Last Saturday, Apple filed a claim with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) to acquire ‘iPad3.com’ domain and today, the request has already been granted as Apple now owns the ‘iPad3.com’ domain, TNW is reporting (via Fusible). The iPad3.com domain is now controlled by Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, a firm that has represented Apple in the past.
The ‘iPad3.com’ domain was registered in January 2012 and was owned by a company called Global Access, a company that has a history of losing “cybersquatting complaints” to AOL and Mastercard.
Detailing from the source:
Just a week after it submitted a case with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Apple has secured the rights to the iPad3.com domain, after its original owner transferred ownership the company’s legal representatives.
Domain records changed in the past 24 hours, seemingly without a fight from the previous registrant.
A UDRP search for the domain shows that the WIPO case it still active, suggesting that the watchdog hasn’t had the chance to issue a ruling on the case. In previous Apple domain disputes, including its recent iPhone5.com domain win, WIPO changes the status of a successful complaint to “Terminated.”
This hasn’t happened in this case.
It is quite interesting to note that in addition to today’s win, Apple also owns ‘iPhone5.com’ domain but the ‘iPad.com’ domain is still not Cupertino property.