Subdomains Patented?

By Deane Barker on March 30, 2004

Web Hosting Industry News | Subdomain Patent Sparks Concerns: Oh, nice. Morons.

The letter stated that Ideaflood has patented the idea of assigning users subdomains, such as

According to the discussion postings, the letter said that, since Ideaflood has patented the concept, further subdomain service for customers would require the purchase of a license through Ideaflood.

Via Slashdot.