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i-name

A human-friendly name in the XRI system for persistent naming on the Internet. I-names are registered to people, businesses, communities, as well as to any data resource. The registrar is an "i-broker," which enables the registrant to manage the i-name data record (the XRDS file).

People are =, Companies are @
A personal i-name starts with an equals sign, such as =john.doe, and a company i-name starts with an at sign, such as @mycompany. People and company i-names are high-level XRI names.

Communities and Data
A community can be created by subdividing an @ i-name with a star (*) preceding each individual, such as @mygroup*john.doe. Data names are created by subdividing a company i-name with a plus sign (+) for each data element, such as @mycompany+productA.

People (=) and company (@) i-names are managed by the i-broker; however, the * and + i-names at a lower level are maintained and managed in local servers, similar to the way lower-level DNS names are stored on a company's own DNS servers, not the top level root servers on the Internet. Individuals with = i-names can also subdivide their name into additional users and data in the same manner. See XRI, XRDS and i-broker.
Symbol   User       I-Name Example

 =        Person     =john.doe

 @        Company    @mycompany

 @ and *  Community  @mygroup*pat
                     @mygroup*maria
                     @mygroup*joe

 @ and +  Data       @mycompany+productA
                     @mycompany+productB
                     @mycompany+productC
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Cordance's Chief Technology Officer Drummond Reed added, "In addition to OpenID, the i-name and XRI architecture can be leveraged by all user-centric identity technologies, including the OASIS SAML 2.
Cordance is the original innovator of XRI technology and administrator of the i-name Global Registry Service under contract by XDI.
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Cordance, operator of the i-names digital identity address registry, announced at Digital ID World 2006 today that all i-name registrars ("i-brokers") will now support the new OpenID Web authentication protocol.
org-Accredited I-Brokers(TM) are also now offering two other standardized digital identity services ("i-services") for i-name owners: contact pages -- a simple, safe way for to be contacted over the web without exposing an email address to spam, and forwarding links -- an easy way to create a lifetime link to any Web resource, such as a blog, home page, resume, photo album, song collection, etc.
11 /PRNewswire/ -- Cordance, operator of the i-names digital identity address registry, announced at Digital ID World 2006 today that all i-name registrars ("i-brokers") will now support the new OpenID Web authentication protocol.
Beginning today, two new i-name digital address namespaces become available: "=name" and "@name.
In addition to spam-safe contact service, i-brokers will be offering two other basic i-services: single sign-on service, which enables consumers to use their i-name and a single, strong, secure password to log in to websites or web-based applications; and forwarding service, which allows individuals or businesses to create their own simple, permanent digital addresses for web pages, blogs, photos, videos, files, etc.
org, a public trust organization that serves as the governing body for development of standards for the "i-name" digital address, announces that it has approved the Global Service Specification governing how i-names are to be sold and supported, paving the way for the opening of the i-names Global Registry Service ("GRS") on June 20, 2006.
In the same way that the easy registration of a domain name enabled millions of users to create websites and begin making electronic commerce a reality, the ability to register an i-name will allow businesses and individuals to begin to use identity-based services that create greater convenience and provide more personal control to the individual.
In related news, NeuStar indicated that Cordance Corporation announced that it has selected NeuStar's ISX registry services as the foundation of its i-name Services offering.
June 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cordance, the corporate administrator for the i-names global namespace, and NeuStar, Inc.