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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. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Maybe people will think twice before sucking off Steve again and eating up their crappy new products (aside from the iPhone of course)
    1. sdmojaydo619's Avatar
      sdmojaydo619 -
      aww i like that we have a ipod classic section now. Too bad im selling mine.
    1. z3r01's Avatar
      z3r01 -
      sziklassy, I just thanked you for that funny signature you have
    1. lostwhiteboyy's Avatar
      lostwhiteboyy -
      yea i was trying to figure out the iphone version of the site! im all confused!
    1. thetoothfairy's Avatar
      thetoothfairy -
      Oh this is so stupid of Apple...... don't care for the domain name now.... would have liked to had a poll to give you ideas as what to choose this time around... but oh well, guys keep up the good work!

      APPLE this is childish stuff!

      As for the internet..... one1 is right..... it doesn't matter about the domain name as far as the search engines go.... there are ways to get around all of this..... not going to open my mouth one bit more because the next thing they will be complaining again about something else and I am not going to give them a accuse!
    1. Jgamble317's Avatar
      Jgamble317 -
      ...i would have been lost without MMi. You guys are the Best! i think i access this site at least 3 times a day for new news. Glad to see your not shuttin down shop.
    1. Beastlee's Avatar
      Beastlee -
      Thanks for the Repo update, showing in Cydia now.
    1. orion40's Avatar
      orion40 -
      You guys made the best choice with ModMyi. The site deals with more than just the iPhone so "Mod My i" encompasses all "i" releated Apple products.
    1. spintek's Avatar
      spintek -
      This name is better actually.
    1. shadowhacker27's Avatar
      shadowhacker27 -
      It's a bless to have you back...

      Name change would affect anyone here when all the important people stays in the same place and working better everyday. with all respect, God bless this site.
    1. iamnintendork's Avatar
      iamnintendork -
      oh..that's why i couldnt add your repo last night on cydia.
    1. Chase817's Avatar
      Chase817 -
      I love Apple, but they can be real asses sometimes.
    1. powa's Avatar
      powa -
      Still, i give full prop for MMI to stand in front of apple for this. They have all the money to do all the law suits they want, while I am surprised that MMI actually have the funds to stand in front of apple for this long time.
    1. Jasper44's Avatar
      Jasper44 -
      How is Appleiphoneschool.com still around?
    1. evolutionarymc's Avatar
      evolutionarymc -
      Or Planet iPhone and iPod touch fans WTF?!?!?!?!

      However the only real reason Apple attacked MMi is because it's dominating the field. When your numbers start hitting the major league you hit the radar and become a threat. In a logical sense I'd have done the same from the Apple standpoint, yet as a "normal" person I think it's BS. Think about how much publicity was gained from Apple attacking this site. It has lots of users and not only that there are always tons of guests on. MMi will always be my premier source for touch and phone needs, and the expansion to the other products will draw even more users to this community.
    1. vandy1997's Avatar
      vandy1997 -
      You could have changed it to ModMyWiFiFone (for the wireless lovers), ModMyWiFe'sFone (for the married fellas), ModMyWiVes'Fone (for those with multiple spouses), or ModMyiBuggy-as-hellFone (which is what the iPhone is right now)!! Why not ModMyeYeFone (and offer online optical screenings)? Seriously, there are tons of sites with the name "iPhone" in them! Why did they come after this site with such a vengeance? That is a load of manure!

    1. tattoojack's Avatar
      tattoojack -
      Quote Originally Posted by poetic_folly View Post


      Quote Originally Posted by z3r01 View Post
      sziklassy, I just thanked you for that funny signature you have

      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?
    1. vandy1997's Avatar
      vandy1997 -
      Thank you for your comments, tattoojack - you have been thanked! I think that those people just want to be loved. Give them a break - or a tattoo would be nice too!

      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?
    1. jrod_15's Avatar
      jrod_15 -
      wow thats bull..... from apple glad u guys still here
    1. CaptainChaos's Avatar
      CaptainChaos -
      I think the new name suits the site better anyways. This isn't just about iPhones so I like it. Without this site I would have a plain jane phone that looked and acted like everyone elses that I know.

      So when they ask me how I figured out how to Pwn my phone...I send them here