More confirmation is reaching us that the www.itunes.co.uk domain is back in the hands of Apple. As we were recently reporting, Apple has been involved in a bitter legal dispute with Benjamin Cohen over the rights to the www.itunes.co.uk domain. Well, despite the domain being registered to Cohen since before Apple launched its music download service, we can now report that Apple has won the rights to the www.itunes.co.uk domain.
Cohen offered to sell the site in October 2004, by then getting over 4,000 hits a day, to Napster, but the offer was declined. Apple offered him $5,000 for it but he asked for $50,000.
Cohen has vowed to appeal against the decision, but I really don't fancy his chances. Do you? Still, sometimes the struggle yields its own rewards. Good luck Cohen, you will need it.