[cabfpub] Domain validation

Jeremy Rowley jeremy.rowley at digicert.com
Mon May 15 20:41:56 UTC 2017

While working on implementing the methods defined by ballot 169, we noticed
a lot of inconsistencies in the language and process. This made some of the
methods confusing, especially on how they applied to reuse of information
and verification of subdomains/wildcards.  Attached is a proposal that we
think clarifies the process and tightens up the language. 


A couple of notes:

1.	The proposal doesn't intend to substantially change any of the
methods. However, this is DigiCert's interpretation of the requirements.
Given the previous language, disagreement on the interpretation is likely
and will highlight the need for a clarifying ballot.
2.	This method doesn't necessarily replace 190. If longer discussion is
needed (because there are lots of changes), then this could be a subsequent
revision to the validation methods and include more stringent controls (like
reverifying WHOIS information within 30 days and restricting sub-domain
methods). For now, I tried to keep the process and reuse the same.
3.	The proposal separates out sub domain reuse, reuse of documentation,
and splits the longer methods into discrete steps.  There are lots of
redundant sections. This is intentional. The goal is to (eventually) talk
about each method discretely and decide what requirements are tied to
document reuse and sub-domain validation. 


Look forward to your comments. 




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