Patent application describes domain registration widget.
Google has filed an application (pdf) with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to patent a “Method and Device for Domain Web Page Registration”.
The application describes a need by third-party website builder services to offer domain name registration to people after they create a website. Of course, almost all website builders offer domain name registration through a reseller system.
I believe that the patent is related to a widget Google designed to sell domain names to Blogger users. The patent claims:
“According to some implementations, the list may include one or more available domain names having a top-level domain selected to be emphasized by the third-party website. For example, if the third-party website provides services for bloggers, the top-level domain “.blog” may be selected to be emphasized.”
If you create a blog on the Blogger platform now, you will get a pop-up dialog about registering a domain name:
Once you search for a domain you will see results in the same dialog box:
While creating a widget dialog like this is a different implementation of domain reselling systems, domain resellers might want to take note of some of the claims Google is making in the patent application.
The patent application was filed in 2016 and published today.