[OpenID] Benefits of XRI i-names/i-numbers as OpenIDs (was: is openid 2.0 a lightweight identity system?)

Stephane Bortzmeyer bortzmeyer at nic.fr
Mon Feb 12 16:17:08 UTC 2007

On Mon, Feb 12, 2007 at 12:21:19AM -0800,
 Drummond Reed <drummond.reed at cordance.net> wrote 
 a message of 80 lines which said:

> * Privacy: if you want full control of your URL you need to register
> your own global domain name, which requires either publishing Whois
> contact data or paying your DNS registrar for a proxy registration
> service

Do you know that there are TLDs besides ".com"? Shameless plug: the
ability to hide your personal information is gratis in ".fr".

> * Internationalization: i-name syntax is fully internationalized
> (uses the full Unicode character range) right from the start,
> without the need for complicated punycode
> (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punycode).

Come on, the end-user does not have to use Punycode, it is hidden from
his view. Even the programmer does not need to know it, there are
three different free software libraries to manage Punycode.

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