Apple Does It Again: Names Its new Product The iPad Mini Without Securing The Domain Name iPadMini.com 1st
Apple, Inc. (AAPL) just named its smaller iPad, the iPad Mini which is suppose to be released in October.
The domain name iPadMini.com is owned by Elie Berreby of Paris.
The domain was registered in 2005 well before the iPad was named, but after the iPod was a best seller.
The domain name iPadMini.com goes to a page that says in part:
“IP Ad Mini is a geo advertising project (beta). We serve geo targeted ads based on the IP address of users. With precise geolocation services, our private clients can reach thier users near their real-life geographic area.”
iPhone.com was purchased by Apple after it named the product.
Apple still does not own the domain name iPad.com
Apple had to go to WIPO and the UDRP route to get the domain names; iPads.com, iPhone5.com, iPhone4s.com, iTunes.net, iPad3.com all because they didn’t register the domains prior to the roll out of its products.