[cabfpub] Ballot 96 - Wildcard Certificates and New gTLDs

michal.proszkiewicz at unizeto.pl michal.proszkiewicz at unizeto.pl
Tue Feb 19 15:06:16 UTC 2013

CERTUM abstains

"Jeremy Rowley" <jeremy.rowley at digicert.com> 
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2013-02-05 22:39
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[cabfpub] Ballot 96 - Wildcard Certificates and New gTLDs

Hi everyone,  
This is the formal ballot on wildcards and gTLDs.  This ballot will 
require the uniform use of wildcard characters in certificates and 
initiate an early phase-out of gTLDs approved by ICANN.  Once passed, CAs 
will need to stop issuing certificates with the new gTLDs and revoke them 
120 days after ICANN has signed an agreement with the gTLD operator.  If 
the ballot is approved, the [www.icann.org] references in the ballot will 
be replaced with a link provided by ICANN that all CAs can use to check 
for approved gTLDs.
Jeremy Rowley made the following motion, and Rick Andrews and Steve 
Roylance endorsed it:
... Motion Begins ...
... Erratum Begins ...
Add the following as new Section 11.1.3:
11.1    Authorization by Domain Name Registrant 
11.1.3 Wildcard Domain Validation
Before issuing a certificate with a wildcard character (*) in a CN or 
subjectAltName of type DNS-ID, the CA MUST establish and follow a 
documented procedure? that determines if the wildcard character occurs in 
the first label position to the left of a ?registry-controlled? label or 
?public suffix? (e.g. ?*.com?, ?*.co.uk?, see RFC 6454 Section 8.2 for 
further explanation).
If a wildcard would fall within the label immediately to the left of a 
registry-controlled? or public suffix, CAs MUST refuse issuance unless the 
applicant proves its rightful control of the entire Domain Namespace. 
(e.g. CAs MUST NOT issue ?*.co.uk? or ?*.local?, but MAY issue 
?*.example.com? to Example Co.).  
Prior to September 1, 2013, each CA MUST revoke any valid certificate that 
does not comply with this section of the Requirements.
?Determination of what is ?registry-controlled? versus  the registerable 
portion of a Country Code Top-Level Domain Namespace is not standardized 
at the time of writing and is not a property of the DNS itself. Current 
best practice is to consult a ?public suffix list? such as 
http://publicsuffix.org/.  If the process for making this determination is 
standardized by an RFC, then such a procedure SHOULD be preferred.
Add the following as new Section 11.1.4:
11.1.4 New gTLD Domains
CAs SHOULD NOT issue Certificates containing a new gTLD under 
consideration by ICANN. Prior to issuing a Certificate containing an 
Internal Server Name with a gTLD that ICANN has announced as under 
consideration to make operational, the CA MUST provide a warning to the 
applicant that the gTLD may soon become resolvable and that, at that time, 
the CA will revoke the Certificate unless the applicant promptly registers 
the domain name. 
Within 30 days after ICANN has approved a new gTLD for operation, as 
evidenced by  publication of a contract with the gTLD operator on 
[www.icann.org] each CA MUST (1) compare the new gTLD against the CA?s 
records of valid certificates and (2) cease issuing Certificates 
containing a Domain Name that includes the new gTLD until after the CA has 
first verified the Subscriber's control over or exclusive right to use the 
Domain Name  in accordance with Section 11.1.
Within 120 days after the publication of a contract for a new gTLD is 
published on [www.icann.org], CAs MUST revoke each Certificate containing 
a Domain Name that includes the new gTLD unless the Subscriber is either 
the Domain Name Registrant or can demonstrate control over the Domain 
... Erratum Ends ...
The review period for this ballot shall commence at 21:00 UTC on 6 
February 2013 and will close at 21:00 UTC on 13 February 2013. Unless the 
motion is withdrawn during the review period, the voting period will start 
immediately thereafter and will close at 21:00 UTC on 20 February 2013. 
Votes must be cast by posting an on-list reply to this thread. 
... Motions ends ... 
A vote in favor of the motion must indicate a clear 'yes' in the response. 

A vote against must indicate a clear 'no' in the response. A vote to 
abstain must indicate a clear 'abstain' in the response. Unclear responses 
will not be counted. The latest vote received from any representative of a 
voting member before the close of the voting period will be counted. 
Voting members are listed here: http://www.cabforum.org/forum.html 
In order for the motion to be adopted, two thirds or more of the votes 
cast by members in the CA category and one half or more of the votes cast 
by members in the browser category must be in favor. Also, at least seven 
members must participate in the ballot, either by voting in favor, voting 
against or abstaining._______________________________________________
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