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I or E before a name?

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  1. boxerdog

    boxerdog Well-Known Member

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    just wondering why some have an E or I before a domain?

    just for example "ILOAN or ELOAN"

    if you couldnt have the name you wanted but it was available with an e or i is it worth getting?
     
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  3. admin Spain

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    "I" as in Internet
    "E" as is Electronic or E-Commerce

    Some have sold for good money but I'm not sure they are generally valuable.

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    many thanks admin;)
     
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    i before e accept after c......:rolleyes:
     
  6. Skinner

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    except in sheila's wheels :p

    There are a handful of words like sheila that e goes before i, I can't remember them tho :(

    I think some of them are more Brandable rather than Valuable, some recent nice ones that may have dropped now was like iLondon.

    I have 2 where I have branded the I as interactive rather than internet :)
     
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    don't forget "a"...."o"....and ...."u"
     
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    yes apparently schools cannot use this saying now because it is only about 90% true.....i will still use it though
     
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    retired_member32 Retired Member

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    anyway what's wrong with "e" names i have two "eminibus" and "etaxi" which i am having a directory on(when i have time)
     
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    If you can't reg the generic, then you still want the domain as short as possible, and e and i before are half decent. My own one is etraveldeals.co.uk. I also think they're quite brandable.

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  11. devolution

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    I have been a fan of the e and i prefix names for a while, got quite a few of them, and they do sell (sometimes for quite handsome prices) contray to what a few believe... Here's a few sales, courtesy of domainprices:

    e-Baby.co.uk £ 4,500
    e-Clear.co.uk £ 750
    e-Database.co.uk £ 916
    E-Radio.co.uk £ 2,604
    eBaby.co.uk £ 15,000
    eBookReader.co.uk £ 1,750
    eBoss.co.uk £ 500
    ebuddy.co.uk £ 1,750
    eCommerces.co.uk £ 250
    eCompare.co.uk £ 1,000
    eCoupons.co.uk £ 6,495
    eDreams.co.uk £ 811
    eFile.co.uk £ 800
    eFragrance.co.uk £ 1,000
    eGay.co.uk £ 6,897
    ePets.co.uk £ 3,000
    ePlants.co.uk £ 850
    eProperty.co.uk £ 3,600
    eRadio.co.uk £ 890
    eSalon.co.uk £ 7,775
    eShares.co.uk £ 10,000
    eStuff.co.uk £ 500
    eWay.co.uk £ 2,500
    eWeddings.co.uk £ 700

    i-Free.co.uk £ 350
    i-Marketing.co.uk £ 500
    i-red.co.uk £ 850
    iGame.co.uk £ 2,000
    iGame.co.uk £ 760
    iGroove.co.uk £ 500
    iMovies.co.uk £ 811
    iPets.co.uk £ 500
    iPlanner.co.uk £ 3,500
    iProfiles.co.uk £ 1,950
    Irentals.co.uk £ 600
     
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    Deleted my post so it doesn't show on Google.
     
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    Just thinking what a great sale eSalon.co.uk was for 7.5k.

    Rgds
     
  14. ribble-valley United Kingdom

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    Quite a few pretty impressive sales on that list earlier in the thread.

    I purchased efine.co.uk a while back thinking along the lines of electronic fines/online payments for fines, I wish that was on the list at £500+ :)
     
  15. squarerobot

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    I recently bought iNewquay.com and iNewquay.co.uk I plan to setup a hotel review site type thing dedicated to Newquay, just gotta get my finger out my butt and get working on it ;)
     
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    Newquay was featured on the One Show recently where it was investigating the situation with regard to young drinkers, particularly in the light of recent tragedies where young people have fallen off the cliffs.

    The local accommodation providers were saying they would much prefer to provide for higher spending and better behaved family visitors, so if you can build a site like that they will love you for it.

    Rgds
     
  17. squarerobot

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    Hmmm, I was just thinking of something like trip advisor... I didn't really have any specific plans in mind for targeting a specific 'type' of visitor. Problem is, Newquay is built around that industry - a lot of their income comes from stag and hen parties and young pissheads. I don't think they will be able to phase them out without killing a lot of businesses.
     
  18. Skinner

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    Looking at them sales number, I think the new rule is E before I except when you want to make less money :p
     
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