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Arrow い.com (e.com) one of the very best japanese single hiragana domains

い.com, Japanese single character hiragana domain
Starting bid : 500$
minimal increment : 50$
Auction finishes 72 hours after the last bid.
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I set the starting bid very low, just to get some traction going.
I believe this is the most valuable single hiragana domain(possibly with exception of あ.com(a.com), but this is debatable). Why? Here are some facts about this domain name:

* い is the second letter of japanese hiragana alphabet

* There are only 5 letters in hiragana that can be written with only one keystroke, one of them is い.

* There are only 5 vowels in hiragana, one of them is い.

* There are two alphabets in japanese language: hiragana and katakana, but in search volume hiragana letters rank higher than katakana, and in general hiragana is about 3 times more often used than katakana.

* い is pronounced as english "e".

* Every month い gets 3,350,000 broad google searches in Japan, and 40,500 exact searches.

* Each hiragana letter has a representation in katakana letters, the representation of い is イ, however い is better than イ. Some of the reasons are:
(1) い gets three times more exact google searches than イ
(2) it takes only one keystroke to type い, but it takes two keystrokes to type イ(one is to change into katakana alphabet, because the default alphabet is hiragana)
(3) い has 4.6 times more google search results than イ ( 187,000,000 vs 40,100,000 ).

* い is the first letter of another japanese word ordering which starts with いろは. This ordering is used nowadays for seat numbering in theaters, for names of music notes in the octave and for numbering the classes of train cars for Japanese National Railways.
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One thing I would like to add, I am selling this domain on behalf of my friend, and he insists that either the buyer sends the money first and then we transfer the domain, or we use escrow.com. In case that we use escrow.com, I will pay all the escrow fees.
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