Tue, 30 Mar 2004

Subdomains Part Of The Patent Frenzy

According to the article, this patent was issued in 1999. I owned a subdomain (ravenswood.sheridan.org) in 1994. Can you say "prior art"?

This is just another legal extortion attempt.

A company called Ideaflood that has been sending out letters to web hosting firms claiming that they own a patent on subdomains.

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