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Apple Buys iCloud.com Domain For $4.5 Million 99

Posted by CmdrTaco
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An anonymous reader writes "A report on late Wednesday night relayed that Apple recently purchased the iCloud.com domain from Xcerion for a cool $4.5 million. Indeed, iCloud.com now re-directs to CloudMe.com. With such a hefty price tag, Apple clearly must have serious plans for the cloud in the pipeline..."
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Apple Buys iCloud.com Domain For $4.5 Million

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  • Re:iName (Score:4, Informative)

    by grub (11606) <slashdot@grub.net> on Thursday April 28, 2011 @09:49AM (#35962358) Homepage Journal

    Prepare the lawsuits to demand the registration be handed over.

    Did you read the full summary? Apple already bought the name, it's a bit late in the day to make that demand.
  • Follow the trail (Score:5, Informative)

    by Nimloth (704789) on Thursday April 28, 2011 @09:54AM (#35962398)
    Gigaom says "Apple May Have Snapped Up iCloud.com" because "My source [...] says that Xcerion has sold the domain to Apple for about $4.5 million. Xcerion hasn’t responded to my queries as yet. At the time of writing, the Whois database showed Xcerion as the owner of iCloud.".
    EdibleApple says "Apple reportedly buys iCloud.com domain for $4.5 million" because "Gigaom is reporting that Apple recently purchased the iCloud.com domain from Xcerion for a cool $4.5 million.".
    Which on Slashdot becomes "Apple Buys iCloud.com Domain For $4.5 Million" saying "A report on late Wednesday night relayed that Apple recently purchased the iCloud.com domain from Xcerion for a cool $4.5 million.".
    When enough people speculate on the same thing, it apparently makes it undeniably so.

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