Apple Goes To War Against iPhone Porn Sites

Apple Goes To War Against iPhone Porn Sites

Apple has targeted a number of mobile pornography websites that use the company’s popular smartphone in a bid to attract you to their saucy, one-hand wares. The Cupertino company has filed a complaint with the World Intellectual Property Organization which targets seven hardcore websites in total, all of which use the word ‘iPhone’ in their domain names.

While some of the domains quite clearly describe the content that is offered, such as porn4iPhones.com, others appear to be very innocent, like iPhone4S.com, which is the name of Apple’s latest iPhone and would be expected to point to Apple’s own website. Other domain names targeted by Apple include iPhonecamforce, and iPhonecam4S.

It is reported that the owner of the domains is unknown, with a privacy service in place that shields their personal ‘Who is’ information. The iPhone4S.com domain was registered back in August 2008, way before Apple announced its iPhone 4S, and even its iPhone 4.

This isn’t the first time Apple has turned to the World Intellectual Property Organization to solve a domain name dispute. Just this July, the organization demanded the domain iPods.com be transferred to Apple, and it now points to the company’s website.

[via AppleInsider]

  • Norton Hester Reardon III

    Flog the dolphin…

  • Daniel

    Best article photo ever.

  • John Weir

    Punch the clown, as long as you’re old enough why not??

  • Russ Anderson

    Brightest Nokia phone ever

  • claysm

    Heh, not very discreet is he.

  • CharliK

    Its worth pointing out that the porn issue is really moot. They aren’t going against the sites for porn but rather for the use of their trademark. 

    The only reason to mention the porn, especially in the headline is to hit whore. Which is becoming SOP for this site. 

  • Frodolives88

    I’m curious where you got that picture?

  • Brody Finnigan

    Hardly. You’ve seen how much Steve Jobs spoke out against pornography; he hated it in every way and that is certainly part of why Apple is doing this. 

  • GH

    The image has NOTHING to do with the story.. wtf?

  • GingerNinja

    Choke the chicken.

  • CharliK

    It might be icing on the cake but it is not a part of the main reason. This is about trademarks. 

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