In a Google SEO Office hours session, Google’s Gary Illyes answered the question about whether there was a downside to using the .AI domain since it’s associated with the Caribbean island of Anguilla. If a country uses a .in TLD, Google knows that it is relevant for people in India. It may have been commonly assumed that .AI domains were already treated by Google as gTLDs instead of as a ccTLD but that wasn’t always the case. List of ccTLDs that Google Treads Like gTLDsGoogle publishes as list of ccTLDs that are treated by Google as generic top level domains. Other international domains that are treated like gTLDs are .ad, .co, .fm, .tv and of course .ai.