28 Jan '13, 7pm

Domain Name Wire: Verisign’s patents: who will the company go after?: Company’s patent portfolio isn’t limited t...

Company’s patent portfolio isn’t limited to domain name industry. Last week Verisign said it would consider ways to monetize its patent portfolio . The company’s patent portfolio is quite broad. In addition to covering domain names, it has patents and patent applications covering everything from digital cameras to online payments to databases to telecom. Who will it go after? Let’s take a look at some of the potential targets. Competing domain registries Verisign has a number of patents related to registry operations. It has a collection of internationalized domain name patents (e.g. 8,341,252 and 8,291,048). It also has patents related to running a whois database (8,090,693). It has patents pending covering DNSSEC, the recovery of a failed registry, methods to predict domain renewal rates, and systems to predict traffic to non-existent domains. Possible targets include Af...

Full article: http://domainnamewire.com/2013/01/28/verisigns-patents-wh...

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