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The openness of the Internet provides few checks and balances. Aggressive marketing, unauthorized content and even fraud are difficult to detect and filter automatically. Email and the World Wide Web evolved with a focus on utility, while holding security as a lesser priority. So it is difficult to determine true authorship and legitimate content. The Trusted Domain Project (TDP) holds as its focus the creation and advancement of free technologies that restore public trust in Internet messaging and content delivery.

The Trusted Domain Project is a non-profit public benefit corporation (EIN #45-1435291) supporting research and development of open software and open standards. We are federally tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and tax-exempt in California under Section 23701(d) of the California Revenue and Taxation Code.

Funded through its listed sponsors, The Trusted Domain Project provides oversight, infrastructure and support for initiatives that wish to conduct research and/or development activities in line with its goals. The flagship project, OpenDKIM, is a set of tools for associating validated identifiers with Internet mail. It is in use by major Internet service providers such as Yahoo! and AOL. This project also permits collection of data about messaging usage patterns, to identify possible new filtering techniques. Visit the Initiatives link at left for information about other active or pending projects.

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For further information, to propose a project or to become a sponsor, visit the Contact Us link at left.