US 11,757,652 B2
Decentralized system for securely resolving domain names
Joël Alwen, Vienna (AT); Thomas Michael Leavy, River Edge, NJ (US); and Christopher A. Howell, Freehold, NJ (US)
Assigned to WICKR INC., Pleasanton, CA (US)
Filed by Wickr Inc., Pleasanton, CA (US)
Filed on Sep. 25, 2020, as Appl. No. 17/32,157.
Prior Publication US 2022/0103370 A1, Mar. 31, 2022
Int. Cl. H04L 29/06 (2006.01); H04L 9/32 (2006.01); H04L 9/30 (2006.01); H04L 61/10 (2022.01); H04L 61/3015 (2022.01); H04L 9/08 (2006.01)
CPC H04L 9/3247 (2013.01) [H04L 9/088 (2013.01); H04L 9/30 (2013.01); H04L 61/10 (2013.01); H04L 61/3025 (2013.01)] 19 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
1. A method comprising:
receiving, by a computing device from a user device, a request comprising a domain name to create a new federated network;
generating a domain name entry corresponding to the requested domain name for the new federated network;
defining one or more policies for updating the domain name entry;
sending, by the computing device, an indication that the new federated network has been created in association with the requested domain name;
storing the domain name entry in a distributed ledger;
generating, using a private domain key, a signature associated with a query of the distributed ledger, wherein the query obtains a network address of the new federated network; and
establishing, based on the signature and the network address obtained from the query of the distributed ledger, a secure communication channel between a first server of the new federated network and a second server associated with another federated network.