[cabfpub] Forbid DTPs from doing Domain/IP Ownership Validation ballot draft

Gervase Markham gerv at mozilla.org
Fri Apr 28 14:02:46 UTC 2017

On 27/04/17 23:17, Ryan Sleevi via Public wrote:
>     At Trend Micro, when validating some governments and enterprises in
>     Central and South America, we relied on law firms in the countries
>     involved to (1) obtain necessary validation documents confirming the
>     legal name(s) of the applicants (sometimes they had more than one
>     legal name), and then (2) comparing the legal name with the name
>     information in WhoIs.  It was invaluable to get the help and
>     interpretation of people in-country, who will know what common
>     abbreviations mean, whether Plaza de la Republica is the same as
>     Bolivar Avenue, etc.  Likewise, abbreviations in the WhoIs name may
>     be easy for local people to interpret against the confirmed identity
>     names, but harder for someone who speaks Spanish living in Cupertino
>     or Ottawa to interpret.  It makes for much more accurate domain
>     vetting.  Their research and findings (and recommendations) would be
>     translated to English and bundled up for our vetting teams, then
>     included in the vetting files and were subject to audits. 
> None of this is impacted by Gerv's proposal.

Why not? Is it because this work doesn't count as "domain validation"?


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