updated 11:45 am EDT, Sun July 31, 2011
Apple gets iPods domain after dispute
Apple has won the upper hand in its dispute over iPods.com this weekend with a World Intellectual Property Organization ruling granting it control of the domain. WIPO panelist David Cairns has ordered that parking site holder MP3Gold.com give the domain over. Details of the justification weren't available as of Sunday.
The move is one of the few in recent memory where Apple has used legal measures to get a domain. Even as recently as its acquisitionof iCloud.com, the company has usually turned to buying the addresses instead. It bought iPhone.com shortly after its original model reached the market and also snapped up iPhone4.com and WhiteiPhone.com just days ago.
Several obvious domains remain in the hands of other companies, including iPad.com, iPhone5.com, Macs.com and others that are again mostly left to parking sites. Apple hasn't revealed its intent but, with the more recent action, may be keen to get more. [via Fusible]