The New iPad (third Generation iPad) had been named as iPad 3, much before its release. Had this name be official, it would have made sense, given that they named the previous model the iPad 2.
However, Apple decided to call their latest tablet device as “The New iPad.”
But then they filed a case with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) saying that they should own the domain name www.ipad3.com. This might remind you of what happened when Apple acquired iPhone 5.com
The domain name was registered in January of 2010. It is currently owned by Global Access, a company that had to give up previously owned domain names due to complaints by AllState, AOL, and MasterCard.
It seems that Global Access does this on purpose, in a process called cybersquatting. iPad3.com is reported to be parked but is currently unavailable to access at the time of this news report being written.
Interestingly, there are many iPad domain names registered, but not to Apple. For example, somebody who owns iPad4.com has a lot of iPad Jokes. iPad.com itself is not owned by Apple either, but it looks like a legitimate site.
Source: Cult Of Mac