[cabfpub] Ballot 112 - Replace Definition of "Internal Server Name" with "Internal Name"

Moudrick M. Dadashov md at ssc.lt
Mon Mar 31 17:16:15 UTC 2014

SSC votes: "Yes".


On 3/20/2014 8:39 PM, Ben Wilson wrote:
> Ballot 112 - Replace Definition of "Internal Server Name" with 
> "Internal Name"
> The current definition of Internal Server Name is ambiguous.  It 
> reads, "A Server Name (which may or may not include an Unregistered 
> Domain Name) that is not resolvable using the public DNS."
> "Internal Server Name" is used four times in the Baseline 
> Requirements--three times in Section 9.2.1 (Subject Alternative Name 
> Extension) and once in Section 11.1.4 (New gTLD Domains).  Those 
> provisions set forth the program by which the CA/B Forum will sunset 
> the issuance of Certificates with Internal Server Names, so it is of 
> high importance that the terminology be clear.
> Ben Wilson of DigiCert made the following motion, and Chema López of 
> Firma Profesional, Kirk Hall of Trend Micro, and Ryan Sleevi of Google 
> have endorsed it.
> Motion Begins
> 1. REPLACE the Definition of "Internal Server Name" in the Baseline 
> Requirements by DELETING the current definition and INSERTING the 
> following:
> Internal Name:  A string of characters (not an IP address) in a Common 
> Name or Subject Alternative Name field of a Certificate that cannot be 
> verified as globally unique within the public 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.  REPLACE "Internal Server Name" with "Internal Name" elsewhere 
> throughout the Baseline Requirements, including in the table of 
> Relevant Compliance Dates, Section 9.2.1, and Section 11.1.4.
> Motion Ends
> The review period for this ballot shall commence at 2200 UTC on 
> Thursday, 20 March 2014, and will close at 2200 UTC on Thursday, 27 
> March 2014. Unless the motion is withdrawn during the review period, 
> the voting period will start immediately thereafter and will close at 
> 2200 UTC on Thursday, 3 April 2014. Votes must be cast by posting an 
> on-list reply to this thread.
> 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: 
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> In order for the motion to be adopted, two thirds or more of the votes 
> cast by members in the CA category and greater than 50% of the votes 
> cast by members in the browser category must be in favor. Also, at 
> least six members must participate in the ballot, either by voting in 
> favor, voting against, or abstaining.
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