Apple grabs domain after filing claim

Macworld Australia Staff
5 July, 2012
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Apple has taken ownership of the domain after its original owner handed control over to Apple’s representative, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton.

According to Fusible, the domain was transferred in the last 24 hours, with the “Whois record for… updated to reflect the change in ownership from Global Access to Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, a law firm that has represented the company in several patent and trademark infringement cases.”

The company had filed a claim last week for the domain with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), in a similar fashion to the domain dispute.

However, unlike the case, this time the owner released the domain to Apple’s representatives quickly without involving the WIPO.

A UDRP search into the dispute states the case’s status as ‘active’, and the speed at which the transfer was made hints that the WIPO did not have a chance to adjudicate.

The inactive domain was registered in January 2010 on the same day that then CEO-Steve Jobs introduced the first iPad at a San Francisco Apple-hosted event.

Domain Name Wire first reported Apple’s claim on Saturday.

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