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Apple wants to evict domain squatters

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Apple has had a continuing problem with domain squatters over the years, often paying good money to grab such internet domain names as iPhone.com, iMac.com, and others from people who have nabbed those names. Now the company is filing a complaint with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in order to try to gain ownership of Applecom.com and ApplePrinters.com.

Applecom.com points to a site that asks you to fill out an online survey for a chance to win "valuable prizes," while ApplePrinters.com just shows a common holding page. We do not recommend filling out the survey, by the way.

What's odd is that Apple chose to hit these two domains, while others -- including iPad.com and MacBook.com -- are still in the hands of cybersquatters who are apparently waiting for Apple to pay them a lot of spendolas for those domain names.

In this article: apple, Cybersquatting, typosquatting, WIPO
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