Dharmesh Shah Comments About You.ai Acquisition

Earlier this week, Sedo announced the $700,000 sale of You.ai. As I mentioned, it is the largest publicly reported .ai domain name sale of all time. When I published my article, the buyer of the domain name was unknown. That is no longer the case.

If you visit You.ai, it shows the logo found on Dharmesh.ai. I reached out to Dharmesh Shah, Founder of HubSpot and creator of quite a few other projects, and he confirmed that he acquired the domain name. I asked if he could comment about the acquisition, and he shared this with me:

“I acquired you.ai for a hobby project I’m tinkering with that lets you build an AI chatbot based on your content. It was the perfect name for the project — and I’m a believer in nice, simple domain names.”

Dharmesh is no stranger to large domain name acquisitions. In April of 2022, Dharmesh acquired Connect.com for $10 million. He later acquire Prompt.com for an undisclosed seven figure sum. He also acquired and launched Wordplay.com. More recently Dharmesh shared that he acquired Playground.com for an undisclosed amount of money.

I look forward to seeing what Dharmesh does with this domain name.

Elliot Silver
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  1. 4 days ago I woke up with a start. “You.ai” … That’s it… I exclaimed out loud with my eyes still foggy. Everyone’s own “Jarvis”. Let it learn all about YOU and then each of us can be a Tony Stark…have our own tech-savvy all purpose, custom-trained AI. Then two days after that I woke up to the news. I didn’t expect it to be available when I looked it up at GD 4 days ago… but it would have been nice 🙂

  2. I think he’s turning into a domainer 😀

    He knows you.com is really big and uses AI to power everything.
    I’m sure he thinks he can flip this to them for $1M.

    Just need to ‘use it’ for a while and see what offers come in.

    I could be wrong — but I think he’s enjoying speculating on domain names these days.

    • I think you are wrong. I doubt Dharmesh acquired this domain name to flip it to the .com owner. I also don’t think the .com owner needs the corresponding .ai domain name at all. You.com probably would have acquired it on its own if it wanted to buy it.

      I suppose Dharmesh could have covertly bought it on their behalf, but I don’t know why that would have been necessary when using a platform like Sedo.

      I guess we shall see what comes of it.


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