Canada’s ccTLD administrator files patent application related to aspects of its Fury registry platform.
Canadian Internet Registration Authority, the group that manages Canada’s .CA domain name and has started offering registry services to other TLDs, has filed a patent application covering aspects of its Fury registry platform.
The organization filed a patent application (pdf) with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for “Registry Domain Name Management”.
The idea is to create a centralized way for registries to add “tags” to domain names. These tags may affect how domain transactions (e.g., registrations) can be handled.
For example, a domain name might have a premium price tag. When a registrar uses EPP to try to register the domain, the tag info will be pulled from a database to notify the registrar of the price. Click here to continue reading…