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But minting DOIs requires a Registration Agency which as far as I understand
it, requires $1,000 and approval from the International DOI Federation.[1]
Roy

[1] http://www.doi.org/handbook_2000/governance.html#7.2.2


On 11/23/09 11/23/09  10:07 AM, "Eric Hellman" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> For example, if you don't want to rely on dx.doi.org as your gateway to the
> handle system for doi resolution, it would be quite easy for me to deploy my
> own gateway at dx.hellman.net. I might want to do this if a were an
> organization paranoid about security and didn't want to disclose to anybody
> what doi's my organization was resolving. Or, I might want to directly access
> metadata in the handle system that doesn't go through the http gateways, to
> provide a service other than resolution.
> 
> Does this answer your question, Ross?
> 
> 
> 
> On Nov 20, 2009, at 2:31 PM, Ross Singer wrote:
> 
>> On Fri, Nov 20, 2009 at 2:23 PM, Eric Hellman <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>> Having incorporated the handle client software into my own stuff rather
>>> easily, I'm pretty sure that's not true.
>> 
>> Fair enough.  The technology is binding independent.
>> 
>> So you are using and sharing handles using some protocol other than HTTP?
>> 
>> I'm more interested in the sharing part of that question.  What is the
>> format of the handle identifier in this context?  What advantage does
>> it bring over HTTP?
>> 
>> -Ross.
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