Report: Apple acquires Me.com

It appears the apple.com has acquired the domain ME.com

The domain is now registered at markmonitor.com and the DNS servers have been recently updated.

Me.com points to the domain administrator as Apple’s Ken Eddings, the same employee responsible for MobileMe.com as well as many other Apple-owned domains, including iPod.com.

Apple uses markmonitor.com for most of its domains including mobileme.com which has been rumored to be the replacement for the .Mac name

Does this acquisition give more credibility and worth to the new .me extension.?

Or will apple use the ME.com to claim infringement on some .me names?

Comments

  1. Seyi says

    I don’t think apple could have any right over .me ext. 1st: as long as one doesn’t use any of their trademarked names. 2nd: .me ext is already making ‘inroad’ in the industry before Apple bought Me.com; besides it would be an uphill battle for apple, think of 10s or 1000s domain owners with me exts. Would they sue everybody? I suspect Apple might be joining the “socialnetworking bandwagon”. Since we are in ‘Me-Me’ generation, I think the name would sell itself to the web users. Apple could make some dent in the market share by promoting the starting with iPoders and Mac-heads

  2. says

    What is really interesting is the buzz that will be created in corporate circles as they discuss the “why’s ” of the buy.
    The answers can only bring other businesses closer to understanding why adding another memorable domain to a company like Apple is a stragegic part of their business plan.
    Like a domino, others will follow…..

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