Patent applications discuss using domain, website and Whois information to generate vanity numbers.
GoDaddy has filed two patent applications related to vanity telephone numbers.
Patent application numbers 15/990163 (pdf) and 15/990169 (pdf) describe methods of finding relevant vanity numbers for people based on factors such as their domain name, Whois information or website content.
The company offers phone numbers in conjunction with its SmartLine service.
Tapan Kamdar, SVP & GM, Productivity Applications at GoDaddy, is listed as the inventor. Kamdar is an inventor on at least 20 of GoDaddy’s patents or patent applications.
The applications were filed in 2018 and published last week on November 28.