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Internet Protocol Identity Community Group

This group is for the discussion of assigning an IPv6 address for every person on Earth, so everyone has a digital identity. Each individual could use this to proxy or alias other identifiers, permanent or temporary, over different spans of their lifetime. Thus, a person they can manage their domain names, physical or email addresses, phone numbers, WebRTC address, and other contact info as they wish, flexibly maintaining an identity in a decentralized way not controlled by third-party commercial interests or even governments. This system could also be used for organizations, businesses, animals, or any other entity that needs an identity. This group may produce specifications.

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This group is for the discussion of assigning an IPv6 address for every person on Earth, so everyone has a digital identity.

Each individual could use this to proxy or alias other identifiers, permanent or temporary, over different spans of their lifetime. Thus, a person they can manage their domain names, physical or email addresses, phone numbers, WebRTC address, and other contact info as they wish, flexibly maintaining an identity in a decentralized way not controlled by third-party commercial interests or even governments.

This system could also be used for organizations, businesses, animals, or any other entity that needs an identity.

This group may produce specifications.


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

This is a community initiative. This group was originally proposed on 2015-02-14 by Doug Schepers. The following people supported its creation: Doug Schepers, Ian Jacobs, Amandeep Sidhu, Aswini S, Ronald Reck. W3C’s hosting of this group does not imply endorsement of the activities.

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