Does GoDaddy have bigger ambitions for Flare-like functionality?
GoDaddy has filed a patent application covering various aspects of its Flare app, and the application suggests more features might be planned for the future.
“System and Method for Domain Name Community Network” was filed in March 2016 and published today (pdf), based on a provisional patent application filed in March 2015.
The patent application describes a way to connect small business owners to each other using data such as domain name registrations and websites. It envisions a way to provide referrals, products suggestions, best practices and product/name feedback to business owners.
As of right now, GoDaddy offers a simple business idea feedback tool with its Flare app.
The patent application lists GoDaddy CEO Blake Irving, VP Rene Reinsberg and Director of Product Nguyen as inventors.