How Can I Register My I Bonds? December 5, 2001 at 4:06 PM CST - Updated July 27 at 2:50 AM There are three forms of registration available for individuals; they are outlined in the table below: REGISTRATION OPTIONS Category Example Rights Single Ownership 23-45-6789 John H. Smith Only the registered owner may cash. On the death of the owner the bond becomes part of the owner's estate. Co Ownership 23-45-6789 John H. Smith Or Marsha L. Smith Either may cash the bond without the knowledge or approval of the other. On the death of one co owner, the other becomes the sole owner of thebond. Beneficiary 23-45-6789John H. Smith PODMarsha L. Smith Only the owner may cash the bond during his or her lifetime. The beneficiary, if he or she survives the owner, automatically becomes the sole owner of the bond when the original owner dies.