Late last week it was reported that Apple purchased the “iCloud.com” domain name from Xcerion, an online storage company, for $4.5 million. It has since been assumed that this will be the name for Apple’s forthcoming online music storage system. At any rate, All Things Digital is reporting that they have independently verified that Apple […]
" />

Confirmed: Apple Bought iCloud.com Domain

002726-icloud.jpgLate last week it was reported that Apple purchased the “iCloud.com” domain name from Xcerion, an online storage company, for $4.5 million. It has since been assumed that this will be the name for Apple’s forthcoming online music storage system.

At any rate, All Things Digital is reporting that they have independently verified that Apple has indeed purchased the domain, but they could not confirm the $4.5 million price tag.

Here’s an excerpt from the report:

Apple has indeed acquired the domain name iCloud.com from Sweden-based hybrid cloud computing outfit Xcerion. Sources in position to know confirm that Apple bought the domain as GigaOm first reported Thursday, though they declined to say whether its rumored $4.5 million price tag was accurate.

For what it’s worth, iCloud.com still redirects to CloudMe.com, which is what Xcerion has rebranded their previously named iCould service to. Looking at the Whois, the domain is still technically in Xcerion’s possession as well. So there’s that.

Continue reading:

TAGS: