29 Jun '17, 4pm

.Build registry files patent app for dynamic premium pricing

.Build registry files patent app for dynamic premium pricing

An idea for new top level domains might have relevance for popular TLDs. Patent application covers dynamic pricing of domain names. With the introduction of new top level domain names a few years ago came an explosion in the number of TLDs offering some of their domain names at premium prices. I recall speaking to someone at a registrar before new TLDs came out and discussing these premium tiers. He mentioned that some registries wanted to offer dynamic pricing where the price of specific premium domain names changed based on current events. The registrar put the kibosh on that idea. Instead, registries have just priced their domains within a handful of tiers (or 700 , as it may be.) Back in 2015 Plan Bee LLC, the registry behind .build, filed a patent application (pdf) with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Organization to patent this sort of dynamic pricing. The patent appli...

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