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CDN EdgeCast Licenses Web.com’s Patent Portfolio

In an interesting announcement this morning, CDN provider EdgeCast has licensed Web.com's patent portfolio and will be providing CDN services including web page acceleration and origin and edge storage for the Web.com property.

The patent license agreement grants EdgeCast a license for more than thirty issued and pending patents covering a broad range of methods and techniques including: display and delivery of rich media; unique storage systems; automated hosting and server management; load balancing technology; and dynamic DNS technologies. Some of the patent applications date back as far as 1994.

I've just started doing a little research on Web.com's patent portfolio and you can find a list of most of their patents here on their website. Most of Web.com's patents don't directly involve video and are more focused on things pertaining to DNS, managing servers and load balancing amongst other network related activities.