Why Would Selling Equity In A Domain Name Deserve A Patent?

from the isn't-selling-equity-selling-equity? dept

Brad Feld, one of the increasing number of VCs who's grown skeptical of the value of patents (software patents in particular) alerts us that domain registrar GoDaddy has apparently applied for a patent on selling shares of equity in a domain name. You can see the application itself, which only has six claims and seems pretty straightforward. It's only an application, so there's still a decent chance this gets rejected -- but the very fact that anyone even thought it was worth applying for such a patent is quite telling. It's difficult to see what is new or unique about what's in the patent, other than it applies the standard process of selling equity in anything to a domain name.
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Filed Under: brad feld, domain names, equity, patent, patent application
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    anon, 6 Jul 2009 @ 7:39pm


    That happens when the federal reserve sets the rate at which banks recieves money from it artifically low like after the dot com bust. Then they print money out of thin air (they've been doing it since they were founded in 1913 with the net result of having eroded %95 of the dollars value) that creates a false sense of economic prosperity that causes investors to invest in things they wouldn't invest in if they had a clearer picture of the actual economic situation. And like the rule of gravity everything that goes up, must come down eventually everyone discovers that the economic situation wasn't as good as it appeared and the bad investments made need to clear the system.

    If you want to know more read about austrian economics it is the only school of economics that predicted this situation as opposed the keynesian school whom the government continues to rely on and follow as we speak. In case you didn't know.

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