Something that I've been curious about for a long time.
Do domains that make up a whole dictionary word, or a phrase, but broken into 2 or more parts (using a dot or a period prior to domain's suffix), valuable at all, in terms of search engine ranking? I don't even know what to call these kind of names, but I'll give a few totally made up examples:
sho.es (this one actually sold for $11,000)
I am sure there are plenty of real other examples out there. I remember seeing companies/websites using either geographical or new domain TLDs to make up a full word (often a dictionary word) name, I just can't remember any right now and because I cannot define what these kind of domain formations are called, I couldn't find any examples by search.
So how do search engines treat them?