Reference record for OID 2.16.840.1

parent
2.16.840 (us)
node code
1
node name
organization
dot oid
2.16.840.1
asn1 oid
  • {joint-iso-itu-t(2) country(16) us(840) organization(1)}
  • {joint-iso-ccitt(2) country(16) us(840) organization(1)}
  • iri oid
  • /joint-iso-itu-t/country/us/organization
  • /joint-iso-ccitt/country/us/organization
  • iri by oid_info
    /Country/840/1
    modification date
    Aug. 1, 2011

    Description by oid_info

    American organizations
    View at oid-info.com

    Information by oid_info

    An organization seeking registration should contact ANSI to obtain a Request for Registration application form (see Organization Name Registration).

    In order to recover costs, ANSI charges a one-time registration fee for this service (see Fee Schedule)

    In 2010, there is a registration fee of $1,000 USD for each numeric name and $2,500 USD for each alphanumeric name requested. Numeric names can only be registered under 2.16.840.1. If requesting an alpha name and numeric name, the numeric name request can be provided within three working days. However, there is 90-review period required before the completion of the alpha registration. After the review period is over, should there be no challenges to the alpha name requested, ANSI will issue an updated registration form which will carry the original numeric name with the addition of the alpha name.

    According to Cherry Tom, Chairperson of the USA Registration Authority Committee (USA RAC), "A given company would have a number 2.16.840.1.nnnnnn where nnnnnn is sequentially chosen. The original starting point for assignment of numbers was chosen to be a particular arbitrary number so that no one company would obtain a number such as 1 or 2."

    From Chapter 5 of the book "Open Systems Networking. TCP/IP and OSI" (1993) by D.M. Piscitello and A.L. Chapin:
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    ANSI operates a registration authority that assigns organization names in two forms:


    The numeric form may be obtained with or without a corresponding alphanumeric form is always accompanied by (and in the register, associated with) a numeric form.

    Note: Many people have wondered why ANSI decided to begin the assignment of numeric organization names at the nonintuitive value "113,527," which is not, among other things, a power of 2 (or any other interesting number). Realizing that they had to specify some value as the starting point (and hoping to avoid conferring any special cachet on the recipients of the first few numbers by starting at, say "1"), the members of the U.S. registration authority committee were about to pick a "logical" number ("1,000," perhaps, or "2,048") when Jack Veenstra, the Chairman of the committee, shouted "113,527!" -- which was promptly dubbed the "Veenstra constant" and written into the registration authority procedures. Later, the members of the committee arranged for AT&T (Veenstra's employer) to receive the numeric organization name "113,527" in Jack's honor. [...]

    Until [1991], the U.S. name-registration authority conducted its business under the {iso(1) member-body(2) us(840)} arc, registering names for ANSI standards, private organizations with U.S. national standing, and the names of U.S. states and "state equivalents." In 1991, however, changes in the registration authority procedures standard ISO/IEC 9834 | Rec. ITU-T X.660 invalidated this procedure; they required that private organization names with national standing be registered under {joint-iso-itu-t(2) country(16) us(840)} arc. This had two immediate, significant consequences: organization names already registered under the {1 2 840} arc were suddenly "homeless", and policy control over the assignment names -- previously vested solely in ANSI under the old rules -- became the joint responsibility of ANSI and the U.S. Department of State (which is the official US representative in the ITU-T arena).

    The existing register of private organization names will move, intact, from the {1 2 840} arc to the {2 16 840 1} arc, which will not invalidate existing names (such as organization identifiers and application entity titles) that may already have been constructed using the {1 2 840} prefix; in effect, two equivalent prefixes will exist (in perpetuity) for currently registered organization names. New registrations will be made only under the new {2 16 840 1} arc, and organizations possessed of an "old" registration will be encouraged (but not required) to construct no new identifiers under the {1 2 840} arc. [...]

    Since the rule change covers only "private organization names with national standing," the existing mechanism for registering the names of American national standards under the {1 2 840} arc is unaffected and will remain in place.
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    First Registration Authority (recovered by parent 2)

    ITU-T SG 7 & ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 33

    Current Registration Authority

    Karen Hughes

    Address: Registration Coordinator
    ANSI (American National Standards Institute)
    25 West 43rd Street
    New York, NY 10036
    United States of America

    Phone: +1 212 642 4992

    Children (58)

    OIDNameSub childrenSub Nodes TotalDescription
    2.16.840.1.11 11 1 4 This node IS NOT DESCRIBED YET
    2.16.840.1.101 gov 4 398 US government
    2.16.840.1.11330 11330 1 2 This node IS NOT DESCRIBED YET
    2.16.840.1.11883 11883 1 3 This node IS NOT DESCRIBED YET
    2.16.840.1.113531 113531 1 13 Control Data Corporation

    Several Object Classes and Attribute types assigned by CDC to be used in X.500 directories.
    2.16.840.1.113542 113542 0 0 "TRW Inc."
    2.16.840.1.113545 113545 1 10 This node IS NOT DESCRIBED YET
    2.16.840.1.113560 columbia-university 0 0 Columbia University in the City of New York
    2.16.840.1.113564 113564 0 0 Eastman Kodak Company
    2.16.840.1.113593 113593 0 0 University of Minnesota

    University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, Minnesota, US)
    organization-specific X.500 attributes, syntaxe...
    2.16.840.1.113669 113669 0 0 Merge Technologies
    2.16.840.1.113678 lotus 2 25 Lotus Corporation
    2.16.840.1.113694 113694 2 16 Electronic Messaging Association (an Inter-Industry Forum Dedicated to Advancing the Use and Usefulness of Electronic Messaging)
    2.16.840.1.113719 novell 2 109 Novell, Inc
    2.16.840.1.113730 netscape 7 131 Netscape Communications Corp.
    2.16.840.1.113731 113731 0 0 CertCo
    2.16.840.1.113732 113732 0 0 Television Computer, Inc.

    Hyperstamps


    URL for further info: http://www.hyperstamps.com/misc/iso.html
    2.16.840.1.113733 symantec 1 43 Symantec Corporation (previously, Verisign, Inc.)
    2.16.840.1.113735 113735 0 0 BMC Software, Inc

    BMC Software, Inc

    URL for further info: http://www.bmc.com
    2.16.840.1.113741 intel 1 10 Intel Corporation
    2.16.840.1.113762 nih 0 0 National Institutes of Health
    2.16.840.1.113793 113793 0 0 Motorola Inc.,
    2.16.840.1.113818 113818 0 0 Cylink Corporation
    2.16.840.1.113833 113833 1 4 This node IS NOT DESCRIBED YET
    2.16.840.1.113839 identrust 0 0 IdenTrust
    2.16.840.1.113883 hl7 17 15479 Health Level 7 (HL7), Inc., an ANSI-accredited standards developing organization operating in the healthcare arena
    2.16.840.1.113894 113894 0 0 Oracle Corporation Directory Objects

    This ANSI OID arc is intended for use in Directory schema elements defined by Oracle Co...
    2.16.840.1.113903 citigroup 0 0 Citigroup
    2.16.840.1.113937 113937 0 0 Calvin College
    2.16.840.1.113938 113938 0 0 EQUIFAX INC.

    OID for the Equifax corporation. The OID value is
    the ANSI ASSIGNED NUMERIC NAME and the Title is the ANSI
    REGI...
    2.16.840.1.113983 113983 0 0 Bank of America

    Bank of America Directory Services ANSI registered OID. OID for Corporate Directories and AD standards.
    2.16.840.1.113992 msu 0 0 Mississippi State University
    2.16.840.1.113995 roche 4 4 F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd
    2.16.840.1.113996 113996 0 0 EQUIFAX SECURE, INC.

    OID for the Equifax Secure corporation. The OID value is
    the ANSI ASSIGNED NUMERIC NAME and the Title i...
    2.16.840.1.114003 alphatrust 0 0 AlphaTrust Corporation
    2.16.840.1.114027 entrust 0 0 Entrust Technologies
    2.16.840.1.114028 114028 1 3 Entrust
    2.16.840.1.114060 114060 1 5 Siemens Medical Solutions Health Services
    2.16.840.1.114102 114102 0 0 CyberSafe Corporation

    CyberSafe Corporation assigned object identifier


    URL for further info: http://www.cybersafe.com
    2.16.840.1.114160 114160 0 0 marchFIRST
    2.16.840.1.114171 wfbna 1 2 Wells Fargo Bank NA
    2.16.840.1.114187 avaya 0 0 Avaya, Inc.
    2.16.840.1.114222 114222 1 46 Centers for Disease Control
    2.16.840.1.114273 114273 0 0 State of Illinois
    2.16.840.1.114274 114274 0 0 American College of Radiology
    2.16.840.1.114334 identicrypt 3 24 None
    2.16.840.1.114360 mib 0 0 MIB Group, Inc.
    2.16.840.1.114404 114404 1 6 XRamp
    2.16.840.1.114412 digicert 8 15 DigiCert
    2.16.840.1.114413 godaddy 1 6 Starfield Technologies, LLC, part of Go Daddy (Go Daddy Operating Company, LLC; The Go Daddy Group, Inc.)
    2.16.840.1.114414 114414 1 4 This node IS NOT DESCRIBED YET
    2.16.840.1.114425 icn 0 0 InterComputer Network
    2.16.840.1.114426 intercomputer 0 0 InterComputer Corporation
    2.16.840.1.114453 penango 0 0 Penango, Inc.
    2.16.840.1.114505 114505 4 13 North American Energy Standards Board
    2.16.840.1.114519 aehn 1 2 Alaska eHealth Network
    2.16.840.1.1113883 1113883 1 3 This node IS NOT DESCRIBED YET
    2.16.840.1.1145190 1145190 1 2 This node IS NOT DESCRIBED YET