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UDDI

Universal Description, Discovery and Integration. A registry for businesses to list themselves online. UDDI also allows users to access web services. Businesses listed on UDDI are organized by name and contact information, industry or sector, and the specific services offered. UDDI was written in 2000 but was not widely adopted. It was largely abandoned by 2010.
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com - Microsoft's extensive UDDI Web site with a password-protected, no-charge data entry system for businesses to send their corporate information to the shared database.
com/services/uddi - The IBM UDDI site with information and business registry service.
html A Web site devoted to UDDI database search techniques.
asp - A Web site for software developers who want to get involved in the UDDI movement.
ca/start - A working demonstration of a visual search of the UDDI database.
Also, UDDI is unique as a specifications development group in as much as part of the core membership also hosts the public service based on the specifications.
The operators run both a test site and a production site, allowing Web services providers and businesses to test their UDDI clients before posting real information to the production database.
The public UDDI registry works a little like the Internet domain name service (DNS).
Businesses wishing to register with UDDI must first obtain authorization to do so and must be approved by at least one of the operators.
UDDI v2 is set up to allow third parties to do this and does validate category data.
UDDI has two main parts: registration and discovery.