[cabfpub] Ballot 122 - Verified Method of Communication

Moudrick M. Dadashov md at ssc.lt
Sun May 4 20:24:02 UTC 2014

SSC votes: "Abstain".


On 4/24/2014 3:11 AM, Ben Wilson wrote:
> The voting period began yesterday.  Here is the version with the 
> correction to "ITU-T E.164".
> *From:*Ben Wilson [mailto:ben at digicert.com]
> *Sent:* Tuesday, April 15, 2014 2:57 PM
> *To:* public at cabforum.org
> *Subject:* Ballot 122 - Verified Method of Communication
> *Ballot 122 - Verified Method of Communication*
> The EV Guidelines Working Group has completed its review of Section 
> 11.4.2 of the EV Guidelines (Telephone Number for Applicant's Place of 
> Business). The purpose of the review was to "develop a more 
> international process for verifying contact information," especially 
> to transition away from a landline-centric focus. The purpose of 
> Section 11.4.2 has been to ensure a means for communicating with an 
> organization (to verify the authority of EV roles and ensure that it 
> was appropriately aware of the certificate request) and to provide 
> additional evidence of an organization's existence. This is maintained 
> by the proposed replacement language.
> Cecilia Kam of Symantec made the following motion, and Rich Smith from 
> Comodo and Jeremy Rowley from DigiCert have endorsed it.
> Motion Begins
> 1. Create a new definition for a "Verified Method of Communication" in 
> the EV Guidelines:
> " Verified Method of Communication: The use of a public 
> telecommunication routing number (ITU-T E.164-compliant fixed, mobile, 
> fax, or SMS), an email address, or a postal delivery address, 
> confirmed by the CA in accordance with Section 11.4.2 of the 
> Guidelines as a reliable way of communicating with the Applicant."
> 2. DELETE Section 11.4.2 (Telephone Number for Applicant's Place of 
> Business) and INSERT the following:
> "11.4.2 Verified Method of Communication
> (1) Verification Requirements: To assist in communicating with the 
> Applicant and confirming that the Applicant is aware of and approves 
> issuance, the CA MUST establish at least one Verified Method of 
> Communication with the Applicant.
> (2) Acceptable Methods of Verification: To verify a Verified Method of 
> Communication with the Applicant, the CA MUST:
> (A) Verify that the number or address belongs to the Applicant, or a 
> Parent or Affiliate of the Applicant, by matching it with one of the 
> Applicant's Places of Business in: (i) records provided by the 
> applicable phone company; (ii) a QGIS, QTIS, or QIIS; or (iii) a 
> Verified Legal Opinion or Verified Accountant Letter; and
> (B) Confirm the Verified Method of Communication by using it to obtain 
> an affirmative response sufficient to enable a reasonable person to 
> conclude that the Applicant, or a Parent or Affiliate of Applicant, 
> can be contacted reliably by using the Verified Method of Communication.
> 3. In subsection 11.13.1(1)(D), REPLACE "Telephone number for Place of 
> Business" with "Verified Method of Communication."
> 4. REPLACE subsection 11.13.3(1)(C) with "The Verified Method of 
> Communication required by Section 11.4.2, but still MUST perform the 
> verification required by Section 11.4.2(2)(B);"
> Motion Ends
> The review period for this ballot shall commence at 2200 UTC on 
> Tuesday, 15 April 2014, and will close at 2200 UTC on Tuesday, 22 
> April 2014. Unless the motion is withdrawn during the review period, 
> the voting period will start immediately thereafter and will close at 
> 2200 UTC on Tuesday, 29 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: 
> https://cabforum.org/members/
> 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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