GoDaddy gets patent related to facilitating expired domain and aftermarket transactions

JulienJ

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Concepts in patent could help domain owners sell more domains.

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The United States Patent and Trademark Office has granted a patent to GoDaddy for “Notifying registrants of domain name valuations”.

The title of U.S. patent number 9865011 (pdf) is a bit misleading to the crux of the patent, which is much more encompassing. There are two main concepts in the patent:

1. Notifying domain searchers if a domain becomes available.

The patent states that 65% of searches today result in a user not finding the available domain they originally searched. (Note: the patent application was filed in January 2015).

So GoDaddy describes a system that monitors domain names people search for and notifies them if they later become available due to a) the domain expiring or b) the domain owner offering it for sale in the aftermarket (or indicating they are willing to sell it). The notifications may be limited so they don’t trigger if too much time has passed between the search and the availability.

2. Enabling communication between a domain searcher and domain owner to facilitate a transaction.

If the domain owner opts in, there could be a way for a domain searcher to contact the domain owner with an offer to buy the domain name. There might also be some sort of domain valuation that occurs as part of this process.

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