[cabfpub] Proposed motion to modify EV domain verification section

Eddy Nigg (StartCom Ltd.) eddy_nigg at startcom.org
Thu May 2 20:07:30 UTC 2013

On 05/02/2013 10:59 PM, From Rich Smith:
> I absolutely consider the methods you quoted far more sufficient than 
> simply looking at WHOIS information.  It is well known that the domain 
> registrars, with a few possible exceptions, do absolutely no vetting 
> of the information contained in WHOIS so just looking at WHOIS for 
> MYFAKEMICROSOFT.COM and seeing Microsoft's name and address in the 
> Registrant details is completely useless as any kind of actual 
> verification of anything except that the actual domain owner knows how 
> to look up a company's address.

That's correct - the idea by looking at the WHOIS records is probably to 
confirm that the same name that was verified means control/ownership 
over it. But not that s my point, but the fact that a human is involved 
in between for final confirmation - for example StartCom does domain 
control validation aka BR and WHOIS confirmation aka EV for EV certs. In 
my opinion probably the best approach for high assurance certs.

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