Again, on January 9th, Apple register another 682 (six hundred and eighty two!) nonsense domain names. I’ve been following these nonsense domain name purchases since they started purchasing them a while back. Here are a few of the domains on the latest purchase:
It looks to me like these are both .com and .net domains. They’re not all the same length, and I am not sure what exactly these domains mean. Your guess is as good as mine.
On December 31, they registered 62 nonsense domains.
Here’s a sample of one of the domains’ whois:
Domain Name: agruimjfsklcyp.com
Registry Domain ID: 1992476260_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.corporatedomains.com
Registrar URL: www.cscprotectsbrands.com
Updated Date: 2016-01-08T01:49:52Z
Creation Date: 2016-01-08T01:49:52Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2018-01-08T01:49:52Z
Registrar: CSC CORPORATE DOMAINS, INC.
Sponsoring Registrar IANA ID: 299
Registrar Abuse Contact Email:
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +1.8887802723
Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited http://www.icann.org/epp#clientTransferProhibited
Registry Registrant ID:
Registrant Name: Domain Administrator
Registrant Organization: Apple Inc.
Registrant Street: 1 Infinite Loop
Registrant City: Cupertino
Registrant State/Province: CA
Registrant Postal Code: 95014
Registrant Country: US
Registrant Phone: +1.4089961010
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax: +1.4089741560
Registrant Fax Ext:
Registry Admin ID:
Admin Name: Domain Administrator
Admin Organization: Apple Inc.
Admin Street: 1 Infinite Loop
Admin City: Cupertino
Admin State/Province: CA
Admin Postal Code: 95014
Admin Country: US
Admin Phone: +1.4089961010
Admin Phone Ext:
Admin Fax: +1.4089741560
Admin Fax Ext:
Registry Tech ID:
Tech Name: Domain Administrator
Tech Organization: Apple Inc.
Tech Street: 1 Infinite Loop
Tech City: Cupertino
Tech State/Province: CA
Tech Postal Code: 95014
Tech Country: US
Tech Phone: +1.4089961010
Tech Phone Ext:
Tech Fax: +1.4089741560
Tech Fax Ext:
Name Server: d.ns.apple.com
Name Server: a.ns.apple.com
Name Server: c.ns.apple.com
Name Server: b.ns.apple.com
Based on my experience with these nonsense domains in the past, they typically don’t resolve and at some point they may “go away” and become available again. They have been pointed to Amazon web services in the past, but right now they’re not resolving to anything.