updated 03:53 pm EDT, Thu June 7, 2012
Company still has 13 pending cases
Apple has won the rights to the aplestore.com domain name via a complaint with the World Intellectual Property Organization, says Domain Name Wire. The address is currently registered to a man in Poland, and as of this writing still links to a webpage full of advertising. The page exploits typos made by people trying to reach applestore.com, which redirects to Apple's online store.
The complaint is the first Apple has won in 2012 under the WIPO's Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy. Apple has actually taken control of several other domains this year by filing WIPO complaints, but unlike the most recent case, the others were resolved before the UDRP panel could make a decision. One example is iphone5.com.
Another 13 domains are still in dispute. These include itunes.net, wwwipodlounge.com, applestor.com, wwwitune.com, apple-9.com, and several deliberate misspellings of applemusic.com.