From E-Tailers Get Apple Nastygrams
Apple is ordering several online iPod accessory vendors to stop using the word "iPod" in their names or URLs.
Apple has sent legal notices to accessory vendors everythingipod.co.uk and iPodlife.
I personally think Apple is well within its rights and its reponsibilities to shareholders to protect its names and trademarks.
Other websites are claiming they have been monitoring this story for some time. I first noticed it when iPodLounge.com changed it's name to iLounge.com.
I personally have been involved in trying to bring an iPod peripheral to market myself ... I was warned by a company that produces many popular iPod peripherals that I could not have the word "iPod" or "Pod" in the name of the product ... that the product would have to have a cult name grow out the product's use - such as "podcasting"