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Enhanced UDDI Business Registry Announces an Enhanced UDDI Business Registry

Multi-version UDDI Business Registry Goes Live

New York, NY, USA. July 24, 2002.

The Universal Description, Discovery, and Integration (UDDI) project announced today that the UDDI Business Registry (UBR) - public UDDI nodes that provide businesses a uniform way to describe their services, discover other companies' services, and understand the methods necessary to conduct e-business with a particular company - is now compliant with Version 2 of the UDDI specification.

The UBR is now a multi-version UDDI registry with support for V1 and V2 of the specification. The number of public node operators has also increased from two to three, with a fourth operator expected to release its node shortly.

"We've extended the initial vision of the UDDI Project, which was to create an open platform-independent specification that enables companies to transact with one another with ease," stated Chris Kurt, general program manager for "Momentum for UDDI continues to grow as evidenced by the launching of additional UBR nodes and by the ever increasing number of registered services." The number of businesses registered among the three public UBR nodes recently surpassed 10,000 with over 4,000 individual Web services available. All registered data is now being replicated between the UBR nodes. This allows services registered in one UBR node to be discovered from any of the other UBR nodes."

With the availability of UDDI V2, enterprises will now benefit through improved programmatic access to UDDI data and stronger business relationship modeling. UDDI V2 enables more efficient access to UDDI registries, such as the UBR and private Web service registries, and bolsters users' confidence in the trustworthiness and legitimacy of businesses they find in the UDDI registries.

UDDI Business Registry V2 and V1 multi-version nodes can be found at:


The UDDI Community is comprised of more than 300 business and technology leaders working together to enable companies to quickly, easily, and dynamically find, and transact with one another. As a cornerstone of the emerging Web services architecture, UDDI will benefit businesses of all sizes by creating an open platform-independent specification. As a part of the UDDI project, a global business registry has been established to allow businesses to publish and discover Web services. More information about the UDDI project can be obtained at

Prepared by Robin Cover for The XML Cover Pages archive. See: "Universal Description, Discovery, and Integration (UDDI)."

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