Anti-squatted AI x-risk domains indexpost by plex · 2022-08-12T12:00:18.494Z · EA · GW · 9 comments
Edit: See ea.domains for an updated list and a form to add your own!
I heard about a recent case of a relevant domain being squatted, and figured that the people who buy up domains then sell them at a markup might start to notice the growth of interest in AI x-risk and claim some domains which would otherwise host good projects. I've bought the following, and will make them available for use by anyone in the x-risk community.
aisafety.global - Conference?
aisafety.careers - 80k said they were happy for others to join the space
alignment.academy - Training program?
alignment.courses - List of all training programs (using Stampy answer as backend)?
aisafety.ventures - Entrepreneurs org?
aisafety.fund - AIS-specific funding org?
agisafety.info - Useful if we fall back to AGI Safety
aisafety.coach - More orgs in the direction of AI Safety Support?
aisafety.network - Peer-to-peer researchers something?
aisafety.quest - Project Eurler for AIS?
agisafety.wiki - alt. Stampy's Wiki branding?
Others (see links for handover conditions)
x-risks.com - Drew Spartz [EA(p) · GW(p)]
effectivealtruism.money - Dony Christie [EA(p) · GW(p)], he might have a use for
effectivealtruism.capital - Dony Christie [EA(p) · GW(p)], he might have a use for
effectivealtruism.plus - Dony Christie [EA(p) · GW(p)]
effectivealtruism.ventures - Dony Christie [EA(p) · GW(p)]
This cost ~$200 of personal funds for the first year, and closer to $500/y going forward as the onboarding discounts wear off. I estimate saving one or two wanted domains from being squatted and the hassle / cost of acquiring it or moving to a worse domain would make this worthwhile for several years, so this seems probably positive EV.
The main downside risk would be from people who want these domains not knowing they're available, so I have forwarded all of these domains to my home page. Hopefully people who want them will check there to track me down and request them. This is not perfect, but seems better than waiting for them to be sniped.
I will point them towards the servers of anyone who claims to have a half decent plan for the domain, and hand over the domain fully if they build something which seems useful.
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