Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (candidate for appsawg WG)
Authors Paul Jones  , Gonzalo Salgueiro  , Joseph Smarr 
Last updated 2012-07-03 (latest revision 2012-06-17)
Replaced by RFC 7033
Stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
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Stream WG state Call For Adoption By WG Issued
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IESG IESG state Replaced by draft-ietf-appsawg-webfinger
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This Internet-Draft is no longer active. A copy of the expired Internet-Draft can be found at


This specification defines the WebFinger protocol. WebFinger may be used to discover information about people on the Internet, such as a person's personal profile address, identity service, telephone number, or preferred avatar. WebFinger may also be used to learn information about objects on the network, such as the amount of toner in a printer or the physical location of a server.


Paul Jones (paulej@packetizer.com)
Gonzalo Salgueiro (gsalguei@cisco.com)
Joseph Smarr (jsmarr@google.com)

(Note: The e-mail addresses provided for the authors of this Internet-Draft may no longer be valid.)