We don't need i-names in OpenID 2.0 specs, please keep OpenID lightweightTue 13 February 2007
The most thing I love about OpenIDis that it's a *decentralized* identity system, anyone with enough knowledge could setup a OpenID server in minutes, and with YADIS delegation support you can switch your identity provider in seconds, so there is no single failure point, and there is no Big Brother could control or monitor everything.
Yes, the url scheme still depends on DNS system, but DNS system is an *open system* and running successfully for decades to support the Internet. We all known how DNS system work and trusted it for a very long time.
So please don't make simple things complicated, i-names could be easily support using idproxy.net-like proxy, we don't need it in the core OpenID spec.
[The above is copied from a reply to openid-general maillist]