[OpenID] why is xri so obtuse?

Victor Grey victor at 2idi.com
Mon Jan 1 18:23:50 UTC 2007

Dmitry Shechtman wrote:
> In fact,
> after exchanging e-mails with Victor Grey of 2idi I nearly removed XRI
> support from phpbb-openid (an phpBB consumer I am developing).

In case anyone is wondering what the nature of that exchange was:

Dmitry wrote:
> I am working on OpenID integration for phpBB:
> http://test.phpbb.cc/
> I would love to test it with an i-name, but I have none. Could 2idi  
> issue one to me temporarily?

Victor wrote:
> Sorry Dmitry -- we have to pay our upstream provider to register an i-
> name for you, so we have no way to create a temporary i-name. If you
> want an i-name of your own, you'll have to pay the $20.


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