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This article is about the top-level domain. For the .ai file format, see Adobe Illustrator Artwork. For other uses, see Ai (disambiguation).
Introduced 1995
TLD type Country code top-level domain
Status Active
Registry Offshore Information Services
Sponsor Government of Anguilla
Intended use Entities connected with  Anguilla
Actual use Used for some sites based in Anguilla; although second and third-level registrations are available worldwide there hasn't been much use of them
Registration restrictions None
Structure Registrations possible at third level, beneath several second-level labels, are available to anybody; second-level registrations are now available to anybody as well (as of 26 June 2006).
Website Nic.com.ai

.ai is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Anguilla. It is administered by the government of Anguilla.

Second and third level registrations[edit]

Registrations within off.ai, com.ai, net.ai, and org.ai are available unrestrictedly, worldwide, but don't appear to be getting much use. From September 15, 2009, second level registrations within .ai are available to everyone worldwide.

There is a US$100 fee to become a registered user at whois.ai. Domains are $100 for each two-year period. The order process is mainly manual and requires fax, and address verification, and a waiting period of 3 months after payment to "make sure there is no problem with your credit card".[1][better source needed] However, the waiting period can be reduced by 1 month per successful verification of each fax, SMS, and address thus effectively removing the waiting period.

Usage Outside Anguilla[edit]

With the rise of artificial intelligence (AI), certain companies are beginning to purchase .ai domains to represent artificial intelligence applications. Directory of domain names http://anguilla-ai.com

Records on the TLD[edit]

The .ai TLD is notable for having an MX record, allowing mail to be delivered directly to "recipient@ai." (with trailing period).[2][3] It also has an A record: http://ai./


  1. ^ "User Profile". whois.ai. Retrieved 2016-09-07. 
  2. ^ Goldberg, Ian (23 Jan 2002). "I can't use my email address in Evolution". Evolution (Mailing list). 
  3. ^ nslookup -type=mx ai.

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