25 Oct '12, 3pm

Go Daddy files patent applications for geo domain suggestion tools

Patent applications are related to geo domain search tool released in 2009. In 2009 Go Daddy released a geo domain research tool to help domainers find local domains, such as cityHotels.com. The tool is online at geo.godaddy.com /. The company subsequently filed three patent applications covering various ways to generate geographic-specific related domain names. These three applications were filed in 2011 but just published today. The applications are: SUGGESTING DOMAIN NAMES FROM ONLINE MAP SELECTIONS (20120271877) SUGGESTING DOMAIN NAMES FROM A GPS LOCATION (20120271878) GEOGRAPHIC DOMAIN NAME SUGGESTION TOOLS (20120272172) Adam Dicker, who was VP of Aftermarket at Go Daddy at the time the tool was released (and owns DNForum ) is listed as an inventor along with Paul Nicks (current Director, Product Development – Aftermarket at Go Daddy) and Robert Bacus.

Full article: http://domainnamewire.com/2012/10/25/go-daddy-files-paten...

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