Today, webbrowsers and operating systems do not yet natively support XRI resolution. In order to work with XRI technology, you either need to use special XRI-enabled software such as webbrowser plugins or our XRI Ping tool, or you can let public XRI proxies resolve your XRI.
To use an XRI proxy, you need to form a so-called HXRI, which is an XRI prepended with the URL of a HTTP-based XRI proxy server. The proxy server will then perform the XRI resolution for you and redirect you to the appropriate target URI. XRI proxy servers usually begin with http://xri., and the most popular XRI proxy server is located at http://xri.net/, which is operated by XDI.org - the organization behind the XRI standard.
We also operate our own XRI proxy at http://xri.freexri.com/
Therefore, if you own an XRI like @free*earth, you can resolve it via an XRI proxy server by forming an HXRI like the following:
If you enter this is in the address bar of your webbrowser, you will be taken to whatever target URI or I-Service you configured for your XRI; this works today, in any non-XRI-aware webbrowser!