.

The World Intellectual Property Agency is part of the United Nations. It is involved in settling disputes revolving around domain name ownership through the Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy, which applies to top-level domains including .com, .net, and .org. The seven domain names in Apple's complaint are iphonecamforce.com, iphonecam4s.com, iphoneporn4s.com, iphonesex4s.com, iphonexxxforce.com, iphone4s.com and porn4iphones.com.

WIPO has settled disputes involving Apple. This past July, the organization ordered that the domain name iPod.com be turned over tp the tech company. And when WIPO fails, there is still good ol' cash. In April, Apple bought "iCloud.com" from Xcerion allegedly paying $4.5 million for the domain name.

source: DomainNameWire via AppleInsider

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44 Comments

1. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

thumb this up if you tried going to the sites to see if they were real porn sites.

5. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Seing as the stats are that most of iphone buyers and users are teenagers you can bloody guarantee that most of them visit these sites regularly!!

8. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

Oh such an ignorant and stereotypical statement to make.

19. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Miz You obviously didn't read phonearenas very own report about a week ago that statistical studies have determined that the majority of apple buyers and users are teenagers

23. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Is that why 97% of of exchange users use iPads and 66% use iPhones. Android is great if you're broke and need a bargain bin phone.

25. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

You gotta love the false instilled "Im rich look at me with an iphone,ive arrived" swagger from islaves with condescending thoughts that Android is for poor people,its thoroughly and Unequivocally reinforcing the statement that iphones are viewed by their primary base band as a fashion statement and as social acceptance item. A daily laugh guaranteed!! A whole load of Android phones being better and higher than tech than iphones of course but also 'cheaper' due to carrrier networks being able to and free to offer better subsided prices on these phones where as most networks as phonearena has reported are chained to the groin by massive controlling contracts by Apple and thus can't offer the same subsidation. Islaves of course simply see the higher iphone price meaning their more important and richer as their product costs more despite the false economy of it!

28. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 2009

i'm a WP7 person I dont bother about ios or andriod but very very well said

46. denney

Posts: 98; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

Unfortunately I bought my HD7 3 weeks before the price dropped. Then due to a snafu in my contract I wasn't eligible for my rebate. /ihateeverything

30. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

um, some of the better Android phones justifiably cost more than an iPhone so who's broke here? not us. xD

36. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

That statistical study was ridiculously flawed.

27. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Dude, watching porn on your phone or PC is like having unprotected sex. You will pick up a virus, the difference is that a phone/PC virus can be cleaned. A human virus can kill you! If you are going to watch porn, go buy it at your local Ma & Pa porn shop, but if you are going to the web then watch out! Don’t go to these sites or you might get burned! lol

2. goflet

Posts: 50; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

i did :).

3. jasongohjr

Posts: 75; Member since: Sep 26, 2011

Lets setup all kind of page that start with 'i' and hopefully apple needs to use it as their domain name :D

7. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Its funny how apple call it the iphone really,the I meaning the phone is all personally yours when the sad truth is the phone is severely locked down and controlled by apple to all the restrictions they dictate almost to the point where they view the buyers as those holding their property.

11. shafboy

Posts: 179; Member since: Sep 26, 2010

I think the i stands for intelligent. Not to suit you

15. Ivan6479

Posts: 250; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

And where did you get this info?

22. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Seeing Some of the comments coming from apple to its users these days when they report faulty antennas etc the I could also stand for how apple views their minions, ie. maybe the I stands for 'idiots,idiotic,impest........or more suitable here for this article.........iconolagny!!!!! lol

33. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

no, its a mind trick. the i simply means i. it helps to trick the consumer mind into an owner mentality when buying it. iphone flips into "my phone" in the mind. one thing apple is good at is marketing. they are very good at marketing.

48. Damien_666

Posts: 37; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

i also stands for idiot, lol!

4. jasongohjr

Posts: 75; Member since: Sep 26, 2011

Or maybe apple are suing them so they could set up their own iporn website JUZ TO EARN MORE $$$

6. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

These websites will just be renames 'eyephone' kinda like futurama style!

34. BaiGanyo

Posts: 308; Member since: Feb 07, 2011

"big brother" apple doesn't allow porn. they decide what we can do with our own devices.

38. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

maybe they're about to launch their own iPorn and they don't want any competition.

9. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

So let me guess, phonearena ran out of stories to post?

14. GALAXY-S

Posts: 701; Member since: Jun 07, 2011

why are you suprised? phonearena will cover any story with an iphone in it

16. Ivan6479

Posts: 250; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

So very sad, but true. LOL

10. windowsRocks

Posts: 155; Member since: Oct 28, 2011

Is this a new feature of Iphone 5?

13. GALAXY-S

Posts: 701; Member since: Jun 07, 2011

THEY SHOULD JUST RENAME THE WEBSITES TO ANDROPORN.COM, EVOPORN.COM , PORNFORDROID.COM OR XXXGALAXYS.COM .. LOL THERE WOULD BE NO ISSUES WITH THESE NAMES

17. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

There would be. No one would visit the sites because they've never heard of those names. These websites are trying to cash in on the worlds best smartphone.

20. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

really? no one would go to iPhone4S.com? ;)

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