For a long time we were missing “code example” for a popular programming language Ruby! Luck wanted me to be a guest speaker on a pannel discussion during Web Industrija (last Thursday). Although the pannel discussion was really interesting (From ideas to investments), and guests congratulated me, we have a much more interesting announcement
During the Web Industrija I met Alexander Rusa from Emerion. Alexander loves Ruby, and it was very kind of him to provide us with an example for such a fantastic language! When he is not writing cool Ruby code for hot startups, he is working at Emerion, one of the hosting companies in Austria.
Same as examples above. We’re going to check if the domain name “whoapi.com” is available. If error occurs it will be translated automatically, if not you should see “1″ (domain taken) as a resulting string.
Domain availability API - Ruby
Do you have a startup or are you thinking about starting one? Ever heard of Seedcamp? Well, there’s a great free eBook with gathered knowledge, tips and tricks from over 30 startups, including WhoAPI! You will certainly learn a lot about the Seedcamp experience, the participants, and prepare yourself for what to expect if applying.
We just heard back from our lawyers, and they confirmed that they sent the name and logo to The State Intelectual Property Office. We do not anticipate any trouble with registering this name as a trademark since the only mention of WhoAPI on the entire Internet is our WhoAPI. No other company registered this name in the entire world. It is only a matter of time when we post WhoAPI ® I can’t wait for that day since this was one of my childhood dreams! Me and Edi always fantasized how awesome it would be to have something so original, so unique that you could put the ® sign. This went so far that I thought ® meant “original”. The circle representing the O, and the second letter was R. I was still a kid, and there was no Google back then, so I don’t really know how I got that idea :).
To make everything more secure, and stronger, we have also decided to increase our domain portfolio. So far we had registered whoapi.com and whoapi.us. We renewed our .com domain for another 10 years, and registered whoapi.net, whoapi.org, whoapi.info and whoapi.eu (Croatia will join the EU in 2013). We will not register any other TLD’s or ccTLD’s, neither are we interested in them.
WhoAPI - registered trademark