I’ve written about this before. And it’s been a while since Apple has registered a set of nonsense domain names. On December 31, 2015, they did it again, they registered 62 new domain names that consist of just nonsense characters. From what I can tell, they don’t really mean anything. Here are a few of the domains that they recently registered:
It looks like they’re registering both .com and .net domains, which is different than what they registered before.
According to the whois, they’re on Amazon an server, based on the IP address:
Name Server(s) A.NS.APPLE.COM (has 4,169 domains)
B.NS.APPLE.COM (has 4,169 domains)
C.NS.APPLE.COM (has 4,169 domains)
D.NS.APPLE.COM (has 4,169 domains)
Certainly this could be something used for backup purposes, or testing purposes, but at this point no one has definitively been able to tell us why Apple continues to register nonsense domain names from time to time.