Apple goes domain name crazy registers at least 50 on WWDC day

first_imgApple stealthily registered at least 50 product domain names the same day as its annual Worldwide Developers Conference keynote on Monday. On a day when iOS 5, iCloud, and OS X Lion were made very public, it makes sense Apple would want to cover off any domain squatters looking to make some money.In addition to various iTunes Match and iMessage domain names, other products featured in the domains include Versions, Resume, Gestures, AirDrop, and Launchpad. Whereas some of the domain names, like iTunesinthecloud.com, are pretty self explanatory, there are some that have us a little more interested. One of the recurring names includes the words “PC Free.”AdChoices广告PC Free is a new feature of iOS 5 that allows you to own an iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch without having to own a computer. You can activate and set up your device wirelessly, and back up your device automatically with iCloud. Apple registered Applepcfree.com, iOS5pcfree.com, iPadpcfree.com, iPhonepcfree.com, PCfreeipad.com, and PCfreeiphone.com. The one thing missing in the list of PC Free URLs is anything to do with the iPod touch, with is a little strange, considering it has domain names for PC Free Apple, iOS, iPad, and iPhone.We know Apple paid $4.5 million recently to buy the iCloud.com domain name, but we seriously doubt it paid anything close to that for these other domains. In addition to iCloud.com, Apple also now owns Appleicloudphotos.com, Appleicloudphotosream.com, iCloudstorageapi.com, and icloudstorageapis.com.It’s pretty unlikely that Apple will ever actually use most of these domains since the majority of them are long and not very catchy. A domain name like iPhonedocumentsinthecloud.com isn’t exactly one that you remember off hand, for example.via TechCrunchlast_img read more

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