[OpenID] why is xri so obtuse?

Drummond Reed drummond.reed at cordance.net
Mon Jan 1 18:37:10 UTC 2007

Victor, thanks for responding. I opened my email this morning and was
dismayed to find this thread reinforcing how badly XRI and i-names are
misunderstood by many involved with OpenID. I'll reply separately to Greg
Hewgill's email next.

Dmitry: I'm sorry about your initial impression of XRI and i-names. There
are in fact some i-brokers that offer free community i-names -- see
for one example.

See my response to Greg for more info (I need to have breakfast first, so it
may be in hour or so.)

=Drummond (i-name: =drummond.reed, http://xri.net/=drummond.reed) 

-----Original Message-----
From: general-bounces at openid.net [mailto:general-bounces at openid.net] On
Behalf Of Victor Grey
Sent: Monday, January 01, 2007 10:24 AM
To: general at openid.net
Subject: Re: [OpenID] why is xri so obtuse?

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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