Web company Go Daddy has registered a patent for “announcing a domain name registration on a social website”. The nub of the patented method seems to be the ability to create a time-triggered announcement. Business process patents are always controversial. Do they have much value? Would Go Daddy actually be able to defend its rights to this process?
We have a mismatch between actionable intellectual property and registerable intellectual property. In other words, there's stuff that's of real, innovative value – and then there's stuff you can get a patent on. Domain Name Wire