Will You Bid on the Monthly .AI Expiry Auctions?

Earlier this week, I bought my first .AI domain names. I have been looking at aftermarket options, but my level of risk tolerance for these domain names is below what it would take to purchase anything worthwhile right now. As a result, my first .AI domain names were hand registrations.

The alternatives to hand registering domain names are aftermarket acquisitions or expiry auctions operated by the .AI registry.

The issue, in my view, with private acquisitions is that registrants of the best .AI domain names who are willing to sell know these names have become popular and want top dollar. That’s understandable. I would, too.

The operator of the .AI extension hosts monthly expiry auctions. The current auction began last week, and the auctions will conclude on February 5th. I have yet to bid on an auction but have been tempted a few times. FOMO.

Are you going to bid on any of this month’s .AI expiry auctions?

Elliot Silver
Elliot Silver
About The Author: Elliot Silver is an Internet entrepreneur and publisher of DomainInvesting.com. Elliot is also the founder and President of Top Notch Domains, LLC, a company that has closed eight figures in deals. Please read the DomainInvesting.com Terms of Use page for additional information about the publisher, website comment policy, disclosures, and conflicts of interest. Reach out to Elliot: Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn


  1. As “AI” reaches its peak as a buzzword, questions arise about ongoing speculative investments, tech adventures by adventurous founders, and the possibility of AI’s appeal diminishing like previous trends, all of which is going to be reflected in the current .AI bubble.

    “It’s hard what to make of the news. The dropoff could indicate the start of investors becoming wary of tech companies overpromising on AI, especially without a clear path to monetization.”



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