Local Corporation Granted U.S. Web Domain Name Patent

  Local Corporation Granted U.S. Web Domain Name Patent

           Covers Bulk Acquisition and Development of Domain Names

Business Wire

IRVINE, Calif. -- December 12, 2012

Local Corporation (NASDAQ:LOCM), a leading online local media company, today
announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted the company
patent number 8,312,125, which covers a method and system for the bulk
acquisition and development of multiple web domain names.

Issued on Nov. 13, 2012, the patent describes a system and method for enabling
the bulk acquisition and management of multiple web domains. The patent covers
the technology related to the fulfillment of web domains. Local Corp. is
currently using this technology for its small and medium-sized business (SMBs)
customer as well as for the development of its recently announced vertically
oriented lead generation sites. The method includes collecting a set of domain
names for bulk content development, some of which are derived from
user-provided keywords; filtering the set of domain names based on matching
the domains to most-often used search terms by consumers; automatically
submitting domain names for purchase; applying a template to the web domain
related pages; and inserting content in those pages.

“The domain name industry continues to grow, with the number of domain names
registered worldwide expected to top 305 million by 2018^1,” said Heath
Clarke, Local Corporation chairman and chief executive officer. “This method
is already being used as part of our Launch by Local SMB fulfillment platform
and forms the basis for our site expansion into lead generation verticals.
We’ve spent years developing our intellectual property portfolio, and we’re
pleased that this key patent has issued.”

This is the eleventh patent issued to the company and was part of the original
OCTANE360 platform and asset acquisition in July 2010.

About Local Corporation

Local Corporation (NASDAQ:LOCM) is a leading online local media company that
connects brick-and-mortar businesses with over a million online and mobile
consumers each day using a variety of innovative digital marketing products.
To advertise, or for more information, visit: http://www.localcorporation.com.

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