Update: So as pointed out this looks to be something to do with whois-spam. Strange that its the first time I have personally seen this before. Link1, Link2
When loading Apple.com I am getting the following error
Access Denied You don’t have permission to access “http://www.apple.com/” on this server.
Reference #18.301deb3f.1317756953.ae3bd422 And a whois of apple.com shows the following Domain names in the .com and .net domains can now be registered
with many different competing registrars. Go to http://www.internic.net
for detailed information. APPLE.COM.WWW.BEYONDWHOIS.COM
APPLE.COM To single out one record, look it up with “xxx”, where xxx is one of the
of the records displayed above. If the records are the same, look them up
with “=xxx” to receive a full display for each record.
>>> Last update of whois database: Tue, 04 Oct 2011 19:33:53 UTC <<<
Dont know if it would be wise to order anything from apple.com right now ….