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UIN

UIN means Universal Internet Number. The term was coined by Mirabilis[?], to be used as the name of the unique identification number that each user of the ICQ instant messaging software is assigned upon registration. Unlike most other instant messaging programs, in ICQ the only information that is permanent to a registered user is the UIN. The screen name may be changed at will, without having to reregister.

See ICQ for further information.



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