Apple wants an arbitration panel to award it the iPad3.com domain name.
Officially, there is no iPad 3. When Apple introduced the third iteration of its tablet computer, the company referred to it as 'the new iPad.' Now DomainWire reports that while Apple does not own the iPad3.com domain name, it has filed with a case with the World Intellectual Property Organization, under the uniform domain name dispute resolution policy. A company called Global Access in Isle of Man currently owns the domain, according to the post.
MacRumors notes that Apple last month gained control of the iPhone5.com domain.
As the usual caveat goes, Apple has bought up or taken control of numerous domains that aren't necessarily products or future products. That is perhaps best illustrated with the company's purchase of iSlate.com near the end of 2007, roughly two years before the company would unveil its slate-like device, the iPad.