Photo by (Nathan Ernest Olupot)
Photo by (Nathan Ernest Olupot)
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Cupertino-based tech firm, Apple Inc. for the past few years has been purchasing domains with the iCloud name. In one of their recent purchase, the Cupertino firm bought the iCloud.net domain at an unknown price, from a little known Asian social network that has existed for six (6) years, informing its users that it will be shutting down before Feb 20th, 2017. However, users could still log into the service and delete their accounts before all the data is deleted effective March 1st, 2017.

The number of active users or registered users on the platform is unknown.

In some of their aquization, in 2011, Apple acquired iCloud.com from Swedish software firm, Xcerion in 2011 for around $5.2 million. According to reports by TechCrunch, iCloud.co.uk also appears to be the last iCloud holdout, a domain that Apple is yet to acquire.

TechCrunch described the iCloud.net domain as a cross between a pared-down blogging platform and a pared-down Facebook.

Just like an other social media platform, with iCloud.net, “You can share your activities, pictures, music, videos, movies, write your daily blogs, and join in your favorite groups, and so forht. The platform gives you the latest news feeds from your friends, interact with friends and get the fun of life is our greatest expectations,” TechCrunch who have tried out the platform reports.

iCloud.net to destroy all its data effective March 1st, 2017 after its acquisition to Apple Inc.
iCloud.net to destroy all its data effective March 1st, 2017 after its acquisition to Apple Inc.

Tong Lei, Developer of the site told TechCrunch he, will keep other existing portals operating; Bitcoin site and a Yunano, as he plans to open up a ‘coupon website’ for Chinese consumers.

“No more social sites,” he said.