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Apple has succeeded in prying loose a gaggle of iPhone-related domain names that were being used by a porn purveyor to redirect to its digital rumpy-pumpy wares. As The Reg reported earlier this month, Apple filed a complaint with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) alleging misuse of 'iPhone" in the seven domain …

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'iphonexxxforce.com' forced to come clean

Could've just used a hand full of tissues to get the job done

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Boffin

DNS delegation can take a while

to propagate around all the world's ISPs. Typical transition times following a nameserver change can range from an hour to up to 72 hours, depending on the time you redelegate the domain, how often each ISP polls the various NICs for DNS changes, and where you are in the world relative to the domain's host and nameservers. So it's not surprising that in some areas at least, the old sites still remain "intact" - try again tomorrow and see if that's still the case.

In layman's terms: If you change a domain name to point to a different site, the change takes a while to be recognised around the world.

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Anonymous Coward

why so unimaginative with these domain names ??

ibone.xxx and/or imoan.xxx would pass these simple tests surely ?

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Maybe Apple WANTS the domains

Of course then they would need something like "itunes.xxx" to sell things. It could be a lucrative market.

Remember: "Jocks only think about sports, geeks only think about sex".

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