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"I" and "E" in front of one word domains

Example.com vs IExample.tld

   
5:02 am on Aug 25, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I have been buying one word domains that have "i" or "e" in front of them.

<Edit>Are I(DomainWord).com domains more valuable than any other tld version of the domain without the "I"?</Edit>

[edited by: Webwork at 1:56 pm (utc) on Aug. 25, 2007]
[edit reason] Please, per the Charter, do not mention your own domain names. [/edit]

6:17 am on Aug 25, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Does't apple claim the rights to all words prefixed with the letter 'i'?
6:28 am on Aug 25, 2007 (gmt 0)

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iSure hope not.
5:55 pm on Aug 25, 2007 (gmt 0)

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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... [edit] 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]

7:18 pm on Aug 25, 2007 (gmt 0)

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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.

 

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