[cabfpub] Ballot 144 -.onion domains

Ryan Sleevi sleevi at google.com
Fri Feb 13 01:18:06 UTC 2015

On Thu, Feb 12, 2015 at 5:14 PM, Jeremy Rowley
<jeremy.rowley at digicert.com> wrote:
> One caveat is that another ballot is not required if the IESG officially
> recognizes .onion a reserved name.

Yes it does.

Per BR 1.2.3
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.

An IESG reservation would not result in it being added to the IANA
Root Zone Database. You can see this is already the case for RFC 6761
names not being present in the Root Zone Database at [1]

[1] https://www.iana.org/domains/root/files

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