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Re: Square's new payee identifier: cashtags

From: Erik Ros <mail@erikros.me>
Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:41:35 +0000
Message-ID: <55141A9F.4060608@erikros.me>
To: Adrian Hope-Bailie <adrian@hopebailie.com>, Andy McKay <amckay@mozilla.com>
CC: W3C Credentials Community Group <public-credentials@w3.org>, Web Payments CG <public-webpayments@w3.org>
+1 for the stratified identifying options
-1 for the brand specific stuff

(+1@!adrian<hopebailie.com:)



On 26-03-15 14:26, Adrian Hope-Bailie wrote:
> Another way to think about it might be to adopt a symbol that 
> explicitly represents a namespace outside the DNS system?
>
> Could !username mean, look my identity up on Telehash?
> So the discovery protocol may be something like:
>
> IF identifier starts with '!' lookup on Telehash
> ELSE IF identifier has the form user@domain lookup using WebFinger and 
> fall back to Telehash
> ELSE IF identifier starts with '@' lookup on Twitter identity service 
> fallback to medium.com <http://medium.com> identity service
> ELSE IF identifier starts with '$' lookup on cash.me <http://cash.me> 
> identity service
> ELSE return not found
>
> The last two are not realistic for a global standard but I'm sure 
> Twitter, Medium and Square would like them
>
> On 26 March 2015 at 16:19, Andy McKay <amckay@mozilla.com 
> <mailto:amckay@mozilla.com>> wrote:
>
>
>>     On Mar 26, 2015, at 12:56 PM, Adrian Hope-Bailie
>>     <adrian@hopebailie.com <mailto:adrian@hopebailie.com>> wrote:
>>
>>     It does make me think that an identifier like
>>     adrian$hopebailie.com <http://hopebailie.com/> could be a cool
>>     standard though and would imply that my IdP is at hopebailie.com
>>     <http://hopebailie.com/> and my identity key is "adrian”.
>
>     adrian£hopebailie.com <http://hopebailie.com> is way cooler. A
>     currency symbol that applies to only a few countries isn’t going
>     to work.
>
>

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