Share:

  • Facebook
  • Hacker News

Follow:

  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • RSS
Chris Cardell

Apple to target the self-involved

Although not confirmed, it is thought that Apple may have purchased ‘Me.com‘. A quick whois of Me.com gives no results other than a its parking with markmonitor which has been previously used by Apple. However a search of the SOA records yields the output shown below.

Apple Me.comHighlighted is the DNS administrator which appears to be eddingsk.apple.com. This is a fairly good indication that the domain has been purchased by Apple. We can only speculate what Me.com will be used for, however there is talk of it being a rebranding or add-on to the .mac service offered by Apple. iPhones and iPod Touchs aren’t Macs, Apple may be looking to create a similar service for their non mac devices and generally open up to a wider audience with a more generic name. A domain such as me.com will have been purchased by Apple for millions of dollars, if not tens of millions of dollars. Either way, Apple won’t have taken the decision likely and they will have a clear vision for the domains end result.

Me.com was the previous home of SnappVille.com, they changed their domain name last last year. Apple may announce Me.com when they announce the next generation iPhone in the next few days. Who knows, Apple may have planted the small link knowing that it would build anticipation, but this is doubtful as Apple fans generally build their own anticipation.

This entry was posted on Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008 at 12:52 am GMT. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.



Quick links

Print | Email this story

You might also like

    None Found

Most Popular


Recent Articles



What do you wish you’d have known 7 years ago when you started out?

It’s such a different world now though. When we started there were really no PHP frameworks, no javascript libraries like jQuery. I hand coded every line of javascript...
Ian Landsman (HelpSpot)

Ian Landsman
HelpSpot

How long did it take to put together Signsquid?

From the moment we got the idea to the moment the application went online, it took us around a year. This includes the legal research and validations, the...
Georges Saad (Signsquid)

Georges Saad
Signsquid

What are you most excited about at the moment?

Mobile commerce is in its infancy. People are migrating to mobile and the numbers are growing rapidly. In the next few years...
John Phan (Qwiqq)

John Phan
Qwiqq

What was technically the most challenging part of developing ZoomShift?

Keeping it simple. Scheduling is a complex problem, and everyone seems to approach it a bit differently. We found out pretty quick that...
Benjamin Bartling (ZoomShift)

Benjamin Bartling
ZoomShift