The Unified Numbering Networks usefulness is in great part reliant upon the level of surety of the identities of its users. The first reason is confirming the identity of voters for supporting a strong democracy which is the heart and soul of the network. Voting on anything important requires a minimum of identity verification by way of state issued IDs (In the U.S.) or passports. So, it’s only natural to utilize such validation at least in part, for determining hierarchy and responsibilities amongst users.
In the beginning, many of those signing up will do so in situations which may be devoid of sources to confirm their identification. Therefore in order to see to it no one is left out, the initial rungs of the identity ladder rely on the honor program to provide at least some level of surety of user identity.
This age old process of relying on honesty of people bodes well with the user centric nature of the network and its purposes. By granting a little trust and placing such responsibilities with individuals we show them respect and honor. It might sound odd but we really need to exemplify one and other simply for being honest. Trust is the most elemental part of any teams foundation. And like they say, you need to build it and what better place to start?
So, this is how we can lend honor and dignity to everyone for verifying and vouching to the identity of new users in the initial authentication processes. It’s a reasonably dependable method that’s accessible across all realms of societies regardless of the particular identification methods used by each.
That said, it’s important to acknowledge the serious nature of such a responsibility. Anyone who knowingly vouches for someone on a fraudulent basis will permanently lose access to the network and of course could be charged criminally, where applicable.
To limit exposure of any fraudulent activities that may occur, each users abilities within the Unified Numbering Network are limited to their level of identity validation. These levels shall be visible to others in the public Directory and everywhere else in the network online.
Current identification Levels are denoted in numeral form 1 thru 10. Some of the basic differences for each are shown in the following table and expanded upon in further detail below;
Level 1 “TRUSTEE”: Entry level Numbernames are made to be extremely affordable for most but some folks simply don’t have the extra money for such things. So, there’s another way for these individuals to get a Numbername and it provides them with the same opportunities everyone else has, but at zero cost.
Trustees are exactly what their label implies. We all place our trust in their statements that they do not have the money to sign up and are who they say they are.
Trustees can get any Numbername up to $100 in value for free. Like everyone, they begin by signing up for a free PUN (Personal Unified Number). Then they earn enough credits to purchase their NumberName by referring others. Being a Trustee is temporary, once someone they’ve referred signs up as a level 3 or higher user, they automatically move up to……….
Level 2 “UNITER”: Becoming a Uniter is based on being associated with other users. So, along with Trustees who successfully refer others, anyone who joins the network by getting signed up directly through a Trustee or a Uniter begins their experience in Unified Numbering as a Uniter. The term fits well as everyone at this level has obviously had contact and communications with another user whether new or old. These people are knowing of the necessity for people to unite and actively participating in the effort which of course is the most elemental process and purpose of Unified Numbering at its core.
Unlike Trustees, Uniters can take more active parts in the project by giving or selling (transferring) $5 in #Bucks to others. This is the first level that can sell or transfer such credits and there’s no limit on how much they can make aside from the $5 max per referral. Anyone who joins via a Uniter becomes a Uniter and can perform the same transfers up to $5. And each time someone they’ve referred contributes more online, they get a commission applied to their account. Since most users want to support the Project by getting a better Numbername this will be a regular occurrence.
Level 3 “MESSENGER”: Messengers enjoy a large range of important benefits not available to Trustees or Uniters. The most immediate and apparent benefits come from getting all the great free stuff at sign up during the Billion Dollar Phreb. Getting proven is free and happens automatically during confirmation of a credit card on line or by being vouched for from a level 4 or higher user.
* Messengers users can sell/transfer up to $10 to any user.
Level 4 “HERO”: Heroes are those who have contributed $100 to the project and had their Identity vouched for by a Leader or Higher User or authenticated by a simple yet sophisticated quick Q & A process in the account area to verify their identity. Due to the many benefits and ease of becoming a Hero, the majority of users will seek to attain this status. And since Verified Users mean higher integrity of the network, everyone signing up during Phases II and III of Sunrise will get one Free Verification attempt from the Registry. Once Verified they can:
• Perform the important function of vouching for Trustees, Uniters and Messengers.
• Vouch for the age of others
• Vote in Public Polls and Legislation
• Initiate the Process to Remove Fraudulent Users From the Network
* Verified Users can sell/transfer up to $50 to any user.
Level 5 “LEADER”: A Verified User who’s personally contributed $1,000 or more directly to the Project. (Goes up to $2,500 after Phase III) Although many Users will hold this position solely due to desiring better Numbernames, many more will seek the status to enjoy larger opportunities and/or perform important duties for the network and its users.
Leaders make it possible for others to get Verified without having a social security number, government assigned ID, credit card or credit related profile. They are extremely useful in many countries where such IDs don’t exist as well as in any number of other situations where people simply don’t have such forms of identification. They can also:
• Create Business Listings In the #Dex Directory
• Participate in Project Poles
• Elect Officers
* Leaders can sell/transfer up to $500 to any user.
Level 6 “OPERATOR”: A Certified User who’s Identity has been further authenticated by a Provider, Facilitator, Registrar or Officer or via supply of documentation from another approved source which could be a government authority or some other entity deemed acceptable by the Registry.
Since there are many different functions that require various types of Certification, there are also many distinct versions and various levels of Certification. In many instances Certified users will undergo background checks, must be bondable or meet any number of other conditions required by Unified Numbering in order to work in whatever field they’re being certified for.
Once completed they might act as customer service people who help us with our accounts when necessary or oversee programmers who are sometimes by necessity, exposed to virtual spaces containing secure data. Certified users are often living, breathing versions of firewalls between the private data of individuals and the public.
If Certification sounds a bit much, one needs to remember that Unified Numbering is the means by which everyone will enjoy ultimate privacy and control over their personal information. Finally, even celebrities, holders of high office & other outwardly public figures can experience genuine safe harbor from unwanted contact and exposure of their personal info.
As with all Unified Numbering users, outwardly public people will no longer have a need to change phone numbers, email or shipping addresses, etc because only the calls and correspondence from people specifically allowed will be able to get through.
Essentially, the Unified Numbering Network becomes a secure container for sensitive, private information. This is why everyone will find exceptional value and the peace of mind from having Certified Users in place where applicable.
* Operators can sell/transfer up to $100 to any user.
Level 7 “PROVIDER”: A Certified user who’s responsible for $25,000 in contributions to the Project whether directly or indirectly and have had their identity vouched for by another Provider or higher user.
Being a Provider opens the doors to many business opportunities with the project. Many will seek obtainment of this level if they are entrepreneurial spirits who are already in business or would like to start one to serve as a Product or Service Provider to the network. Businesses owned by Providers will have certain advantages over their competition due to their preferred status with users. As with any organization or group, users of the Unified Numbering Network are naturally inclined to take care of their own.
* Providers can sell/transfer up to $1,000 to any user.
Level 8 “FACILITATOR”: A Certified user who’s responsible for assisting others in voting with the Unified Numbering Project via Unidigi.com and verifying their identity for said voting. Facilitators are the best of the best, they’re looked to for their opinions and ideas in regard to potential new services and carry the voices of those they’re on record for taking votes for in their community. (or county in the U.S.)
Facilitators are also responsible for reviewing investigations of potential criminals and partnering with each other in demanding their arrest by law enforcement or WTP per the AAA Ballot initiative #18.
Facilitators enjoy many free services and upgrades for life from House Providers along with two other very important benefits; They are the only people who can become Registrars and are given preferred status in considerations for opportunities as Providers.
* Facilitators can do currency exchanges/transfers up to $1,000,000 to any user.
Level 9 “REGISTRAR”: A Verified user who’s responsible for creating $500,000 in contributions to the Unified Numbering Project and serve as the primary sources of growth during Sunrise.
Those who hold such positions represent everyone in Unified Numbering. They are spirited entrepreneurs and die hard supporters of the Project who promote its development, expand the user base and have the opportunity to profit nicely from doing so.
* Registrars can sell/transfer up to $2,000,000 to any user.
Level 10 “OFFICER”: A Certified user who’s been elected in Phase IV and beyond to serve as a representative for everyone in the network. As with any company, Officers carry out pre defined duties and oversee certain operations for which they are responsible. Many will require certification in whatever fields necessary for their particular involvement.
Officers are paid servants of Unified Numbering with varying salaries which are dependent upon the position held. These positions and their respective salaries are determined by users who are authorized to cast project votes. However, such salaries shall not exceed 200% of the then most recently reported average income, the GDP (PPP) of their respective countries. (ie; About $45k in the US in 09)
There are several other basic monetary limitations made in order to see to it that being an Officer isn’t just a route to riches. Firstly they do not have expense accounts so what they’re paid is the only cash expenditure from the network. Another is they can only transfer up to $1,000 to any user and no more than $25,000 per year total. However, it is a pro ratable spiff given to them in the form of #Bucks at the end of each calendar year served.
So, Officers can use their credits however they choose but the most likely use will be in the performance of their duties which includes recruitment of important people who will be useful to the network.
There are also no preset terms of time for which they can serve and they can be expediently replaced at any time via popular will of users for any reasonable cause. More on Officers in the latter part of Phase III.