Apple Trying To Boot Hardcore Porn Sites From iPhone Domains

Apparently, dear reader, some websites that a casual observer would assume are Apple sites are actually landing sites for hardcore porn. Apple's filed complaint with the World Intellectual Property organisation against seven sites — all of which have iPhone in their url—including the especially troubling iPhone4s.com. (Don't click that NSFW NSFW porn it's porn NSFW!)

OK, so now that you're back from the porn site, here's the thing: The iphone4s site was originally registered in 2008, and similarly non-Apple domains like iphone3g.com and iphone3gs.com have been allowed to stand, though none of those direct users to such adult content. Apple's won cases like this in the past, like the ipods.com domain last year, but it's also bought up other domains it couldn't win, like icloud.com for a reported $US4.5 million.

We're on the record as being pro-iPhone porn. Several times over, actually. But it's prooobably (totally definitely) a little outside the realm of the reasonable to direct unsuspecting Apple browsers — maybe your mum! — to such prurient fare. But maybe we should head back to iPhone4S.com one more time just to be absolutely sure. You know, research. [Apple Insider]


Comments

    More IP lawsuits? :)

    Hehhehhhehhehe :)

    Wouldn't it make more sense to build an argument on the basis of misleading and deceptive conduct? Sure, Apple probably registered "iPhone4s" as a trade mark, but that could be one of several pillars.

    spewin, the iphone4s.com doesn't work from my end here at work :-) says its too busy, or firewalled...

    (I can reach other explicit sites so I reckon Giz readers are dirty minded animals)

    "prurient fare"? Is the word "prurient" ever actually used in normal conversation?

    Good news. I just checked and ischnitzel.com is available. Now to buy it and wait for apple's bundles of cash...

    I don't understand this shit, if you buy a domain it shoud be yours.. and if you don't wanna sell it then thats up to you. If they want the domain they should have gotten there first or be prepared to keep raising the offers in order to obtain it.

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