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Numbering Foundation and
16 Digit PUN
(Personal Unified Number)
Short - 10 Character
Alphabetic Numbername
Short - 10 Digit
Numerical Niknum
Niknums are revealed via
translation of any Numbername
on a keypad of international
Design (per ITU E.161)
PUNs are free United IDs for
people that begin with “1001".
They are disposable and can be
used as an invisible link to ones
Numbernames are 200 Year
registrations of different lengths
in either alphanumeric or fully
alphabetic formats.
Numbernames are obtained by paid registration on line at any Personal Unified Numbering
Registrar or via purchase or gifting from any existing user who is able and wants to provide
them. All such provisions are made with special credits called Numberbucks, the Unified
Numbering Projects own form of money. Numberbucks are attained in 4 ways;
• Purchased Directly Online
• Transferred as a Gift from an Existing User
• Transferred as a Purchase from an Existing User or
• Earned as Commissions
Numbernames are obviously much more memorable than PUNs. And since they can be
easily translated into numbers they’ll get used a lot in the real world. As mentioned above,
the method of translation of Numbernames to Niknums may vary but the resulting
Niknums produced will be uniform around the globe.
By this method it’s conceivable that one may never need to know, store or remember their
friends’ and family members’ phone number/s, address/es, email address/es or anything
other than their Numbernames. And knowing someones Numbername will be far more
useful than knowing their real names since with it, you’ll always have access to their contact
info. And their all in one contact number (their Niknum) will be available at all times.
This provides the ability to call, email, fax, write or ship things to people using just one
number from memory anytime from anywhere via the web, phone or any social
networking platform in the future. It’s a simple and highly effective manner of identifying
each other.
Due to the fact that 3 alphabetic characters are used for each numerical digit in the
translation process from Numbernames to Niknums, the availability of Numbernames
becomes fairly limited. (ie; the numeral “1 “ equals A, B & C on touch pads).
For example, the shortest common Numbernames are currently 9 characters in length
which would be 100 million unique numbers but only 33.3 million unique letters from the
English alphabet (the current standard for all Numbernames, more later).
And since not every letter can just go anywhere to spell a word, there’s much further
limitation. Also, Personal Numbernames are only assigned one time to one person for
eternity and they’re available to everyone around the world.
The point being made here is that if any specific Numbername is desired and available, it’s
wise to reserve it. This is especially important for shorter classes which is why they cost
significantly more to register.
With a little use and memorization good Numbernames become as easy, if not easier to
remember than given names. The other benefit is the fact that there will only be one
“MikeyLikesIt” ever, whereas there are millions of Mikes in the world and presumably,
billions more to come.
So, someday when you find yourself in Timbuck Two without your contact file, you’ll be
able to just grab any phone to connect to the network and enter “MikeyLikesIt” on the
keypad whenever you’d like to get in touch with Mike. Even if Mike moved or changed his
phone number, there’s no worries, you’ll still get through (so long as he wants you too).
Also as mentioned above, offering Numbername registrations is the sole means by which
Unified Numbering is capitalized. And since shorter ones cost more those who buy them
add major benefits to everyone and the project. Selling Numbernames is also the basis of
an awesome opportunity for scores of individuals seeking fun, rewarding and lucrative
careers with Unified Numbering.
We all win by inviting everyday people to take part in the business of supplying
Numbernames. They help by spreading the word and educating others about Unified
Numbering while providing an excellent service of verifying the identities of new users.
Registering through these individuals or at any Certified Unified Numbering Registrar is
quick, easy and affordable with a one time registration for a lifetime of ownership.
Although many will begin with free PUNs, Numbernames and their Niknum translations are
preferred due to the following facts:
• Unlike PUNs which are automatically generated, Numbernames are chosen and therefore
more catchy or applicable and memorable. They’re chosen names instead of random
• Numbernames are more easily conveyed, memorized and recalled than PUNs. People are
able to remember each other’s Numbernames far easier than phone numbers, physical
addresses, email addresses etc. This means they’ll always have the ability to stay in touch
w/each other, forever without having to store anything outside of their minds to remain in
touch with those most important to them.
• Numbernames are available in shorter lengths than PUNs which makes them easier to
• PUNs are generally an indicator that the holder is either not 18, doesn’t have a credit
card or is still working on getting a Numbername.
Although everyone will start with a PUN, they will want to secure a more personally
recognizable Numbername of their choosing to use for the rest of their lives. Regardless of
which type of Unified Number anyone has, finally, each individual can be an individual in
the most elemental way. By having a unique identity that no other, ever will. Everyone can
have their own, personal, key identifier which will be theirs forever, never to be duplicated
or used by another within a universal network.
And simply having a Unified Number will make connecting to billions of other people on the
planet possible in the best way. For the first time in history, people of all classes, ages, races,
religions and locations will have a unifying network to perform important transactions and
communications related to the world and our future. And everyone can do so safely, with
whatever amount of anonymity they desire.
It all starts at which is user central for accessing all Unified Numbering
Services. Users go to Numbername to log in, then one click takes you wherever you want to
go without the need for other log ins. By having just one site with a dashboard for logging
in to all others, we stand to significantly simplify our lives as Unified Numbering grows into
other sectors.
Examples of Personal Unified Numbering Using United IDs in
the Forms of a PUN, a Numbername and a Niknum:
People aren’t usually allowed to choose
their most important identifiers (ie;
given names, govt issued IDs, important
acct numbers etc). This is one of the
reasons why registering a Numbername
is an interesting, fun & liberating event.
Also, every Numbername is unique and
permanently registered to its holder for
life so the process of creating one is
very worthwhile and meaningful.
There are 5 classes of United IDs which identify Individual People, Groups of Individuals,
Organizations, Animals and Objects. For now we’re talking about the ones for Individuals
which are referred to as “United IDs”, they come in three flavors. Everyone starts with a
Personal Unified Number or “PUN” which are free and disposable. They link to
Alphanumeric or Alphabetic Numbernames.
PUNs are all 16 digits in length and randomly generated and regenerated at one’s request.
The disposability comes in handy for several exciting uses which will be revealed soon. An
example of a personal PUN is; 1001-32-296-741-9339. About the first trillion will start with
“1001” which will likely take us through a millennia so, there’s plenty of PUNs to go around.
Everyone starts out with and will always have a PUN. But the preferred, easily memorable
alternate of PUNs are Numbernames which are available via paid registration. (The sole
source of funding for the Unified Numbering Project) They can be either fully alphabetic
with no numbers, or alphanumeric, a combination of letters and numbers (w/out 1s or 0s).
Numbernames can be translated into numbers for use in many applications where letters
aren’t an option. When a Numbername is translated into a number it’s referred to as a
Niknum. So, Niknums are simply a number that’s produced from translation of a
The translation is done on any keypad which conforms to the standards set forth by the
international keypad design for phones (ITU E.161) It’s been adopted by the majority of
telecommunications industries and phone manufacturers worldwide.
(ie; #2 = ABC, #3 = DEF, #4 = GHI, etc)
In societies where the ITU standard has not been adopted there may be alternate manners
for people to make the translation of their Numbernames to Niknums. This decision will be
made in phase IV. Regardless, each version of Numbernames (alphabetic and
alphanumeric) are split into 4 common classes based on the length of the Niknum
produced. In most of the world that length will be identical to the amount of alphabetic
characters in the Numbernames which are;
• Extra Long (L): 21-24 characters
• Long (L): 17-20 characters
• Medium (M): 13-16 characters
• Short (S): 9-12 characters.
There are also two other classes of Numbernames which are premiums (7-8 character
“Extra Short” and 4 - 5 - 6 character “Ultra Short”) A total of just 5,000 of these will be
released as a form of thanks for the Projects first contributors during a special prelaunch
campaign to raise funds for Phase III. After that no more will be available until users decide
otherwise at a later date via voting.
Discussions regarding longer and shorter classes will also go into deliberation with
emphasis on the most logical uses for 1 - 3 digit blocks in the future. There’s less than
40,000 of these Super Shorts for eternity so we’ll want to use them wisely. Users will vote
on this and other subjects at a later date during phase IV.