About IDN Technologies LLC
IDN Technologies LLC is a technology licensing company that was established by General Patent Corporation 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.”
IDN Technologies’ patented technology allows Internet users to access web pages and use Internet applications with domain names that include non-English and other special characters, which are known as an Internationalized Domain Names (or “IDN”). Currently, the Internet Engineering Task Force’s RFC 1035 standard only permits domain names to include 37 English characters – the letters A-Z, the numbers 0-9, and the hyphen/minus sign “-”. The restriction on the types of characters permitted in domain names has hampered the proliferation of the Internet in non-English-speaking countries. IDN Technologies’ patented technology satisfies the pent-up demand of non-English speaking Internet users while also fully complying with the standard for Internationalizing Domain Names in Applications approved by the Internet Engineering Steering Group on October 24, 2002.
IDN Technologies is managed by General Patent Corporation (GPS), a leading patent monetization firm, and GPC is also the exclusive licensing agent for the IDN patent. IDN Technologies is a portfolio company of IP Holdings LLC, the IP-centric merchant banking affiliate of General Patent.