I’m working with Affilias to roll out a registry for corp.com domain names (“did you miss acme.com? you might be interested in acme.corp.com”). We’re shooting for early April to have things up and running.
Along those lines, I’m working on a little gizmo to help people look up name-possibilities for free. There are lots of darn good resources, but they’re really hard to find so I thought it would be useful to find as many as I can, and perhaps put some automation in front of them to make the searching easier.
This is a scratchpad for me as I locate the free-lookup sites.
Free trademark searches — US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) — (note; follow the “Search trademarks” link in the middle of the page)
Free national business yellow-pages search — Searchbug
Free state entity name search locations (not complete, I’m still hunting them down on the incredibly variable state pages — you’d think there’d be some kinda convention they’d follow…)
District of Columbia (DC)