So the last few weeks the Sedo country code sales have been filled with .Ai sales. The top two sales this week were .Ai sales. The week before .Ai took 12 of 27 reported cctld sales.
There seems to be one company out of Beijing that is buying all these .Ai names.
Beijing YW Tech Co. Ltd has been the buyer over the last two weeks. Two weeks ago they bought the following names on Sedo:
calendar.ai 6,999 USD
case.ai 4,999 USD
story.ai 3,999 USD
event.ai 3,999 USD
moto.ai 3,800 USD
motor.ai 3,800 USD
os.ai 3,800 USD
nano.ai 3,800 USD
wiki.ai 3,800 USD
works.ai 3,800 USD
avatars.ai 3,800 USD
help.ai 3,200 USD
This week they picked up three more names at Sedo:
top.ai 7,100 USD
meet.ai 6,999 USD
invest.ai 6,999 USD
The largest reported .ai sale also took place this year, Automation.ai sold for $10,000. The domain was purchased by a registrant in Texas, this person also purchased PC.ai, the whois is slightly different but the address is the same.
Now first and foremost, so we are clear, this post is no recommendation for anyone to purchase any .ai domain names. I stated looking for a couple to see if I would dabble, I found gaming and casino not registered, I went to register these and 101Domain got back that these are restricted. Now names like Poker and Sex sold years ago, I don’t know if the government changed their mind as I was not following .ai back then.
.Ai if getting a little attention as being repurposed for Artificial Intelligence. The extension is the country code for Anguilla an island in the Caribbean.
So after getting rejected on Gaming and Casino, I did register one domain Films.ai, I figure the future of filmmaking might incorporate some artificial intelligence.
Facebook has facebook.ai but it redirects to https://research.fb.com/category/facebook-ai-research-fair/
The .ai extension is a very risky gamble in my opinion, I know some think it has a chance to become another .io and catch on with the tech and startup crowd, I need to do more research and we all need to see more real world sales and applications to see if those beliefs have any merit.
.Ai domains are not cheap, domainiq.com does not even recognize the extension when checking whois.
I will keep following the extension and will update any new information. If you own any .ai leave a comment.
Disclaimer: All domain investing is highly speculative, you may never sell a domain you purchase. A mention here is not a recommendation or solicitation to purchase, do your own research and stick to a budget.