Patent Number: 6,338,082

Title: Method, product, and apparatus for requesting a network resource

Abstract: When a network resource request having a domain name is received, it is determined whether the network resource can be located including determing whether the domain name is resolvable. Rather than displaying an error message or processing a search request in response to determining that a network resource can not be located or of an unresolvable domain name, the domain name can instead be redirected to a registration service where the unresolvable domain name is automatically used to perform a registration request and determine domain name availability. When the domain name is not available for registration, domain name registrant information is provided. However, when the domain name is determined available, a registration form is provided. For example, sucha domain name in question may be redirected from theautosearch feature of a web browser to a service, which determines that the domain name is available for registration enabling a potential registrant to register the available domain name by selecting a domain name registration provider from a list of domain name registration providers.

Inventors: Schneider; Eric (University Heights, OH)


International Classification: H04L 29/12 (20060101); G06F 013/00 ()

Expiration Date: 01/08/2019