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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
References in periodicals archive ?
com Codeplex LID SourceID DiSO Project OpenID Shibboleth Dominck Baier OpenInfocard Verisign Personal Drupal OpenSSO Identity Provider Francis Shanahan Open XRI Xmldap Higgins Project Pamela Project Yadis I-names Rob Richards Identity Commons Sharp STS
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.
Cordance also announced that JanRain, a leading developer of tools and services for OpenID, has added i-names support to their OpenID 1.
More information about i-names and i-services can be found at www.
Reduced Registry Fees, Web Single Sign-On Makes i-Names Preferred Choice for Safe, Private OpenID
June 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cordance, the corporate administrator for the i-names global namespace, and NeuStar, Inc.
We see the OASIS XRI standards for i-names as an important complement to the identity management standards at the Liberty Alliance and our enabling identity federation services.
I-names, which are based on the XRI (Extensible Resource Identifier) specifications from OASIS, may initially be registered in English/Latin, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean characters.
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.
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.
Both namespaces initially support international i-names registered using Latin, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean characters.
June 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cordance, the corporate administrator for the i-names global namespace, and NeuStar, Inc.