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$50M startup company uses .ai domain

Labeled as sales in Domain Industry News started by sohel momin, Sep 13, 2019.

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  1. sohel momin

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  3. TERADOMAIN

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    .com own by one of my friend since long time. Way before this new company founded.

    Thanks
     
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  5. Alessandro Couteau

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    Did you read VianSystems.com is also owned by them ... or were you referring to them needing to own Vian.com ... did you bother to think that they tried to buy Vian.com which is a developed site - just because you have money doesn’t mean everything is for sale, unless it’s for a stupidly absurd price that is Not of market value - which would make no sense to the company to spend $1M + on Vian.com as an investment in their brand, when they have two great names ...
     
  6. z4z4o

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    They seem to own these: VianSystems (.com, .org and .net), VianaiSystems.com, Vian.ai, Vian.systems, Vianai.systems, Vianai (.net, .org, .info). Maybe they've got a domainer in their ranks 😂
     
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    But I think still getting Vian.com or Vianai.com would be their best move even if it was 1M or more if they are going big.Investing in your web presence is a must when you have your own word available.
     
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  8. sharastar

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    Yup they surely understand the importance of owning such names which gives boost to their marketing arsenal.Then they must have know that they must also have Vian.com and Vianai.com too.Hopefully they will get it soon I think.
     
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    The upgrade to the .com would be to getting the matching extension where the split coincides with the name/keyword. In this case, Vianai, they've already gotten the upgrade, a perfect combo with Vian and the ai extension. No reason to downgrade to the .com, where the acquisition would only be for forwarding purposes.
     
  10. Alessandro Couteau

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    Well let me tell you when you have a $1,000,000 and it’s investor money - you try convincing them that it’s a worthy investment in something you can’t even see physically ... the room would go silent, why do you think big domain sales don’t occur as often as they used to ... it’s all hush hush and marketing teams don’t understand domains like they used to, it takes a lot of powerful persuasion to get someone to see things from a domainers perspective

    Even then - I don’t believe Vian.com is a seven figure name - in China they’ll offer you peanuts and in the USA people will ask what’s Vian ... these are your two biggest markets
     
  11. WebFires

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    The .com is already in use.
     
  12. MTB

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    Vianai.com, everything else is confusing. Keep it simple.
     
  13. Beezy

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    .ai and .io are so amazing for entrepreneurs. great trend that people are moving off .com when it's not available.
     
  14. WebFires

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    I do like .co as well! for those who cant afford .com
     
  15. MTB

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    Respect your opinion but disagree.

    Lower case: .ai, .io
    Upper case: .AI, .IO
    Is it i/I or l/L?

    Lower case: .com
    Upper case: .COM

    It just confuses people, and the "silver surfer" makes up the largest part of the market.
     
  16. MTB

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    Never registered a .co but it's on my list just for the simplicity factor. Anyone selling gold.co?
     
  17. MTB

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    The best way to win a boardroom argument for domain name purchase would be a valuable domain name in its own right, aside from the brand in question. If the company goes bust then vian.whatever will be totally worthless. If the brand was more generic, say ocean.com then in 5 years when everyone's clearing out their deskspace the domain will hold its value.
     
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    But looks like he doesn't need dot com though
     
  19. platey

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    . ai

    Would beat

    . Com

    In organic seo all day long and twice on Sundays lol
     
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    My friend already received 4 different offers of $XXXXX from 4 different companies.

    People need .com with right price.

    Thanks
     
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    I'm interested in your reasoning. Organic SEO considers a wide range of factors such as content, links, social media activity, site speed, mobile functionality, adherence to the Google Webmaster Guidelines, traffic stats, ratings, etc.
    Plesse provide examples of two similar websites where .ai outranks a .com?
     
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    I don't go by facts and what companies want people to believe

    I go by hunch instinct and guesswork based on my own analysis of where the Internet is at any given time and try to guess where the Internet is going And how it will get three etc

    Of you look at any trade directory and there were plenty to look at pre Google

    Numbers are listed first

    Then alphabetical listings etc

    .ai

    Appears alphabetically before

    .com

    And will do this century and next

    Then you have to establish why a person actually needs a website and many businesses still don't need and don't want a website for there business because some have been trading for years and have a queue of customers that use them time and time again and these customers would simply ring the business and talk through their requirements over the phone

    People used to buy from businesses long before the Internet was invented

    Not everyone buys from or needs the Internet etc

    Life existed before Google

    Websites do exist on website address extensions other than dot com

    Dot com isn't everything as many would have people believe etc etc
     
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    Domain name investors that are trying to sell to uk companies should first watch a few uk truck vloggers who's dashcam footage much of which is motorway etc showing other uk trucks going down the motorways or seeing website addresses on the back of vans whilst the trucker is stuck in traffic etc should take note of the website addresses they see and note that that about 80%+ of uk Website addresses are

    . Co.uk

    And

    . uk

    Website addresses

    So as I live in the uk And drive a truck on the motorway going up and down the uk motorways all day long looking at the website addresses on the back of uk trucks etc as I am also a domain name investor etc I see the website addresses used by uk businesses and they are doing just fine using a. Co.uk Or. uk Website address and do not need a. Com at all costs based on a myth that unless a business has a. Com it will never survive and all that rubbish

    Horses for courses

    Watch the following uk truck vloggers on YouTube and you'll see uk Website addresses on the back of trucks and you could even do a test to see how many dot com Website addresses you see compared with. Co.uk etc

    Luke c in a hgv

    Trucker jay in the uk

    Kev tee

    Scot Andrews

    Etc all uk truck vloggers

    Not every website address needs to be a dot com
     
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    .aiiiiiiiy!
     

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