Application covers aspects of Uniregistry Market.
Frank Schilling has filed a patent application (pdf) with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to cover certain aspects of his company’s domain name marketplace, now called Uniregistry Market.
The application was filed in June 2016 and just published today. Schilling previously filed a provisional application in 2012 and an application (now abandoned) in 2013.
Titled “Domain Name Marketplace With Mobile Sales And Brokerage Platform”, the application’s abstract reads:
An online platform for the listing and sale of internet domain names includes a web server for receiving purchase inquiries from buyers and a messaging facility for communicating inquiries to sellers who have listed domain names for sale through the platform. A mobile communication application provides sellers with immediate access to purchase inquiries, valuation tools, consultation facilities and brokerage delegation tools by which sellers may efficiently engage buyers in response to purchase inquiries. The online platform leverages the ability of domain names to identify an online location in order to use the domain name itself as a communication channel, in addition to facilitating other channels of communication between buyer and seller.
You’ll notice that the images in the application are dated images from the old Domain Name Sales system.
The patent lists Schilling and Ying Han as inventors.