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Apple Fighting Against URLs Using iPhone Name to Link to Porn

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"...why Apple didn’t proactively get that domain name before releasing the product?"

Some seemingly harmless websites, like www.iphone4s.com and www.iphonecamforce.com, could be leading unsuspecting users to some damaging mobile porn sites, and Apple isn't standing for it any longer.

Apple has taken its issue with these sites, as well as some that have more obviously explicit terms associated with its iPhone products in a URL, to the World Intellectual Property Organization. TUAW reports that Apple doesn't usually resort to contacting the WIPO for infringements such as this but most likely is taking issue with these cases because they don't want customers accidentally stumbling upon these sites, nor does the company want to have them associated with its name.

Domain Name Wire, a news source for the domain name industry, reports similar reasons:

I suspect the iPhone4s.com domain name is particularly troubling to Apple given that unsuspecting internet surfers are likely to type that in.

And really, you have to ask yourself why Apple didn’t proactively get that domain name before releasing the product. It was registered in August 2008, so someone else had the foresight to follow Apple’s naming conventions.

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