Patents cover domain availability lookups and DNS templates.
GoDaddy has added two new patents to its collection. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted two patents to the company today.
Patent #10,659,424 (pdf) – Determining status of domain name registration. The idea behind this patent is to determine if a domain name is available for registration by using the least amount of computing/connection resources as possible.
Patent #10659423 (pdf) – System and method for modifying a domain name system template. This patent describes a way to set up DNS templates that can be applied to domain names. Some of these could be pre-set by the registrar, such as a way to connect a domain to a photo-sharing website or other third-party service. Users could also create their own templates that can be applied to multiple domains. (I use one such template to send email to Mailbox Park and web traffic to a Uniregistry lander.)