PIRP provides an implementation of the experimental PIRP protocol.
The PIRP Protocol Implementation makes it possible for people to summarize into a single address (similar in form to an email address) personal data such as electronic addresses or telephone numbers.
This would be useful for handheld devices such as mobile telephones.
This is the home page of PIRP, a proposal for an internet protocol aimed at creating an universal electronic address. The idea is to extend the format of e-mail address into what we call star-address which will appear something like yourname*acme.com.
Then, having this address, any device accessing the internet can connect to a PIRP server (in this case located at acme.com) and ask him for other channel-dependent addresses like e-mail and postal address or telephone numbers.
In this way people will be finally relieved of knowing lots of different information about themselves and their friends only to be able to communicate with them.
The time of cumbersome telephone numbers is over. Long life to the star-address!