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Apple purchases iCloud.com domain for $4.5 million?

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By Charles Starrett

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Published: Thursday, April 28, 2011
News Categories: Apple

Apple has purchased the iCloud.com domain name for $4.5 million, according to a new report. Citing an anonymous tipster, GigaOM reports that iCloud.com was until recently used by Sweden-based Xcerion for its cloud-based storage service, which has since been rebranded as CloudMe. The source, who is said to be familiar with the company, said Xcerion sold the iCloud domain to Apple for $4.5 million, although the Whois database still lists Xcerion as the owner of the domain. As noted in the article, Apple is reportedly working on a cloud-based “locker” for content that could be branded as iCloud; it could also be considering the name for its upcoming cloud-based music service.

Update: Citing sources “in position to know,” AllThingsD reports that it has “confirmed” Apple’s purchase of the iCloud.com domain name.

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but Amazon can buy AMAcloud.com smile

Posted by gaetano marano on April 28, 2011 at 7:56 AM (PDT)

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