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CVCV is an abbreviation for a consonant-vowel-consonant-vowel domain name.

C: consonant, defined as “(in English articulation) a speech sound produced by occluding with or without releasing (p, b; t, d; k, g), diverting (m, n, ng), or obstructing (f, v; s, z, etc.)”
V: vowel, defined as “a letter representing or usually representing a vowel, as, in English, a, e, i, o, u, and sometimes w and y.”
Source: Unabridged. Random House, Inc. 30 Mar. 2011. .

Not all letters are created equal. See the definition of Premium Letters in domain names for a list of which letters are more valuable.

CVCV refers to the domain itself and makes no specification as to the Top Level Domain (TLD), such as com or net.

An example of an domain name is
An example of an domain name is

There are total of 15,876 CVCV domain names available (21x6x21x6=15,876) if you count the letter Y as both a consonant and a vowel. If you consider only premium letter domain names, there are 6,084 CVCV domain names available (13x6x13x6=6,084).

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