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Re: transfer of URI/WebID ownership

From: Henry Story <henry.story@bblfish.net>
Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2012 11:12:23 +0200
Cc: public-webid <public-webid@w3.org>, Read-Write-Web <public-rww@w3.org>
Message-Id: <EE9FCA85-2A9F-48F8-94F7-08B38810CBBD@bblfish.net>
To: nathan@webr3.org

On 10 Oct 2012, at 01:37, Nathan <nathan@webr3.org> wrote:

> Was just thinking.. if I let my domain expire (webr3.org), then somebody else can assume my WebIdentity.
> How would I invalidate that WebID <http://webr3.org/nathan#me> and use a new one?

The same problem will exist with all forms of naming  schemes I think. If you use a Tor server tied to a cryptographic key you can loose your key.

One thing to do would be to let all the people who you form you social network with 
know to change your webid. 

The best is to do this before you loose your domain, perhaps by having your WebID profile
redirect with a 301 to your new profile. The new profile would for a time have your old
and your new WebID linked by owl:sameAs.

But I think the question is here: is a 301 also a signal of a change of WebID, since
the document has moved permanently, do #uris in the old document also need to be
moved permanently?


Social Web Architect

Received on Wednesday, 10 October 2012 09:13:01 UTC

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