[cabfpub] SRV Ballot

Jeremy Rowley jeremy.rowley at digicert.com
Tue Jun 14 21:48:19 UTC 2016

Pretty sure you're losing the formatting. Wildcard FQDN had a strikethrough.
There's precedent for modifying (or at least overloading) 5280 so it's not
in the realm of impossibility to include a modification or revision to the

-----Original Message-----
From: Kurt Roeckx [mailto:kurt at roeckx.be] 
Sent: Tuesday, June 14, 2016 3:44 PM
To: Jeremy Rowley <jeremy.rowley at digicert.com>
Cc: public at cabforum.org
Subject: Re: [cabfpub] SRV Ballot

On Fri, Jun 10, 2016 at 05:28:04PM +0000, Jeremy Rowley wrote:
> c)      For an IP address entry, the CA MUST verify the entry in
> with Section or has been granted the right to use it by the 
> Domain Name Registrant or IP address assignee, as appropriate. 
> Wildcard FQDNs are permitted.

An IP address that has a "Wildcard FQDN"?  This isn't making much sense.

> As exceptions to RFC5280 and X.509, dNSName entries MAY contain 
> Wildcard Domain Names, and FQDNs and Wildcard Domain Names MAY contain 
> the underscore character ("_") in any location where the hyphen character
("-") is allowed.

I would really suggest that instead of adding exceptions to a standards that
you instead fix the standards, if needed.  As someone who implements the
standards, I can be strict in implementing what it says that's allowed, and
the BRs are not going to override that.


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