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IntroducedOctober 27, 2015; 4 years ago (2015-10-27)
TLD typeGeneric top-level domain
SponsorApple Inc.
Intended useInformation and support about Apple products
Actual useUsed for promotional and practical purposes by Apple
Registered domains25 (18 May 2020)[1]
Registration restrictionsDomains can be registered exclusively by Apple
Registry websitehttps://www.apple.com/legal/intellectual-property/tld/

.apple is a generic top-level domain (gTLD) in the Domain Name System of the internet. It is owned by Apple Inc, and was officially delegated on 27 October 2015.[2]


In Apple's application for the gTLD, Apple stated that their intentions were to "provide consumers with another opportunity to learn about Apple, and its products and services".[3]

Apple created the microsite "experience.apple" in 2018 as part of a marketing campaign to promote the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max.[4] The site featured 3D capabilities, where users could tilt their device around to view a 3D model for the iPhones.[5]


  1. ^ ".APPLE - New gTLD - Top Level Domain Statistics".
  2. ^ "IANA — Delegation Report for .apple". www.iana.org. Retrieved 2020-05-18.
  3. ^ McCarthy, Kieren. "Look out, world! Apple is about to launch .apple". The Register. Retrieved 18 May 2020.
  4. ^ Rossignol, Joe. "New iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max 'Experience' Website Puts '.Apple' Top-Level Domain to Use". macrumors.com. Retrieved 18 May 2020.
  5. ^ "Apple Launches iPhone XS Microsite Using .Apple Domain". iClarified. Retrieved 18 May 2020.