April 07, 2007

Linden Lab becomes a registrar (sort of)

Like the namespace generated virtual names - the domain names -, Second Life generates virtual names too: This virtual world will soon allow its residents to customize their avatars' first and last names. According to a news report, this would cost 100 $ the first year.
As of today, SL inhabitants were only free to choose their first name, but they had to choose their last name from a list.
Linden Lab, the company which runs Second Life, "will try to verify that avatars with high-profile names belong to same-named owners. For now, it's nearly impossible to determine the offline identity behind any avatar". It remembers something...

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