Rare Email addresses

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  1. Sam* macrumors regular

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    What do you consider a rare email address?

    i was thinking abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.@....com or whatever

    Also do you think these "rare" email address will be worth anything now or in the future?

    This is just out of curiousity:D
     
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    I'm not sure what you mean by "rare" e-mail addresses. They're all equally rare...there's one of each.

    Who on earth would want a long address like that?

    Generally, people prefer short usernames (though they can be more susceptible to spammers who get it just by guessing), but those are snapped up quickly at public e-mail providers.
     
  3. Sam* thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ok well i sort of mis worded what i ment,

    i mean like email adress's that are saught after etc..

    i the abcdefg....@......com one

    and Qwerty@.....com etc..
     
  4. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    I wasn't aware that any were "sought after"..
     
  5. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    In short, if you're looking to make a living squatting on e-mail addresses, you'll be a very poor man.
     
  6. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Too true. No one pays for email addresses. Hardly anyone pays for domains anymore. Those times are gone.
     
  7. rdowns Suspended

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    I launched a new product at work and the guy who owned the domain with the same name as the product emailed me and asked me if I wanted to buy the domain. Said he was getting all kinds of traffic meant for me. Said he had a few competitors interested in buying it. I offered him $500. He said he was getting bids well over $10,000. Told him he should take it.

    Emailed me 2 weeks later asking for $1000. Said I'd give him $100 and it was my final offer. Domain is still parked.
     
  8. Doctor Q Administrator

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    Short domain names, especially ones that are words, are certainly valuable.

    Too bad Qwest owns q.com!
     
  9. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Oh, now I understand. I have been experiencing a problem similar to the one experienced by the guy who phoned you. People who cross the Brooklyn Bridge keep writing out their checks to pay the toll in your name. It is costing me a bundle to get my bank to convince all of those banks that the money is meant for me and not you. Quite frankly, I am tired of it. I will sell the bridge for $200,000.00 US + 90% of checks that you receive made out in my name.
     
  10. Peyton macrumors 68000

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    didn't know you could get one letter domains, I checked my host and they don't even offer it...weird ( I would tell you my letter but I would assume you would buy it up and charge me 10,000 for it :eek:
     
  11. Timepass macrumors 65816

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    As for the email address worth anything no not going to happen. The domin names are worht more money email address not so much.

    As for rare email address it be about any that dont have random numbers attach to them.

    I have 4 main email address that I use (one supply by my school, 2 gmail 1 being for dealing with online companies and the more profession looking it more exactly the same as the one supplied by my college but with @gmail.com on it instead of ttu.edu on i and my one I have been using from my parent isp.) I switch mostly over to my school email address for almost all dealling because it looks good and really easy to rememeber and it looks good. It just forwards to my parents ISP one any how so I dont have to deal with the school space limition and the pain of getting into the server plus it be easy to switch it over when I change email address with no loss.


    Btw none of my email address have any numbers attach to them or random chars and the names all main something to me. One being the unshortant verson of my nick name and where my nick name was pick up from. But it not a common name.
     
  12. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    In general, single-letter domain names are not allowed. ICANN has a proposal on the table to allow them, but I don't believe it has been enacted yet. A few single-letter domain names did sneak in before they were banned in 1995(?), and they were allowed to continue...I think q, x, and z are the only ones in operation.

    The problem with implementing single-letter domains at this point is deciding who should have priority for them. Yahoo! is very keen on picking up y.com. Regardless, those domains will go for big bucks when they're released.
     
  13. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Rare e-mail addresses? Nah, there'll never be a market for those. Each e-mail address is rare in its own way (it is unique after all!) and I could come up with a million "cool" ones which are neat in their own way - yet in the end, nothing special. ;) :cool:
     
  14. Koodauw macrumors 68040

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    I dunno, id pay big bucks to get something like koodauw@madjew.com I mean just havin an email like that should would get me recognition. Well I would hope anyways.
     
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    Ever try and get a new AIM buddy name? Almost every combination you can think of that would make sense to others has been taken, so people make crazier and crazier names or just add random digits.
     
  16. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    I remember having to be a bit creative when I first signed up for AIM ten years ago. I can't imagine what it's like these days...
     
  17. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Thank God I picked mine up in 1997. :)
     
  18. brikeh macrumors 6502a

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    mine: roflmaowtflolhaxxorrl33t (at) gmail dot com :D
     
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    After we thought up our company name I checked the .com domains and a page came up saying the domain was available and I should make a submission. So I did, it was a domain selling company, apparently.

    Anyway I asked them how much it was and they said I'd have to put in a bid. I asked them if there was any way they could give me an idea how much it might go for before I bid as I was in a bit of a hurry and didn't want to bollock around. Any way it just went on and one and I eventually got jack of it and instead registered the same name as a .com.au

    About a week after I registered I checked again with my domain company and it was still unavailable. Then one week later when I checked again it was available and so I bought it for no charge through my normal registery! only cost the normal registration fee of $20 for 2 years.

    Then another company started up with the same name as a .net
     
  20. calebjohnston macrumors 68000

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    iamcalebhi is my screen name for AIM. always has been :).
     
  21. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    You don't understand what happened? Allow me to clue you in. Your domain company declared the domain unavailable because it wants you to pay for the name. Check for dogpeepee.com. I'll dollars to donuts that it is unavailable.
     
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    yeah, given that any email address (and not the domain) can be replicated at a new domain, there's hardly any scarcity.

    I suppose johnsmith@hotmail.com might be worth something ($1?), although probably the spam makes it unusable.
     
  24. Sam* thread starter macrumors regular

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    Jeez i dont want to make a living or anything of email addresses:rolleyes:

    Basically i have one of the abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz emails and got to lots of random contacts on msn and someone started saying things about it, and i was just curious to find out,

    i wasnt looking to make money or anything:mad:
     
  25. clayj macrumors 604

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    Ditto what everyone else has said here... short domain names are cool if you can get them (I have "clayj.com"), especially since you can then have a short e-mail address (mine is "clayj@clayj.com"... it has the added distinction of being MY name at MY domain and it's easy to remember).

    But long domain names and long e-mail addresses have ZERO appeal except to the eclectic among us.
     

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