As we have discussed before Apple has been awful about obtaining domain names that match their products prior to announcing them and this is just other case.
The domain name Earpod.com has been registered since 2008 and is being forwarded to a hearing clinic site at: myhearpod.com.
The company that owns the domain name earpod.com owns a trademark on the term “hearpod” and maybe in a position to object to Apple’s trademark or sued Apple for infringing on its mark especially since the own Earpod.com.
Certainly it’s an issue Apple should have resolved prior to yesterday’s announcement.
The domain Earpods.com has been registered just since last year under privacy at Name.com.
The domain goes to a page which includes contact information for the domain as an email address at DNSR.Com which stands for Domain Name Sales Report.
This is another domain name that Apple should have acquired prior to the announcement.