How Apple destroyed the Chinese social network iCloud.net
22.02.2017 Erika J. Wells 0 Comments
Apple bought domain, which was the Chinese social network, so the founders of the service had to close. The website located at the domain iCloud.net.
Apple decided to buy a domain name iCloud.net one of the last parts related to the company’s cloud service, which the company had not owned. Corporation of Cupertino took more than 5 years, to buy the iconic domain.
What kind of audience was in social network iCloud.net unknown. Now when you try to go to the website it is reported that the social network will be closed until 1 March 2017. The creators of the service offered to all users to delete their accounts on their own before that happens automatically. The developers recommend to abandon the use of e-mail addresses “**@icloud.net”.
According to preliminary information, domain iCloud.net to cost Apple $1.5 million.
“We made the decision to close the site iCloud.net and to terminate the provision of all our services. Our social service works since 2011, but now iCloud.net completed its mission, it’s time for him to resign,” — said the Creator of the social network Tong Li.
In 2011, shortly before the launch of iCloud a cloud service Apple bought the domain iCloud.com the company Xcerion. The transaction value amounted to $5.2 million.