A digital object is a work or portion of a work, conveyed in bits (like a digital entity as defined by the ITU). The architecture was envisioned by Robert E Kahn, co-inventor of TCP/IP.
The architecture has three components:
This are defined by two protocols:
It is governed by the Dona Foundation, which was founded in Geneva in 2014.
The specification is: https://www.dona.net/sites/default/files/2018-11/DOIPv2Spec_1.pdf