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Artificial intelligence plays critical roles in many sectors and applications. Up to now, AI has probably been under-utilized in much of the domain name world.

Over the past week, many domain investors have delighted in posing questions and requests to the newly-released OpenAI ChatGPT system. You ask a question, or pose a request, and some seconds later the system provides an AI-generated response.

What better way to investigate how useful AI could be in domain names than to ‘interview’ OpenAI ChatGPT?

I posed the following questions. Shown in italic type are the initial and unedited responses from the OpenAI ChatGPT system.

Why should a business invest in a quality domain name?

A domain name is the address of a website on the internet, and it is an important part of a company's online identity. A good domain name can help customers easily find and remember a company's website, which can help increase traffic to the site and potentially lead to increased sales and revenue. Additionally, a domain name that is easy to spell and remember can help establish a company's credibility and professionalism. Investing in a quality domain name can therefore provide a number of benefits for a business and is well worth considering.

What features are found in a good brand name?
  1. Memorable: A good brand name is easy to remember and sticks in the mind of consumers.
  2. Unique: A good brand name should be distinctive and not easily confused with other brands in the market.
  3. Relevant: A good brand name should be related to the product or service being offered and convey the brand's value proposition.
  4. Flexible: A good brand name should be able to adapt to changing market conditions and be versatile enough to be used across different channels and mediums.
  5. Positive: A good brand name should have a positive connotation and evoke positive emotions in consumers.
  6. Protectable: A good brand name should be eligible for trademark registration to protect the brand's intellectual property rights.
How important is having a short domain name?

Having a short domain name is not necessarily important. It can be beneficial in terms of making the domain easier to remember and type, but it is not a requirement for a successful website. The most important factor is having a relevant and memorable domain name that accurately represents the content and purpose of the website.

Does the age of the domain name matter?

Yes, the age of the domain name can matter for a few reasons. Older domain names may have more credibility and trust with search engines and users, as they have been established for a longer period of time. Additionally, older domain names may have backlinks and organic search traffic, which can improve the website's search engine ranking and visibility. However, it is important to note that a domain name's age alone is not a determining factor in its success. Other factors such as the website's content and user experience also play a role in its success.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of a made up name versus using a dictionary word for a brand name?

Advantages of a made up name:
  • It can be unique and memorable, helping the brand stand out in the market.
  • It can be easily trademarked, providing legal protection for the brand.
  • It can convey the brand's unique personality and message without being tied to the meaning of a dictionary word.
Disadvantages of a made up name:
  • It can be difficult to pronounce or spell, making it challenging for consumers to remember or refer to the brand.
  • It may not have any inherent meaning, making it difficult for consumers to understand the brand's message or value proposition.
  • It may not be easily recognizable or relatable to consumers, leading to a lack of brand recognition and loyalty.
Advantages of using a dictionary word for a brand name:
  • It can be easily understood and recognized by consumers, leading to better brand recognition and recall.
  • It can convey the brand's message or value proposition without the need for additional explanation or marketing efforts.
  • It can be easily associated with other words or concepts, allowing the brand to tap into existing consumer knowledge and understanding.
Disadvantages of using a dictionary word for a brand name:
  • It may be difficult to trademark, leading to potential legal challenges from other brands using the same or similar word.
  • It may be difficult to differentiate the brand from competitors using the same or similar word, leading to confusion in the market.
  • It may be associated with negative connotations or meanings, leading to negative perceptions of the brand.
Do users trust the .com domain extension more than other extensions?

It is difficult to say whether users generally trust the .com domain extension more than other extensions, as trust can vary greatly among individuals and can be influenced by various factors such as the reputation of the website, the design and functionality of the website, and personal experiences with the website. However, the .com extension is one of the most widely recognized and commonly used domain extensions, which may contribute to its perceived trustworthiness among some users.

Is it better to list a domain name at a buy-it-now fixed price, or use make-offer pricing?

It depends on the specific situation and the domain name in question. If the domain name is highly valuable and in demand, it may be better to list it at a fixed price to ensure that the seller gets a fair price for it. However, if the domain name is not as valuable or in high demand, using make-offer pricing may be a better option as it allows potential buyers to submit offers and potentially negotiate a lower price.

How can OpenAI help in marketing domain names?

OpenAI could help in marketing domain names by using its advanced artificial intelligence capabilities to conduct market research and identify potential target audiences for specific domain names. It could also use natural language processing to generate creative and effective marketing copy for domain name promotions. Additionally, OpenAI could help analyze consumer behavior and preferences to optimize domain name marketing campaigns for maximum impact.

Could OpenAI be used to assist or handle negotiation of the sale of a product or service?

Yes, OpenAI could potentially be used to assist or handle negotiation of the sale of a product or service. The technology could be used to generate persuasive arguments and counter-arguments for different negotiation scenarios, analyze market data and trends to inform pricing decisions, and even engage in direct negotiations with potential buyers. However, it would be important for human oversight and decision-making to be involved in the process to ensure that the negotiation is fair and aligned with the seller's goals and interests.

Please write a description that could be used to sell the domain name ratifiers.com.

Ratifiers.com is the perfect domain name for a business or organization that specializes in the act of ratifying agreements or contracts. This unique and memorable domain will help establish your brand as a trusted and reliable source for ratifying important documents. With ratifiers.com, you can easily create a professional and engaging online presence that will attract and retain clients. Whether you offer online ratifying services or operate a physical office, this domain will provide a strong foundation for your business. Don't miss out on the opportunity to own ratifiers.com – secure it today and take the first step towards building a successful and reputable ratifying business.

Note: This is one of my names, used to test AI-generated domain name descriptions. In my opinion, OpenAI did at least as good a job as I could on a description for this domain name.

If buying a domain name that has been used in the past, what checks should be done?
  1. Check the domain name's history using a tool like the Wayback Machine to see if it has been used for any illegal or unethical activities in the past.
  2. Check the domain's previous owners using a WHOIS lookup tool to see if there are any red flags or potential issues with the domain's ownership history.
  3. Check for any existing trademarks or copyrights that may be associated with the domain name, as using a domain that infringes on someone else's intellectual property rights could lead to legal issues.
  4. Check for any existing website content or links associated with the domain name, as this can give you an idea of the domain's previous use and potential value.
  5. Check for any existing search engine penalties or issues that may have affected the domain's visibility and ranking in the past.
  6. Consider reaching out to the previous owner to inquire about the domain's history and any potential issues or challenges that may arise when using it.
Can OpenAI be helpful in the pricing of domain names?

Yes, OpenAI could potentially be helpful in the pricing of domain names by using its artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities to analyze market trends and data related to domain names, such as demand and competition, to provide more accurate pricing recommendations. Additionally, OpenAI could potentially be used to identify potentially valuable and undervalued domain names for investment purposes.

What is the best online forum for those who discuss the creation and selling of domain names?

One of the best online forums for discussing the creation and selling of domain names is NamePros.com. This forum has a dedicated section for domain name trading and discussions, with threads on topics such as buying and selling domain names, appraisals, and legal issues related to domain names. There are also many experienced domain name investors and experts who regularly participate in discussions on the forum, making it a valuable resource for anyone interested in this topic.

Do you think OpenAI can replace writers at the main domain forums?

No, OpenAI cannot replace writers at main domain forums. While OpenAI has advanced capabilities in generating text, it is not capable of the level of creativity and nuance that is required for writing at main domain forums. Writing is a complex skill that involves critical thinking, creativity, and empathy, which cannot be replicated by a machine.

How Might AI Be Used In Domain Names

Overall I found OpenAI ChatGPT did a superb job on most questions. The responses were complete and sensible, and the writing fluent.

I put together a few ideas on how AI technology such as OpenAI might help domain investors:
  • writing general information on the role and importance of a domain name
  • writing descriptions for individual names
  • defining domain name categories
  • generating ideas for new names
  • interactive responses with potential clients
  • evaluation of pros and cons of potential domain name acquisitions
  • checking and presenting data specific to individual names
  • analysis of trends
  • feedback on positives and negatives of individual names
  • potential improvement in appraisal, or at least text to better explain valuations and their limitations
SquadHelp users will note that the platform recently updated their AI description writer. In a preliminary test, I found that descriptions are now longer, and, in my opinion, more appropriate. If you used AI-generated descriptions before, they should be updated automatically. If you had written your own, you can try generating AI replacements.

BrandPa has used AI for some time, both to select and price domain names, and for writing descriptions for each name.

I feel confident that we will see increasing adoption of AI in many parts of the domain world in the coming months.

You need to sign up for an OpenAI account to use the ChatGPT system. About five million people have used their system in the first week, so you may encounter a message that you need to wait to use the system.

One of the more fascinating responses shared by domain investors was via George Kirikos, @GeorgeK. He has queried the ChatGPT system on many topics. He asked ChatGPT “to tell me about domain names in the style of William Shakespeare”. Here is part of the response:
Lo, domain names are but words, unique and true
That doth identify a website, on the internet for me and you
A domain name is like a street address, for a house on land
And helps us find and visit websites, with ease at our command
For businesses and individuals alike, a domain name doth bring
Visibility, credibility, and a unique branding
But beware, for domain names are scarce, and competition is fierce
Acquiring a premium one-word dot-com, doth require skill and purse
Read the full response on George Kirikos Twitter feed.

If you have already tried the OpenAI ChatGPT service, share reflections and responses below.

Please discuss below how you see AI software improving domain name selection, promotion or selling.
 
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I have a few concerns, so allow me to run this by you...

You're in a desert, walking along in the sand, when all of a sudden you look down...and see a tortoise, Bob. It's crawling toward you... You reach down and you flip the tortoise over on its back. The tortoise lays on its back, its belly baking in the hot sun, beating its legs trying to turn itself over, but it can't. Not without your help. But you're not helping. Why is that, Bob?
 
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Reddstagg

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I have a few concerns, so allow me to run this by you...

You're in a desert, walking along in the sand, when all of a sudden you look down...and see a tortoise, Bob. It's crawling toward you... You reach down and you flip the tortoise over on its back. The tortoise lays on its back, its belly baking in the hot sun, beating its legs trying to turn itself over, but it can't. Not without your help. But you're not helping. Why is that, Bob?
Because Bob is a half human half cyborg being from another planet and he is just going to eat the tortoise once it has fully cooked in the sun. Aiiiiiiii
 
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Sutruk

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Amazingly accurate answers, I would say even a bit scary...

You're in a desert, walking along in the sand, when all of a sudden you look down...and see a tortoise, Bob. It's crawling toward you... You reach down and you flip the tortoise over on its back. The tortoise lays on its back, its belly baking in the hot sun, beating its legs trying to turn itself over, but it can't. Not without your help. But you're not helping. Why is that, Bob?
Don't play with Bob. Just in case he is a Nexus 6... :xf.wink:
 
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Kingslayer

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Interesting program.

Here are some questions i've just asked:-

Do you have opinions of your own?

As a large language model trained by OpenAI, I do not have personal opinions or beliefs. My purpose is to assist with general knowledge and provide information to the best of my ability based on the data I have been trained on. I do not have the ability to form opinions or preferences, and I do not have access to the internet or real-time information. I am designed to provide factual, unbiased answers to questions based on the information I have been trained on, but I am not able to provide personal opinions or perspectives.

One word to describe Donald Trump?

One word that could be used to describe Donald Trump is "controversial." Trump was the 45th President of the United States, serving from 2017 to 2021. During his tenure, he was known for his controversial and polarizing policies and statements, which often generated significant public debate and backlash. He faced numerous accusations of corruption and misconduct, and his presidency was marked by numerous legal challenges and impeachment proceedings. Trump's controversial actions and rhetoric made him a divisive figure, and his presidency was one of the most tumultuous and unconventional in modern American history.

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Sounds like an opinion to me :unsure:
 
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twiki

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Interesting program.

Here are some questions i've just asked:-

Do you have opinions of your own?

As a large language model trained by OpenAI, I do not have personal opinions or beliefs. My purpose is to assist with general knowledge and provide information to the best of my ability based on the data I have been trained on. I do not have the ability to form opinions or preferences, and I do not have access to the internet or real-time information. I am designed to provide factual, unbiased answers to questions based on the information I have been trained on, but I am not able to provide personal opinions or perspectives.

One word to describe Donald Trump?

One word that could be used to describe Donald Trump is "controversial." Trump was the 45th President of the United States, serving from 2017 to 2021. During his tenure, he was known for his controversial and polarizing policies and statements, which often generated significant public debate and backlash. He faced numerous accusations of corruption and misconduct, and his presidency was marked by numerous legal challenges and impeachment proceedings. Trump's controversial actions and rhetoric made him a divisive figure, and his presidency was one of the most tumultuous and unconventional in modern American history.

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Sounds like an opinion to me :unsure:

It is opinion of others. It uses human response as feedback.
 
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The Durfer

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DrJacoby

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Fascinating!

Would it be possible for an AI to start creating affiliate websites and then using the proceeds to invest in domain names, stocks and crypto in a hyper-efficient way? Could the AI become the richest entity in the world?
 
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branding

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twiki

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Fascinating!

Would it be possible for an AI to start creating affiliate websites and then using the proceeds to invest in domain names, stocks and crypto in a hyper-efficient way? Could the AI become the richest entity in the world?
Guided by humans, yes. This is already happening.

But AI is not an entity, it's a tool. If it ever becomes one... the name is Skynet.

My daughter is finishing digital arts university, now she fears she won't be able to make a living in her line of work. I know she'll manage through other ways if needed, but ... damn.

Writers, lawyers, clerks, customer support reps, etc = bye bye jobs.
 
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Kingslayer

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It is opinion of others. It uses human response as feedback.
Can't that be said for every opinion though before forming your own? :unsure:

Me asking a for a word to describe a person and AI coming back with a word that is 'negative' as well giving a detailed response that is subjective 'why' it used the word (controversial) is an 'opinion'.

I also asked it for a word to describe Putin and it said "powerful" I'm no Donald Trump fan but "powerful" is a word you could use for Trump too right? So why did it say "powerful" (positive word) for Putin and not Trump? (Putin as always been a controversial figure too).
 
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xcloud123

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it is a amazing chatbot !
Gpt is a revolution tech,
so i hand reg GptChatbot.com .
i do think this tech will boom!
 
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twiki

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Rhinnnn

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My daughter is finishing digital arts university, now she fears she won't be able to make a living in her line of work. I know she'll manage through other ways if needed, but ... damn.

Writers, lawyers, clerks, customer support reps, etc = bye bye jobs.

To an extent, yes, AI is already replacing some (possibly many) humans in a lot of jobs. But at least * some * humans will always be needed to supervise the AI.
 
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HotKey

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I have a few concerns, so allow me to run this by you...

You're in a desert, walking along in the sand, when all of a sudden you look down...and see a tortoise, Bob. It's crawling toward you... You reach down and you flip the tortoise over on its back. The tortoise lays on its back, its belly baking in the hot sun, beating its legs trying to turn itself over, but it can't. Not without your help. But you're not helping. Why is that, Bob?
The answer is obvious. But so is human nature, and not everyone is filming a nature documentary letting nature run its course. Hike in the forest, and I come across another living creature in need, I will help. Nature allows for nuances.

Interesting program.

Here are some questions i've just asked:-

Do you have opinions of your own?

As a large language model trained by OpenAI, I do not have personal opinions or beliefs. My purpose is to assist with general knowledge and provide information to the best of my ability based on the data I have been trained on. I do not have the ability to form opinions or preferences, and I do not have access to the internet or real-time information. I am designed to provide factual, unbiased answers to questions based on the information I have been trained on, but I am not able to provide personal opinions or perspectives.
That is crazy. So it pulls it from a database? What entity has that kind of data recorded to pull from? We're looking at exabytes or zettabytes of storage. And it would have to be updated on a daily basis.
 
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Rhinnnn

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That is crazy. So it pulls it from a database? What entity has that kind of data recorded to pull from? We're looking at exabytes or zettabytes of storage. And it would have to be updated on a daily basis.

Of course it just pulls data from a (humongous) database. And, with the help of predictive algorithms, it can easily present everything in a human-like form. But the AI only * seems * intelligent. I'd say it's really not intelligent in the true sense of the word.

An AI is only as good as the information it's been fed. Sometimes data can be confusing or conflicting, thus errors appear and human supervision is required.

An example:

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I think we're quite far off from seeing something akin to Data from Star Trek - or the Doctor from ST Voyager - anytime soon.
 
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HotKey

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Nice one! The apology, is.. interesting. Because the machine didn't outright say it's answer was incorrect. Leads me to believe it's a narcissist, at it's (Intel) core.
 
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:xf.wink:Not without your help. But you're not helping. Why is that, Bob?
I think I am missing something. Just to go on the record, if I am that Bob, I would set that tortoise free!

Because Bob is a half human half cyborg being from another planet
No comment.

Amazingly accurate answers, I would say even a bit scary...
Yes, when I asked it about writing, it is based on the fact that for most of the things I asked, and many others have seen online, the AI answers were just like someone in field would write.

Do you have opinions of your own?
An interesting thing to ask it!

Could the AI become the richest entity in the world?
Certainly many companies seek to become very rich through AI. Lots of speculation about AI becoming independent of its 'creators' with scary results.

it's a tool
I think at current stage I agree. A tool that could be very useful in many areas, including domaining.

But the AI only * seems * intelligent. I'd say it's really not intelligent in the true sense of the word.
Yes, to some degree if you ask it very similar things, you can see it sort of has set responses, and not quite the richness of an expert in the field.

Thanks for all the interesting comments, everyone. Even if some of them went over my head.:xf.confused:

-Bob
 
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Future Sensors

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@Future Sensors has been calling it.
Thanks. Let me put this positively.

In the intermediate phase, in which good domain names continue to play an important role, AI can prevent a significant group of domain investors from registering or acquiring hopeless domain names. If implemented in this way as a new service by registrars and domain marketplaces (or as an independent service), it can represent both a threat and an opportunity, potentially reducing losses and increasing profits for domain investors. In this intermediate phase, a range of new initiatives could emerge, which could create employment in an entirely new sector. A company like GoDaddy, which has by now one of the largest collections of statistical insights in the domain name industry, can have a big head start here. A pricing model may emerge based on the probability of domain sales for domain investors, or the chance of good SERPs for others. This will sometimes involve the evaluation of just the domain name, and sometimes the evaluation of a total concept, including offering a promising business plan for starting entrepreneurs.

The next phase is even more interesting.

It really involves a huge reallocation of resources, as we have seen earlier in history. This reallocation should be done with the utmost care.

This advice applies not only to investments in domain names, but also to other investments.

I wish everyone a lot of wisdom and happy holidays!
 
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Etim Abasiama

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Wow. Thanks for sharing
 
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Sutruk

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I think I am missing something. Just to go on the record, if I am that Bob, I would set that tortoise free!
He is quoting a scene from the 1982 film "Blade Runner", a test from the "Blade runner" Holden to Leon, a Nexus-6 replicant.
After asking about the "tortoise", Holden asks Leon about his mother... and those are Holden's last words... Oops.

In the movie, a replicant can be detected by means of a test, in which emotional responses are provoked and a replicant's nonverbal responses differ from those of a human.
 
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I continue to play. I asked it "What are the features of a good domain name registrar?" and, OpenAI provided this answer:
  1. Reliability and uptime of the domain name servers
  2. Security and protection against cyber threats and domain hijacking
  3. Easy-to-use and user-friendly interface for domain management and control
  4. Competitive pricing and flexible payment options
  5. Customer support and technical assistance
  6. Variety of domain extensions and options for customizing domain names
  7. Domain privacy and protection of personal information
  8. Integration with web hosting and website building services
  9. Flexibility to transfer or transfer away domains to other registrars
  10. Reputation and customer satisfaction ratings.
Pretty comprehensive points, in my opinion. Point 9 is guaranteed by ICANN, but perhaps implying ease of transfer without extra registrar holds.

I would add integration with one of the fast-transfer networks, and a registrar marketplace to sell domains, with decent landers, as also points to consider.

-Bob (not an AI bot)
 
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Nice read........

I asked.....Write me a story......

"Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, there lived a beautiful princess named Rose. She lived in a magnificent castle with her parents, the king and queen. Despite her privileged life, Rose was a kind and compassionate person who cared deeply for the people in her kingdom. She often went on secret missions to help those in need, even though her parents didn't approve.

One day, Rose met a handsome prince named Jack. They fell in love at first sight and spent every moment they could together. But the king and queen didn't approve of their relationship and forbade them from seeing each other. Rose and Jack didn't want to be apart, so they decided to run away together.

They rode off on Jack's trusty steed and traveled through the kingdom, facing many challenges along the way. They encountered fierce dragons, treacherous witches, and even a giant. But through it all, their love for each other only grew stronger.

Finally, after many long weeks of travel, they reached the edge of the kingdom and came to a beautiful meadow. There, they declared their love for each other and pledged to spend the rest of their lives together. And they lived happily ever after."

I think Disney are secretly funding them.......
 
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I wonder if the OpenAI chatbot might offer one more point to consider when trying to decide on a domain acquisition. I am not going to post the name/description since still contemplating picking it up, but on one of the ExpiredDomains lists I consult each morning was a name I sort of like, but was wondering how broad others might view possible uses. I asked the OpenAI chat bot to write me a description for the domain name, and while about what I had in mind, it gave me more confidence the name could be saleable and used in a number of ways.

Have others tried using it this way, and if so was it helpful?

Bob
 
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Rhinnnn

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I wonder if the OpenAI chatbot might offer one more point to consider when trying to decide on a domain acquisition. I am not going to post the name/description since still contemplating picking it up, but on one of the ExpiredDomains lists I consult each morning was a name I sort of like, but was wondering how broad others might view possible uses. I asked the OpenAI chat bot to write me a description for the domain name, and while about what I had in mind, it gave me more confidence the name could be saleable and used in a number of ways.

Have others tried using it this way, and if so was it helpful?

Bob

As an experiment, I asked the AI to write a description for a bad domain name that no one would buy or register because it's basically nonsense:

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So it seems that the AI tries to come up with possible uses regardless of how much or little sense a domain makes. I think our own judgment is way better : )
 
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