FAQs

FAQs

On buying a business name from AI, you will become the new owner of the domain name, and it will remain yours as long as you renew your yearly registration with your domain name registrar. There are no recurring costs from AI. We do not lease domains as well.
You will also receive the example logo that is shown alongside the domain name. We can send you the original graphics file, usually in Photoshop format or Adobe Illustrator, so that the same can be modified, edited and resized if required.
AI is a marketplace of domain names that are owned by several different people. To facilitate the transfer of domain ownership, we provide an escrow service between the domain owner (the seller) and you, the buyer. We hold your payment as a third party, and guarantee the transfer of the domain into your account at the registrar of your choice before we release the payment to the seller.
We take care of the whole process and hand hold you through it. We also guarantee the transfer of the domain to you, or your money back. What payment options do you accept?
Our secure online checkout accepts all major credit cards including Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. We also accept a bank wire transfer
Once payment has been received and cleared (immediately for credit card, longer for wire transfers and eCheck), we start the domain transfer process. The transfer can take anywhere between 1-8 business days, depending on the registrar where the domain is currently registered, and the registrar that you prefer to use. Typically if you choose to use the same registrar where the domain currently resides, the transfer is the quickest since the domain only changes accounts. If you choose a different registrar, there is an ICANN-mandated waiting period of 5 days that starts after the current owner has approved the transfer.
Since AI is an open marketplace and the domains are owned by several different people, the transfer time can be affected depending on the response time of the seller. We do our best to speed the transfer process by training our escrow team to facilitate communication between you and the seller and to eliminate common roadblocks.
Yes. The logo designs featured with our domain names are designed to help you visualize what the brand could look like. If you would like to have and use the sample logo, its yours to use. We can send you the original graphics file, usually in Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop format, so that you can modify and resize it if needed. If you choose to not use the sample logo, there is no reduction in the total price of the domain.
We believe in reducing hassle through upfront pricing. Unlike other domain marketplaces that rarely show a listing price, which requires you to start a lengthy negotiation process with the seller, AI requires each and every name to have a set price. A suitable price range is recommended by our staff based on the name’s quality and our years of experience selling brandable domain names.
However, every few months we do re-evaluate the pricing of our older domains. Please be sure to check back regularly for any updates. If you would like some help finding a name within a particular budget, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our team for assistance at info@AI.com
If you're interested in purchasing a name, please use the inquire button found under each name to reach out to our sales team. The more info you include the faster our team can respond with specific details. Can I make an offer?
Domain name registrar is an organization or company that is accredited by ICANN to sell and register domain names.They store the domain owner's contact information, which can be seen by doing a WHOIS search. All domain names for sale on AI are already registered at one of several registrars. When you purchase a domain at AI, you must already have an account at a registrar, or create one before we can transfer the domain to you.
A short list of registrars that we can recommend are:
  • https://www.godaddy.com
  • http://www.register.com
  • http://www.moniker.com
  • http://www.enom.com
Though we appreciate your interest, we do not accept barter deals or trade offers. AI is an open marketplace, so the domains listed are not all necessarily owned by us. However, if you own a domain that you feel might be a good fit for our market, you are always welcome to submit it to our team for review. To start the process.
No. In order to apply for a trademark or registration, we would need to know specifics about the business like: location, type/industry, and what services the company/product will provide. Since our versatile domains can be purchased by anyone for any use, it would not be possible for us to file a trademark in advance.
We recommend that you do some research and/or seek legal advice to ensure that the name you are interested in does not have an existing trademark by a competitor in your industry and within your region. If the name is not trademarked, or has a trademark unrelated to how you plan to use it, then you have a good chance of being able to trademark the name yourself. If there is an existing trademark, keep in mind that, as long as your business is in a different industry, you may still be able to file a trademark for the name.
Our service is for anyone who needs a new business domain name! Our clients are mostly startups and entrepreneurs. However, we also serve people looking to name a blog or product as well as change the name of an existing company and rebrand to a new fresh image.
AI was born out of our own frustration of thinking of a name for a company, only to find that the matching domain name is:
  • Already in use
  • Doesn't seem to be in use, but you can't tell if it is for sale, or
  • Listed for sale by an inexperienced seller, at an unrealistic price.
By providing a list of domain names that are available for sale, at prices that are based on years of sales experience and kept in a business-friendly range, we hope to eliminate that frustration for you!
Sometimes called "vessel" names, the majority of the domains on AI are non-keyword names that have no specific meaning. While our names may not have a direct relation to your business or product, they can convey qualities that are important to your company (like strength), or an overall feeling (like youth and fun).
Names that are free from keywords become strong brands over time, and allow you to expand your business without being restricted (and having to change your name in the future). If Google had launched as "SearchEngine.com", their brand wouldn't have become a verb, and they wouldn't have been able to develop the many different products they are now famous for.
Remember, a brand starts with a good name, but the brand itself is a result of communicating your personal voice and priorities to your customers through your business as a whole.
We launched in the summer of 2016 and have been helping entrepreneurs like you find the perfect name since. Your can read more about our story and our CEO Monika Sanwal to get a glimpse of what we’re all about.
We suggest starting your search with one keyword that is relevant to your business ("Education"), or a word that describes the type of name your are looking for (“strong"). Because the majority of the domains on AI are unique -- and not keyword combinations -- your search results will display names that contain your search term in the description, keywords and possible usage texts, and not necessarily names that contain your search term in the domain itself.
Once you have tried a single search keyword you can add more to narrow down the search to more specific names.
When browsing our list of domain names, you can mark your favorites by clicking on the heart icon above the logo or by clicking the save button. Your favorites will then move to the top right corner within a heart icon, and you can see them all in the Favorites Window by clicking the heart at the very top-right of the screen.
Your favorites are stored in a browser cookie, so if you return to our website within 90 days using the same browser/computer (and you do not have cookies disabled or flushed) you can retrieve them.
You can email the full list of favorites to yourself or another person by opening the Favorites Window and entering your email address in the Email Favorites field at the bottom.