Now Forwarding to ChatGPT Website

Early this morning, Andy Booth tweeted about, asking if the domain name was acquired by ChatGPT. Andy presumably asked because the domain name is now forwarding to the ChatGPT website, a popular AI chatbot. had long been owned by Future Media Architects (FMA). In September of 2021, I reported on the sale of The deal was brokered by, which has long represented FMA on its domain name sales. In my article about the sale, I shared what I understood to be the asking price of along with a comment from Founder and CEO Jeff Gabriel:

Jeff responded to my query and confirmed that has been sold by FMA. Although the purchase price is not going to be announced, I understand the asking price for was $11 million. Jeff told me it was sold “to someone in the NFT space.” He also said, “I am elated for the buyer and the seller.”

I am not sure if OpenAI acquired, but it would make sense. OpenAI, with its ChatGPT chatbot is one of buzziest startups around. It would be interesting to know if Saw brokered the sale of to someone associated with OpenAI, or if the buyer of the domain name in September of 2021 resold it to someone associated with OpenAI. This assumes someone associated with OpenAI acquired rather than forwarding for an unknown reason. is currently registered under Whois privacy at Google’s domain registrar, while is registered at Gandi. uses Cloudflare for its nameservers while OpenAI uses Azure nameservers. Neither of these things necessarily mean anything, particularly since is simply used for forwarding right now. However, it does mean that we do not know who currently owns

If OpenAI acquired, I would consider that a very smart acquisition. The company has raised a ton of money at a huge valuation. Owning a category defining asset like would show dominance in the burgeoning field of artificial intelligence.

I asked ChatCPT if OpenAI acquired Here’s the response that was shared:

“I’m sorry, but as an AI language model, I don’t have access to up-to-date information about OpenAI’s business deals or acquisitions. However, as of my knowledge cutoff date of September 2021, OpenAI did not publicly announce the acquisition of the domain name. It’s possible that OpenAI may have acquired the domain name since then, but I don’t have any information to confirm that.”

Interestingly, you’ll note the OpenAI knowledge cut-off date is right around when the sale was initially reported.

I reached out to OpenAI to ask if the company acquired, and if so, how much the domain name cost. I will update the article if I hear back.

Elliot Silver
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