Apple Seizes 16 Domain Names From A Guy In One Fell Swoop
When you own domain names associated with the trademarks of a large company, more often than not, theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re going to file a complaint with the ICANN UDRP (Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy). And more often than not, theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re going to win control of the name. Such was the case yesterday with 16 names related to Apple that one man happened to own.
Specifically, Daniel Bijan, a Los Angeles-based Ã¢â‚¬Å“mega producer, singer, and entrepreneur,Ã¢â‚¬Â owned 16 domains that Apple wanted. Apple filed a complain to UDRP in November, and won the rights to all of them yesterday. The domains are all related to iPods, iPod accessories, iPhones, iPhone accessories, Macs, and MacBooks, with the crown jewel being macbookpro.com.
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