[cabfpub] .onion proposal

Jeremy Rowley jeremy.rowley at digicert.com
Wed Nov 12 23:46:34 UTC 2014

Right, but Tor doesn't have the same issues as normal internal names as you can actually verify control over the .onion name.  That's why they deserve an exception.

From: Eddy Nigg [mailto:eddy_nigg at startcom.org]
Sent: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 4:43 PM
To: Jeremy Rowley; Geoff Keating
Cc: public at cabforum.org
Subject: Re: [cabfpub] .onion proposal

On 11/13/2014 01:37 AM, Jeremy Rowley wrote:

I believe reservation of .onion via RFC is planned, but the cert still won't be issuable under the BRs without an exception.

Right, there were more than three years to get that done - the time set for October 2015 was an exception itself to provide sufficient time for all parties to settle. Not everybody was happy with that which seemed a looong time.


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