FEDERATION: A federation (from Latin: foedus, gen.: foederis, "covenant"), characterized by a union of partially self-governing states or regions under a central (federal) government. In a federation, the self-governing status of the component states, as well as the division of power between them and the central government, are typically constitutionally entrenched and may not be altered by a unilateral decision of either party, the states or the federal political body. In a CLOUD COMPUTING FEDERATION, individual users / organizations retain AUTONOMY to act on their own behalf.

An organization may establish more than one Org ID, An Organization ID (Org ID) represents a business, nonprofit corporation, or government entity in the ARIN database. The Org ID is defined by a legal name, postal address, and points of contact. IP addresses and AS numbers directly assigned or allocated by ARIN must be associated with an Org ID. Internet Service Providers and other direct allocation holders may also reassign or reallocate IP addresses to an Org ID. Use of the American Registry for Internet Numbers ARIN Organizational Identifier will be recognized by national / international standards groups instead of for example, the Universal universally unique identifier (UUID) that is a ten digit alpha-numeric code that is not mnemonic like the Organizational Identifier <Org_ID> nor does the UUID have the convention of being issued more than once to a given organization. Use Uniform Resource Name <URN> to describe commodity types. Bitcoin account alpha-numeric strings are not human friendly and mnemonic. Two factor authentication and using multi-signature multi-sig accounts should be linked to an organizational identifier above and beyond a domain identifier as there may be more than one organization in a domain and subordinate organizations that need to be identified as separate yet affiliated to parent organizations that belong to multiple domains.   

Organization Identifiers (ORG IDs) An Organization ID (Org ID) represents a business, non-profit corporation, or government entity in the ARIN database. The Org ID is defined by a legal name, Both URNs (names) and URLs (locators) are URIs, and a particular URI may be a name and a locator at the same time. RFC 2141 International Engineering Task Force IETF: The Functional Requirements for Uniform Resource Names are described in RFC 1737. The URNs are part of a larger Internet information architecture which is composed of URNs, Uniform Resource Characteristics (URCs), Uniform Resource Locators (URLs). Each plays a role: 

- URNs are used for identification,

- URCs for including meta-information.

- URLs for locating or finding resources. See Apple's URL proximity iBeacons