[cabfpub] ISO 3166-1 country codes

Rich Smith richard.smith at comodo.com
Tue Jul 31 19:03:45 UTC 2012

From: public-bounces at cabforum.org [mailto:public-bounces at cabforum.org] On 
Behalf Of Eddy Nigg (StartCom Ltd.)
Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2012 12:15 PM

Hi Rich,

On 07/30/2012 11:39 PM, From Rich Smith:

Since XK is set aside by the ISO as user assigned, I tend to lean toward 
allowing it, but I also think that we should probably decide as a group so 
that we all (at least all in jurisdictions which recognize Kosovo) treat 
Kosovo in a uniform fashion.  Thoughts?

I'm not in favor because this code doesn't say really anything to a relying 
party (could be as well XX). A code that hasn't been approved shall not be 
used because it's not possible to recognize it.

[RWS] OK, I do recognize that XK being unofficial does make it problematic, 
and that's why I wanted to get a standard set at the CA/B Forum level, so it 
IS identifiable across the industry.  I have submitted a draft motion which 
addresses the situation in the same way that the organization to which the UN 
passed responsibility for the region has addressed it, and it will allow a CA 
to issue a certificate in accordance with the laws of the respective 
jurisdictions to which the CA and it's customer are subject.  The motion 
clarifies this situation in the BRs and takes into account both those 
jurisdictions which DO and DO NOT recognize the sovereignty of the Republic of 
Kosovo.  I am absolutely open to constructive edits of that motion for 
clarity.  I'm also open to better suggestions if anyone has one, but I do want 
to get this resolved quickly as I have a customer, verified to EV standards, 
waiting in the wings for a decision.

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