XDI.ORG – An explanation of i-names
The success of the Internet has led to an explosion of different electronic addresses: email, SMS/MMS, instant messaging, etc. As powerful and convenient as these addresses are, they all have one serious flaw: they are extremely hard to protect from spam, viruses, worms, and other security and privacy violations.
A new type of address has been developed to solve this problem. Called an i-name, it is the first universal private address—a single address you can use for all types of electronic communications while always maintaining control of your privacy.