“Anguilla, a special island in the Caribbean, is getting a lot more money thanks to its special internet name ending in “.ai”. People all over the world want these names because they are linked to Artificial Intelligence.
In just one year, the number of these special names people are getting has doubled! Even big companies like Google, Facebook, and Microsoft are interested in having one. They might want it because of clever computer programs like ChatGPT made by OpenAI.
In the year 2021, Anguilla made about $7.4 million from these special names, according to public papers. At first, experts thought they might make about $8.3 million in 2023, but now they think it could be much more—between $25 million and $30 million. This is a lot of money compared to what the whole island usually makes.
The “.ai” names are really popular now, and this is a great chance for Anguilla to get more money. It shows how important and valuable these names are because of AI.