We need one because the existing prefixes are stupid: e-, i-, cyber-, info-, techno- and net-.
The prefix has to be short and inoffensive to the ears, while forming words that aren’t retarded. It would be nice if it followed traditional word-building rules as well, and/or had a Greek or Latin basis.
If you try to think of any, try them with a couple of the following suffixes for palatability:
prefix-onym (meaning “internet-name”)
prefix-ology (meaning “internet-the study of”)
prefix-ic/ical (meaning “internet-related”)
prefix-escence (meaning “internet-ongoing process”)
I suggest “ari-“, shortened from the Latin “aerius”. So,
I’m not upsetting much in the way of precedent, either. The same goes for the alternative shortened form, “eri-“.
I prefer “ari-“, personally.