Friday, April 29, 2011

Sources Confirm Apple's Purchase of

Earlier this week, a source reported to GigaOM that Apple has purchased the domain name for the sum of $4.5 million, presumably preparing to roll out its forthcoming cloud-based music service under that name.

All Things Digital now briefly notes that it has confirmed that Apple has in fact purchased the domain, although sources declined to confirm the purchase price.

Apple has indeed acquired the domain name 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. continues to redirect to the rebranded service, and Whois databases continue to list Xcerion as the owner of the domain.

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