IDN Technologies LLC is a technology licensing company that was established to expand the uses and applications for the technology covered by U.S. Patent No. 6,182,148 “Method and system for internationalizing domain names.” The application for this patented technology is based on the large number of non-English-speaking users of the Internet. For example:
• 92% of the world speaks a primary language other than English
• 48% of Internet users are non-native English speakers
The IDN Technologies patent provides a fundamental and key technology for Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs). The Internet Engineering Task Force's RFC 1035 standard does not allow non-English characters in domain names, and this hampers the establishment of Internet domains in non-English-speaking countries. Using IDN Technologies’ patented technology, Internet users can access web pages and use various Internet applications with domain names that include foreign language and other special characters.
IDN Technologies is a portfolio company of IP Holdings LLC, the IP-centric merchant banking affiliate of General Patent Corporation, a leading patent monetization firm. IDN Technologies is managed by GPC, and General Patent is the exclusive licensing agent for the IDN patent.