Deliver Your News to the World launches world’s first personalized OpenID service

WEBWIRE launches the first fully personalized, portable OpenID solution for the mass market, in partnership with Global Name Registry, JanRain and Key Systems, signing up more than 4000 users after just four days of operation.

A first on the Internet, is offering people worldwide their name as a personal and lifelong email address and OpenID, typically and It combines the best of identity technologies, personalized email and web address, and incorporates a powerful digital identity using the rapidly expanding OpenID technology.

OpenID is provided in partnership with JanRain, a Portland, Oregon based company building identity services, which was recently selected for the Business 2.0 “Next Net 25” list. is unique in the new and rapidly growing OpenID space enabling users to easily and quickly get not only an OpenID from a trusted provider, but an address that can follow them for life no matter which email provider, web provider or OpenID provider they choose. A .NAME address provides the ultimate freedom to change service providers, email, web and identity. offers much more than OpenID - above all it is about providing a memorable, personal and lifelong contact point for online communication - the essence of an online identity.

“A .NAME is personal Internet property of the best kind. What can be more memorable and descriptive for your identity than your name, like A .NAME address is the perfect basis for OpenID digital identity and can stay with a person for life.” says Hakon Haugnes, President of Global Name Registry.

About Global Name Registry
Global Name Registry, headquartered in London, UK, is the global administrator of the .NAME Internet top level domain, the only Internet space reserved exclusively for individual identity.

About JanRain
JanRain is a Portland, Oregon based company building identity services based on the single sign-on technology called OpenID. JanRain has provided clear leadership in developing OpenID and was recently selected for the Business 2.0 “Next Net 25” list.

About Key Systems
Key-Systems GmbH is an ICANN accredited domain name registrar and one of the leading European registrars with currently more than 1,500,000 domains under management.


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