[cabfpub] Proposal for change of definition of Internal Server Name in the BRs

Gervase Markham gerv at mozilla.org
Thu Mar 13 15:07:52 UTC 2014

On 09/03/14 04:48, Ben Wilson wrote:
> As noted in an earlier email, this is draft will become Ballot 112. 

Remind us of the goal of this change?

> Proposal 1 - Internal Name:  A non-IP-Address Common Name or Subject
> Alternative Name not ending in a TLD registered in the Root Zone.

Is this definition, or others which refer to the Root Zone, going to
interact badly with the point that for revocation purposes we are
treating TLDs for which a contract has been signed, but which are not
yet in the Root Zone, as actual TLDs?

> Proposal 2 - Internal Name:  A string of characters (not an IP address)
> that is located in a Common Name or Subject Alternative Name field of a
> Certificate that is incapable of being verified as globally unique
> within the DNS at the time of certificate issuance because it does not
> end with a Top Level Domain registered in IANA’s Root Zone Database.

2 seems a wordier version of 1; if the above problem is not a problem, I
think either is OK.


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