Since my well received post on setting up an Anti-squatted AI x-risk domains index, I’ve been picking up more and more domains, talking to other domain holders, and building an interface for viewing them. I’ve also put a few of them to good use already!
Also a big thanks to Ben West for sharing 215 of CEA's parked domains, which EA projects are welcome to request use of by emailing email@example.com. He also offered for CEA to be the custodian of the domains I bought, with the condition that they will be pointed to nameservers I control and that they will return ownership of them for EA-aligned use on request, unless they’re in active use by another EA project. This will save me from having to pay upkeep, which will help make this more sustainable. He's open to extending this offer to holders of other relevant domains.
If you'd like to use one of these domains, then message the contact person specified. They each have different policies for handing over the domain, but a good standard is that they'll point the domain towards your servers on request, and hand it over for free if and when you have built something useful at that location.
Here’s the top 40 domains I’m most excited about, but go check the full list:
|aisafety.global||AI Safety Conferencefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|existential-risks.org||High quality email@example.com|
|aisafety.tools||Directory of firstname.lastname@example.org|
|effectivealtruism.ventures||EA entrepreneurs or impact investing email@example.com|
|aisafety.degree||AI Safety PhD firstname.lastname@example.org|
|alignment.careers||80k said they were happy for others to join the careers advice email@example.com|
|xrisk.fund||x-risk specific funding firstname.lastname@example.org|
|aisafety.careers||80k said they were happy for others to join the careers advice email@example.com|
|aisafety.fund||AIS-specific funding firstname.lastname@example.org|
|animalwelfare.day||Days to do a coordinated push for cause email@example.com|
|globalhealth.day||Days to do a coordinated push for cause firstname.lastname@example.org|
|alignment.day||Days to do a coordinated push for cause email@example.com|
|aisafety.day||Days to do a coordinated push for cause firstname.lastname@example.org|
|cause-x.day||Days to do a coordinated push for cause email@example.com|
|biosecurity.day||Days to do a coordinated push for cause areas? Anti-GOFfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|rationality.day||Days to do a coordinated push for cause email@example.com|
|aisafety.quest||Project Euler for AISfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|aisafety.coach||An org which specializes in coaching AI safety email@example.com|
|aisafety.observer||Articles on news on the AI safety firstname.lastname@example.org|
|aisafety.group||Peer-to-peer study groups for skilling up email@example.com|
|bountiedrationality.org||Website to pair with the BR facebook firstname.lastname@example.org|
|aisafety.foundation||AIS-specific funding email@example.com|
|xrisk.foundation||x-risk specific funding firstname.lastname@example.org|
|alignment.courses||List of all training programs (using Stampy answer as backend)?||email@example.com|
|aisafety.network||Peer-to-peer researchers firstname.lastname@example.org|
|aisafety.dev||SWEs for AI safety email@example.com|
My theory is that in order to align incentives well, I’m going to go ahead and build useful things without requesting funding and hope that someone thinks I’m doing good work and retrofunds me. I’ve spent $544.14 on domains listed on ea.domains, and $1,542.62 on other directly EA domains for various projects not listed here, along with at least a few dozen hours researching, buying, and setting up domains as well as the website.
I’d be encouraged to see my theory confirmed, and to set an example so that other people try the build-first strategy if they have the means. I’ll list retrofunders who step up in this post and the footer of the website, if they are happy with that.
There are more domains I’m excited to add to the collection, but they’re a bit more expensive (e.g. one which I think would make a great org name is $99/y. Not naming publicly to avoid it being squatted, but happy to tell people who want to buy it for ea.domains in private, or use some retrofunds for it).