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What is .ai?

It’s the domain that represents what could be one of humanity’s most important innovations — artificial intelligence. Technically, the .ai domain name was created as a country code domain for Anguilla, a small (only 35 square miles!) British territory in the Eastern Caribbean, but the world recognizes those two little letters as something far bigger.

Artificial intelligence is already here. It’s beating the world’s best chess players, recommending products for us on our favorite online stores and even giving us directions from our smartphones — that’s right, you’re carrying artificial intelligence with you every day in your pocket or purse. But it’s about to become a lot bigger and smarter, so it’s time we give it its own domain.

Why get a .ai domain name?

If you work in the field of artificial intelligence, there are two things you need to do: Give careful consideration to instrumental convergence (pretty please) and register a .ai domain name. We won’t get into the first one — frankly, that’s above our pay grade — but we’re experts on that second one.

A specialized field deserves a specialized domain name. You’re not just some company or network — you’re working on (arguably) the greatest advancement of the modern world. A generic domain extension looks plain and uninspired. But a .ai domain name looks advanced and futuristic, just like the work you’re doing. And for potential visitors who don’t know what you do, your domain name will tell them before they even reach your site.

Who is .ai for?

You might think that, as a country code, Anguilla would require you to set up some sort of presence in order to register a .ai, but that’s not the case. They’ve made sure that anyone can register a .ai domain name — which has its pros and cons.

While that means companies that work in the field of artificial intelligence are free to register their .ai domain without restrictions, no matter where they’re located, it also means that people who don’t work in artificial intelligence could potentially snag your name before you do. And having some DJ from Tulsa owning your company’s .ai domain would be all kinds of sad.

So don’t wait. With all the talk about artificial intelligence, .ai is sure to be a popular domain, so grab yours today before someone — or some machine learning algorithm designed to find the best domains — gets it first.