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  • Goodbye ModMyiF0ne. Hello ModMyi.

    Saturday we told you ModMyiF0ne.com (intentionally misspelled throughout article - we're rewriting the correct spelling, so it wouldn't show up) would be ending. We meant it, kinda.

    Over the course of the last year or so, we've been in a constant, quiet legal battle with Apple in regards to the usage of the iPhone trademark in our site name. After over 10 months of back and forth, and a decent sum of legal bills piling up (hopefully for them too - I'm sure their lawyers cost more than ours ), we've settled with Apple and agreed to stop all usage of the ModMyiF0ne (as well as our original ModMyiPhone) name. They, in turn, have agreed to back down.

    Some of you may remember October of 2007 when we changed from ModMyiPhone.com to ModMyiF0ne.com. Apple had sent us a letter telling us we had to stop usage of the word iPhone in our name. Not wanting to get in any shindig's with the bigwigs, we quickly agreed and changed domains. Apple, in all their amicable spirits, countered that the word iFone is phonetically similar to iPhone, and thus was still infringing on their trademark. We lawyered up.

    Good ol Townsend and Townsend and Crew (Apple Inc.'s legal representatives) and ModMy, LLC have been since tossing punches at each other for a while now, but of course we're no match for Apple - we have neither the time nor the money they do for this kind of stuff. In the end, we wound up with a signed agreement stating if we changed to ModMyi.com and ceased operating under the previous two names, they'd release us of any liability - so here we are. This means no more domain changes - we've got it in writing we're kosher now.

    With the move will come a few changes.

    You'll notice on the forums home page, we've added tabs at the top.

    We're taking this opportunity to broaden our forum discussion areas into all things Apple. Got an iPod Classic? MacBook? Discuss it in our new forums, and watch the front page for all kinds of Apple news now. Of course, our main love is still the iPhone and iPod Touch, and that's what we're all about. We figure, hey, if you guys love Apple products as much as we do, why not talk about 'em?

    Also, look for major graphical and structural changes and upgrades to the site all September, as we clean up and organize a ton, add functionality, and tweak stuff that isn't working great a the moment. If there's things you'd like to see at MMi (see, you can still call it MMi ), let us know by commenting in this thread - we're open to suggestions.

    ModMyi has grown by leaps and bounds over the past year to become the largest iPhone community on the net. You guys' feedback and participation is what makes us able to offer what we do, and stick around. We started out a year ago running on a single server which a buddy helped us run, and now have a half dozen fully dedicated beefy machines which serve up the ModMy, LLC network of sites. We're dedicated to bringing you the latest in iPhone/iPod Touch modding, tweaking, and customizing (hey, that's why we're here, and what we've been doing since the beginning). We love doing it, and plan on hanging around for a good long while. I don't see Apple stopping production of iPhone's anytime soon - you?

    Glad to have you with us, welcome to ModMyi.com.

    Oh, and if you've linked to us on any of your sites, blogs, etc, please help us out by changing that link to our new name. This domain change shouldn't be a big deal at all, but we'd still like to have folks pointing to the correct new domain.

    Also thanks to the singlehop crew for staying up with us all night helping us get up and running on the new domain name. Props!
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Goodbye ModMyiF0ne. Hello ModMyi. started by Kyle Matthews View original post
    Comments 105 Comments
    1. SuperJoker's Avatar
      SuperJoker -
      We should open up a bottle of champagne or something (guiness?). Now I can hang around in the mac forum.
    1. z3r01's Avatar
      z3r01 -
      Quote Originally Posted by tattoojack View Post

      just asking but, why are you and so many others so geeked about getting thanks?

      if you have to scream "thank me" in your signature, is it really a thanks at all?
      it's not really the fact of being geeked, I do it for fun, I help people and have fun with it instead of being a dork about it....
    1. CinePhone's Avatar
      CinePhone -
      could have gone with "TheSiteFomerlyKnownAsModMyiPhone.com"

      ...or maybe not :/
    1. thestrangestick's Avatar
      thestrangestick -
      To the guy that made a fuss about 'spelt', could I point out that for all your apparent intelligence you magically overlooked the fact that 'spelt' is perfectly acceptable in proper, UK English. So, nice ignorance.
    1. Eurisko's Avatar
      Eurisko -
      Quote Originally Posted by thestrangestick View Post
      To the guy that made a fuss about 'spelt', could I point out that for all your apparent intelligence you magically overlooked the fact that 'spelt' is perfectly acceptable in proper, UK English. So, nice ignorance.
      Ever hear the expression "when in Rome"? The majority of people on this board are Americans, and although anyone from the colonies would agree with you, they would not. It is as improper to call them ignorant as it is for them to call you the same. And UK is not the only "proper" English, unless you're a xenophobe.
    1. JedixJarf's Avatar
      JedixJarf -
      MMi FTW!
    1. Boris_Q14's Avatar
      Boris_Q14 -
      the connecting links between modmymoto and modmygphone they still say modmyi(communications device)! haha
    1. unlockme's Avatar
      unlockme -
      Quote Originally Posted by jniranjan View Post
      geez....stupid apple and their lawyers....what are they gonna do next.....change the name of the actual fruit "Apple"?!?!?!
      we should have all the apple farmers of the world unite and sue apple over product name infringement! seriously how funny would that be... taste of their own medicine.
    1. slvrndblck34's Avatar
      slvrndblck34 -
      The name keeps on getting shorter, soon it going to be just i.com
    1. heath_rox's Avatar
      heath_rox -
      Aww I am slightly said I loved the name mod my ifone but hey the sites still here and that's all that matters
    1. timcki's Avatar
      timcki -
      There are a ton of sites on the web with iphone in their domain name, are you guys the only ones that got picked on????

      Seems Apple just went after the biggest and the best.

      also like the new forum layout...
      Keep up the good work
    1. 461am's Avatar
      461am -
      so what about macrumors? That's pretty damn big. Have they recieved their cease and desist orders?
    1. The_Godfather3's Avatar
      The_Godfather3 -
      Out of curiousity....why can iPhone Hacks exist and modmyifone can't just because the phoenitics sound the same?
    1. tanaoeurn1987's Avatar
      tanaoeurn1987 -
      apple is good but the lack of **** they want u to do is garbage.
    1. darwina's Avatar
      darwina -
      Perhaps they should spend their time going after those in china actually making fake iphones, hey.
    1. hcarrega's Avatar
      hcarrega -
      source for installer4???
      apt.modmyi.com doesnt work
    1. xwinger's Avatar
      xwinger -
      modmyi.com... I like it!
    1. dale1v's Avatar
      dale1v -
      Quote Originally Posted by hcarrega View Post
      source for installer4???
      apt.modmyi.com doesnt work
      We don't use installer 4....use Cydia...
    1. mcdj's Avatar
      mcdj -
      Good grief. what about appleiphoneschool.com? If a site like that is allowed to exist, how do Apple's lawyers even have a leg to stand on? And iPhone Atlas is owned by friggin Cnet...how are they allowed to operate with that name?

      Anyhow, is there a time frame for getting the mobile version of the site completed? Several of the forums show 0 posts, and not all the forums are represented.
    1. burdell1's Avatar
      burdell1 -
      It is interesting how it is ok for Apple to rip off names from other people (Nano from Creative, iPhone from Cisco) but they won't let anyone use a name that sounds like one of theirs.