Friday, March 23, 2012

Someone tried to patent a common method of giving users their own subdomains

I noticed a story on EFF about patenting a method to assign subdomains, dating back to 2009, here    I company called IdeaFlood had tried to maintain a patent on this process.  

Subdomains are common in personal publishing services, such as blogspot, where a user-id is prefixed before the “dot” in the URL.  They were really common in the early days of Web 1.0, as AOL had used them in its (now disbanded) Hometown AOL personal publisher.

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