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Apple has reportedly bought the iCloud.com domain name for $4.5m. According to Gigaom's Om Malik, who cites a source familiar with Sweden-based former iCloud.com owner Xcerion, the transaction took place recently. To add fuel to the rumour, Xcerion's storage-as-a-cloud service recently morphed into a new domain name of …

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  1. Velv
    Go

    d'oh!

    Nice one Xcerion - sell Apple iCloud, but make sure you've got CloudMe first :)

    I bet the Execs at Apple are kicking themselves now for not registering it BEFORE they bought iCloud

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Joke

    eltiT

    Just remind them to call a taxi for the ride home today.

  3. Captain Scarlet
    Go

    starts

    registering domains with i + generic names

    ihoover

    itaxi

    iradiator

    1. Oz
      Joke

      starts

      iShag?

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Joke

        I've seen you and you don't shag

        don't need no stinking stuff here

      2. This post has been deleted by its author

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      i like the logo...

      Domain Name: ISHIT.COM

      Registrar: GODADDY.COM, INC.

      Whois Server: whois.godaddy.com

      Referral URL: http://registrar.godaddy.com

      Name Server: NS1.TUKTUK.SGSVR.COM

      Name Server: NS2.TUKTUK.SGSVR.COM

      Status: clientDeleteProhibited

      Status: clientRenewProhibited

      Status: clientTransferProhibited

      Status: clientUpdateProhibited

      Updated Date: 23-feb-2011

      Creation Date: 22-feb-1999

      Expiration Date: 22-feb-2012

    3. Stoneshop Silver badge
      Coat

      How long

      before Apple are going after Iran and Iraq, 'scuse me, iRan and iRaq. Surely the countries involved still using those names must be an abomination to the Church of Jobs. iRan could revert to using Persia, and personally I think Mesopotamia is a much nicer name than iRaq anyway.

  4. Ralph B
    Dead Vulture

    Big Potatoes

    Kinda puts the $375k that the BBC paid Boston Business Computing for bbc.com into perspective, doesn't it?

    I seem to remember that The Reg got a bit hot-under-the-collar about that story a few years ago. Ah, yes, here it is:

    - http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/10/05/bbc_domain/

    Might be worth revisiting that story now, maybe?

    With or without Playmobil re-enactments.

    1. Captain Scarlet
      Coat

      3 letter domain

      Even for 2005 for a 3 letter domain name owned by another company thats really good value, although I can't say I could afford that myself.

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Alien

    iRegister.com

    How much would you give me for iRegister.com

  6. nyelvmark
    Jobs Halo

    Hmmm

    I think I'm going to register iGod.com before Steve Jobs founds the Apple religion.

    1. Figgus

      Before?

      Too late.

  7. Anonymous Coward
    Alien

    iCRASH.com

    "Yahoo! Mail is down for many, nobody seems to know why"

    http://thenextweb.com/industry/2011/04/28/yahoo-mail-is-down-for-many-nobody-seems-to-know-why/

  8. Mikey 1
    WTF?

    But why?

    They've already got me.com. Ok, no the pun wasn't intended.

    Even so, millions on a domain that is less memorable. For something that extends what mobileme is about?

    Rather expensive redirect.

  9. Chris 3
    Thumb Down

    Not sure I believe this

    iCloud doesn't seem to gel with Apple's naming philosophy somehow. Apple is all about the user experience, not about the underlying tech. iCloud is an underlying-tech-based name.

    we shall see.

    1. KrisMac
      Flame

      yeah but...

      ... dontcha think that 'iPad' is just a little bit about the underlying tech as well - sorta/kinda/maybe??

      And really - who knows what 'cloud' really means anyway?

      To me its just a 'back to the future' return to my mainframe days as a student. The 'User Experience' is completely untouched by the tech and what you percieve to be the experience is solely the domain of the delivery mode, (browser, thin client or SaaS service portal)...

  10. Anonymous Coward
    Happy

    Pendant

    "registering domains with i + generic names"

    'ihoover' is not a generic name - Hoover is a brand. The generic name would be 'ivacuum'.... which I don't, because I am a bloke, and its wimmins work.

  11. NoneSuch Silver badge
    Coat

    Well,...

    iDontCare

    Where's my coat? Time for the pub.

    1. Stoneshop Silver badge
      Coat

      Your user experience at the pub

      will probably involve you iMbibing some beverage or other.

      (the one with the iNner lining)

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  14. JoshI
    Alert

    Wow, I wonder what OrangeJuice.com will go for?

    My fried has it in a no-reserve auction. Register by May 21st,

    Go to OrangeJuice.com if you're interested to see what a really good domain might go for!!!

    Cheers

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