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Apple has picked itself up the applecoronavirus.com domain name

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What you need to know

  • Apple has a hot new domain name on its hands.
  • It has registered applecoronavirus.com.
  • The domain isn't linked to a website yet.

Apple has registered a new web domain with applecoronavirus.com now under its stewardship. It appears to have taken ownership on Friday, April 10 according to WHOIS records spotted by MacRumors.

While the domain isn't yet linked to a website it's perhaps notable that it was registered on the same day Apple and Google announced a joint program to help with the tracing of coronavirus patients and those they came into contact with.

Screenshot Apple Coronavirus Website Registration

Screenshot Apple Coronavirus Website Registration (Image credit: iMore)

The domain registrar for applecoronavirus.com is CSC Corporate Domains, a company that Apple has used before.

Oliver Haslam
Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.