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updated 05:15 pm EDT, Tue July 3, 2007

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It has been confirmed that Apple has finally succeeded in purchasing the domain name from Michael Kovatch. Kovatch is something of a domain name profiteer, having himself bought the domain in 1995 before the iPod or even the original iMac. He's also the owner of several other high-profile, domain names like,,,,,,, and DomainTools reports "Michael said this last week was a very busy one inside of Apple. He was holding out because he truly wanted to use the domain." Traffic to had, obviously, skyrocketed in the last 6 months." The domain is still in Michael's account under Domains by Proxy but Apple plans to transfer the domain in the next week. The domain reportedly fetched more than $1 million.

by MacNN Staff





  1. chas_m


    Joined: Dec 1969



    I love Apple but I'm going to side with the squatter on this one. He had the foresight to buy that domain name in **1995**, he deserves every penny. :)

  1. Jeronimo2000

    Joined: Dec 1969



    He owns ""? Wow, that's... uhm, very high-profile indeed. What the heck is a kovo?

  1. PookJP

    Joined: Dec 1969



    That's Apple's cloaking device that's being released in 2012.

  1. talisker

    Joined: Dec 1969


    You can tell...

    he's being registering these things since the mid-90s. Cyberwine - funny how dated the whole cyber prefix seems these days.

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