[OpenID board] axschema.org is down

Chris Messina chris.messina at gmail.com
Mon May 9 02:52:22 UTC 2011

John Ehrig is the master of domains and should initiate the transfer.

Ideally we'd restore the spec on the domain — or at the very least
post some kind of message explaining where to look for information
about AX.

I'd prefer if schemas.openid.net were made the de facto AX schema URL
in all known references.


On Sunday, May 8, 2011, Dick Hardt <dick.hardt at gmail.com> wrote:
> Someone had told me a squatter had it. I remembered my credentials for the domain registrar and I had an option to renew the domain name registration which I did on the basis that the foundation would like to have the domain.
> Would whoever manages domains please initiate a domain name transfer?
> I'd like to get reimbursed my expenses for the domain.
> btw: I did finish the attribute specs and they were posted at axschema. org -- which I think is no longer active. I could find a copy if anyone was interested.
> -- Dick
> On 2011-05-07, at 10:12 PM, John Bradley wrote:
> I talked to Dick.
> He didn't renew it last month and thinks some squatter has it now.
> I asked him to check if it is still in the grace period that would let him renew it.
> The domain was one that Dick used for SXIP and should never have been in the spec unless he had turned it over to the foundation.
> This is a good lesson to learn.  Don't include references to proprietary things outside of our control!
> The reference is at-least non normative so can be removed.
> We should post a doc listing common AX URI.
> Dicks unfinished attribute type spec used http://schema.openid.net/http://openid.net/specs/openid-attribute-types-1_0-02.html
> openID4java and myopenID use scema.openid.net <http://scema.openid.net/> because those were supposed to be the official ones.
> The domain is actually schemas.openid.net <http://schemas.openid.net/> so the draft and the implementations don't match the real domain.
> Google and others started using the other ax url from sxip's earlier work and sxip used the ones on openid.net <http://openid.net/>.
> AX url's are a mess.  there is no spec that has ever been approved.
> If we can get the domain, we can post a explanation.  Otherwise lets just drop the refrence.
> I always said using the axschema domain was going to be a problem one day unless the foundation controlled it.
> It may be too late to fix.  We shall see.
> John B.On 2011-05-07, at 6:57 PM, Allen Tom wrote:
> We should transfer the domain to the OIDF and get the site back up, since it's supposed to be the attribute registry, and is referenced in the AX spec.
> Allen
> On May 7, 2011, at 2:33 PM, Chris Messina <chris.messina at gmail.com> wrote:
> Not sure when it expired, but  <http://axschema.org/>axschema.org <http://axschema.org/> is down.
> It's referenced in the AX spec, here:
>  <http://openid.net/specs/openid-attribute-exchange-1_0.html#OpenID.axschema>http://openid.net/specs/openid-attribute-exchange-1_0.html#OpenID.axschema
>  <http://openid.net/specs/openid-attribute-exchange-1_0.html#OpenID.axschema>Any ideas what we should do about this? Should we remove the reference? Should we attempt to obtain the domain?
> Chris
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