Openai is lost! Chatgpt.com domain name protection failed,or spent a million dollars to acquire!

Industry Information 21 Sep 2023 05:27:18 PM By:DN editor
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A major event that has recently shocked the internet and domain community is that OpenAI, in an effort to protect ChatGPT.com, filed a UDRP (Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy) lawsuit with the World Intellectual Property

A major event that has recently shocked the internet and domain community is that OpenAI, in an effort to protect ChatGPT.com, filed a UDRP (Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy) lawsuit with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and surprisingly, they failed.

Openai is lost! Chatgpt.com domain name protection failed,or spent a million dollars to acquire!

OpenAI's ChatGPT artificial intelligence service has become one of the most popular chat platforms, boasting over 100 million users. However, despite ChatGPT.com appearing to be associated with OpenAI in the eyes of users, the reality is different. Currently, OpenAI uses chat.openai.com as the official gateway for ChatGPT.

Openai is lost! Chatgpt.com domain name protection failed,or spent a million dollars to acquire!

In March of this year, OpenAI filed a UDRP (Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy) lawsuit with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) to protect ChatGPT.com. Before submitting the UDRP, ChatGPT.com was being used by a website called ChatAI.com. After OpenAI filed the UDRP, the Whois privacy was lifted, and the Whois records showed that the domain was owned and used by a Puerto Rican company named SiteMatrix. SiteMatrix is owned by domain investor and entrepreneur Rick Latona.

Openai is lost! Chatgpt.com domain name protection failed,or spent a million dollars to acquire!

Rick registered chatgpt.com in November 2022, and in September, he stated that his company had accepted a settlement offer from OpenAI. Now, chatgpt.com is fully owned by OpenAI, and no details of the settlement can be disclosed.

Openai is lost! Chatgpt.com domain name protection failed,or spent a million dollars to acquire!

Currently, accessing ChatGPT.com redirects to OpenAI's chat.openai.com website. Furthermore, the Whois records for ChatGPT.com are once again private. As for the amount OpenAI paid to acquire the ChatGPT.com domain, it is not disclosed in the provided information. Some domain professionals have estimated the value of the ChatGPT.com domain to be over a million dollars.

For domain investors, witnessing such scenarios might be tempting, but it's important to note that OpenAI's lawsuit failed because they had not registered the ChatGPT brand trademark at the time. OpenAI has since recognized the importance of brand protection and is in the process of applying for trademark registration. Once successful, they are likely to apply for further protections, which could put domain investors in a passive position.

As a business, it is crucial to prioritize domain brand protection to avoid similar situations as OpenAI. AI is one of the hottest fields for the next decade, and for companies planning to enter the AI domain, early domain name strategy is essential. It's advisable not to follow in OpenAI's footsteps by spending substantial sums on domain acquisitions at a later stage. Here are some high-quality .AI domain suggestions for consideration: Y.ai, B.ai, HK.ai, SZ.ai, Fund.ai, Invest.ai, Trader.ai.

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Openai is lost! Chatgpt.com domain name protection failed,or spent a million dollars to acquire!