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Apple targeting porn sites that use iPhone name

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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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