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Proposed Group: Permanent Identifier Community Group

The Permanent Identifier Community Group has been proposed by Manu Sporny:

The Permanent Identifier Community Group is responsible for shepherding the community-run website and services associated with the website. The goal of is to provide a permanent URL re-direction service for Web applications. These types of URLs are important for Linked Data applications, Vocabulary development, and other sorts of applications that need to utilize long-lived identifiers on the Web.

At the core of the community is a loose association of organizations including Digital Bazaar, 3 Round Stones, OpenLink Software, Applied Testing and Technology, and W3C, that have an agreement in place taking responsibility for co-manage the website and services. The agreement is setup such that various organizations can fail, lose interest, or be unavailable for long periods of time without impacting the overall operation and maintenance of the website.

You are invited to support the creation of this group. Once the group has a total of five supporters, W3C launch the group and people can join to begin work.

In order to join the group, you will need a W3C account.

If you believe that there is an issue with this group that requires the attention of the W3C staff, please send us email on

Thank you,
W3C Community Development Team

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