Apple has bought icloud.net, reports TechCrunch. It was one of the last domain names relating to any of the company's brands but owned and used by someone else.
Icloud.net has been in use for a smaller social network, which is now closed down at the end of February. Users therefore have a week to log in and see if they have something they need to save before everything disappears.
When Apple would open the iCloud service in 2011, the company paid about 45 million for the domain name icloud.com, which before was owned by Xcerion. Apple could also buy off the company's remaining domains few years later, including icloud.us, icloud.eu and around 170 other names.
There is something remarkable that it has taken so long for Apple to persuade the old owner to sell, and it is unknown how much the company was forced to pay.