AllthingsD.com has confirmed with the Seller of the domain name, the Sweden-based computing company Xcerion has sold the domain iCloud.com to Apple.
This confirms the story reported by GigaOm first reported Thursday, “though the Seller declined to say whether its rumored $4.5 million price tag was accurate.”
Apple has not always bought the matching domain for its products and still does not own ipad.com a domains which gets over 50,000 visitors a month according to Compete.com nor iTouch.com.
So I’m going to say that the entire story sounds good including the purchase price which would have been denied by one side or the other by now if wholly inaccurate.
The question becomes now what is Apple going to do with iCloud.com.
What is that product going to be?
We all know about plans for a music and photo locker system but somehow I think that an expansion of mobileme could have done the same thing.
So I think Apple’s plans are bigger, much bigger.
Could this be a project that leads to some sort of social networking space that include all your music, photos, friends and contacts and allows interaction?
Apple launched Ping a while back a interactive lets call it social space where you can share your like and dislikes of music, but its not HUGE.
I have the feeling that iCloud.com will be HUGE.
Once we find out what Apple’s Plan for it is.
If the purchase price does get confirmed at some point we will have the Largest domain purchase for 2011 officially hit the books