[cabfpub] Ballot 191 - Clarify Place of Business Information

Jeremy Rowley jeremy.rowley at digicert.com
Mon May 8 21:40:49 UTC 2017

Ballot 191 - Clarify Place of Business Information Field Inclusion

The current EV Guidelines are not clear on what address information is
required in a certificate. This ballot clarifies the requirements and
harmonizes the EV Guidelines and Baseline Requirements.

The following motion has been proposed by Bruce Morton of Entrust and
endorsed by Jeremy Rowley of DigiCert and Robin Alden of Comodo:

--Motion Begins--

A. Modify Section 9.2.7 as follows:

9.2.7. Subject Physical Address of Place of Business Field

Certificate fields:

Number and street: subject:streetAddress (OID:

City or town: subject:localityName (OID:

State or province (where applicable): subject:stateOrProvinceName (OID:

Country: subject:countryName (OID:

Postal code: subject:postalCode (OID:

Required/Optional: --(City, State, and country - Required; Street and postal
code - Optional)--__As stated in Section d, e, f, g and h of the
Baseline Requirements__

Contents: This field MUST contain the address of the physical location of
the Subject's Place of Business.

--Motion Ends--

The procedure for approval of this Final Maintenance Guideline ballot is as
follows (exact start and end times may be adjusted to comply with applicable
Bylaws and IPR Agreement):

BALLOT 199 Status: Final Maintenance Guideline

Start time (22:00 UTC)

End time (22:00 UTC)

Discussion (7 to 14 days)

9 May 2017

16 May 2017

Vote for approval (7 days)

16 May 2017

23 May 2017

If vote approves ballot: Review Period (Chair to send Review Notice) (30
days). If Exclusion Notice(s) filed, ballot approval is rescinded and PAG to
be created. If no Exclusion Notices filed, ballot becomes effective at end
of Review Period.

Upon filing of Review Notice by Chair

30 days after filing of Review Notice by Chair

>From Bylaw 2.3: If the Draft Guideline Ballot is proposing a Final
Maintenance Guideline, such ballot will include a redline or comparison
showing the set of changes from the Final Guideline section(s) intended to
become a Final Maintenance Guideline, and need not include a copy of the
full set of guidelines. Such redline or comparison shall be made against the
Final Guideline section(s) as they exist at the time a ballot is proposed,
and need not take into consideration other ballots that may be proposed
subsequently, except as provided in Bylaw Section 2.3(j).

Votes must be cast by posting an on-list reply to this thread on the Public
list. 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. Quorum is shown on
CA/Browser Forum wiki. Under Bylaw 2.2(g), at least the required quorum
number must participate in the ballot for the ballot to be valid, either by
voting in favor, voting against, or abstaining.


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