Apple Takes Over Its $4.5m iCloud Purchase

Apple Takes Over Its $4.5m iCloud Purchase

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With just 4 days to go until this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference and the unveiling of Apple’s new iCloud service, the company decided now would be a good time to take control of its $4.5 million purchase for the domain.

The domain iCloud.com now officially belongs to Apple after transferring from its previous owner Xcerion – a Swedish company who previously ran cloud-based services under the iCloud name. It was revealed that Apple purchased the iCloud.com domain back in April, but until yesterday the whois domain registration still listed Xcerion as the owner.

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Visitors to iCloud.com are still redirected to Xcerion’s service, however, which has now been rebranded to CloudMe. It is believed the domain won’t point to Apple’s new service until just before its launch.

Apple confirmed iCloud speculation in a press release earlier this week in which it mentioned its “upcoming cloud services” under the iCloud name. In addition to iCloud.com, the Cupertino company also owns iCloud.org.

Anyone else wishing they were the first to register iCloud.com?

[via MacRumors]

  • Jaap Steensma

    I did own the icloud.com domain name but then I sold it to Xcerion…. Bad move I guess?!

  • Táyò Salako

    yes very bad

  • Yasaswy Nagavolu

    Yeah I sold apple.com in the same way.. too bad.. Just kidding..

  • Felface

    Why does it say record created in 2007?

  • Vik

    I am gonna start buying domain names starting with “i” and wait for apple to buy it. :D

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