XNS is a platform for "web agents" to negotiate the exchange, linking, and synchronization of information among different parties. An agent might make sure that your version of a person's contact information is up-to-date by checking it against the XNS address.
XNS says that Web agents are based on technology patented by Intermind, one of the players in the once-popular "push" technology space. There are three patents involved, and they have been licensed to XNSORG, an independent non-profit organization responsible for governance of the XNS global trust community. All XNS agencies and agents are required to register with XNSORG.
Date Listed: 10/14/2000