While Apple probably won’t end up using most domain names, it’s common for the company to secure many variations to ensure that others don’t have control over them.
Among the “Apple One” domain names registered yesterday by Apple:
Full contact information on domain registrations is redacted for privacy purposes, but given the large batch of domains and the fact that they all point to Apple’s nameservers, there’s no doubt that Apple is responsible for registrations.
Apple has been able to register a number of less common versions of Apple One domains, but it does not yet control several of the more popular ones such as appleone.com and appleone.net. Both of these areas have been registered by others for over a decade and it remains to be seen whether Apple will attempt to acquire them.
Apple may be struggling with appleone.com, which is home to a fairly large employment agency, while appleone.net is currently parked and listed as available for sale.
Apple One bundles, which could appear as early as Tuesday’s event or alongside new iPhones next month, will involve multiple tiers of existing Apple services offered at a slight discount. A basic package is expected to offer “Apple Music” and “Apple TV” +, while a second tier will also include Apple Arcade. A third level of plan will include all of the aforementioned services with Apple News +.
There will also be a premium tier that includes Apple Music, Apple TV +, Apple Arcade, Apple News + and iCloud storage, and there may also be a new fitness-focused service that offers virtual fitness classes.
8:10 update: References to additional subscription packages such as “Cancel Apple One” and “Keep Apple One” were discovered in the locate files of the Manage Subscriptions screen in iOS 14 by 9to5Mac.