So, I finally made the jump and signed up for an OpenID – on the recommendation of Jeff Atwood, I chose as my provider.

Interestingly, you can set up your own domain through OpenID and basically give out OpenIDs based on your domain, instead of someone else’s. (In case you’re not aware of how an OpenID works, basically your “ID” with OpenID is a URL, say,

So of course, I signed up my domain,, so that I can give out OpenIDs based on my domain.

If you’d like to have an OpenID from (in the form of[your user name]), just let me know. But be warned that I get to choose who gets them, and I will be choosy.

There’s no real difference with an OpenID from and any other open ID provider – I just think it’s cool to have my own domain be part of my open ID. 😉

Of course, finding sites that use OpenID will be a challenge… and of course to not be a hypocrite I need to figure out how to allow OpenID on my blog… but hey, one step at a time, right?

By Keith Survell

A geek, programmer, amateur photographer, anime fan and crazy rabbit person.