AI.com is one of the most valuable domains in the field of artificial intelligence branding. And after many times of changing hands, through the hands of a series of giants in the industry such as OpenAI or Google, AI.com is now owned by an equally famous character: Billionaire Elon Musk.
More precise. AI.com is currently under the management of X.ai, a new artificial intelligence research company founded by Elon Musk on March 9, 2023, and is currently “attracting” a lot of talented employees. from OpenAI and Google under his command.
It is not clear why as well as the process of this domain name being transferred from OpenAI to X.ai. However, according to expert estimates, AI.com’s value is currently no less than 3 million USD, based on the hype and growing public interest in the field of AI recently. A two-letter .com domain is considered a rare asset class, especially when forming a recognizable term like “AI”. X.ai can consider owning AI.com as an investment to establish the global popularity of its brand.
Previously, according to Mashable, the domain name AI.com was purchased by OpenAI only in February of this year, for millions of dollars because of the rarity of the domain name with only two characters.
Historically, AI.com has been passed between tech companies and speculators for over 20 years. Google is said to be the first owner of the domain name during the “AI boom” of the 1990s.
While AI.com will certainly play an active role in branding, domain owners still face the challenge of building a sustainable model. OpenAI has gained attention through outstanding projects such as DALL-E and ChatGPT, rather than relying on a single website. X.ai too. Elon Musk’s company will need to demonstrate meaningful progress in the field of AI to leverage the full potential of AI.com’s branding.