Msg#: 3431744 posted 5:55 pm on Aug 25, 2007 (gmt 0)
Are I(DomainWord).com domains more valuable than any other tld version of the domain without the "I"?
I don't think one can make a blanket statement either way. Some names lend themselves to the i or e prefix, while others ... well, there are a heck of a lot of i and e domains that are parked...  if there were a .net version of the domain in question, I'd take that -- even if I did also take the i or e versions [/edit]
You could expand the question to include i- and e- (hyphenated) domains as well...
If you can outguess Apple's next i- #*$! product, well, "there 'ya go"...
[edited by: Laker at 6:47 pm (utc) on Aug. 25, 2007]
Msg#: 3431744 posted 7:18 pm on Aug 25, 2007 (gmt 0)
Personally, I think these are tired trendy prefixes from past bubbles.
"e" is the older one, going back at least 10 years (maybe 15?) and I guess is supposed to stand for "electronic". It's use predates the popular availability of the Internet, and I believe the usage started completely outside of the online world, in packaged software products.
"i" I suppose is supposed to stand for "Internet". Or, in Apple's case, perhaps "me".
The industry goes through these naming fads. I remember when Wordstar was the popular word processor, and there are zillions of products called <something>star.