Yep The name was registered by Apple on 20-12-2006. Registrar markmonitor (these guys got alot of corp clients).
itun.es is now used as a url shortner for twitter. When you hit the “Share on Twitter” drop-down option for a song in iTunes, the link is truncated to iTun.es to reduce the character length of your tweet. Always a better choice then .LY imo
Now we just need to wait till Steve applies for the new gTLD DOT MAC
- Apple now using iTun.es for Twitter link shortener (tuaw.com)
- Apple Finally Has A Better Short URL for Ping: iTun.es (macstories.net)