[cabfpub] BR question

Ryan Sleevi sleevi at google.com
Thu Oct 12 21:04:26 UTC 2017

On Thu, Oct 12, 2017 at 5:00 PM, Jeremy Rowley via Public <
public at cabforum.org> wrote:

> Section states that CAs can validate an email by “(i) sending an
> email to one or more addresses created by using 'admin', 'administrator',
> 'webmaster', 'hostmaster', or 'postmaster' as the local part, followed by
> the at‐ sign ("@"), followed by an Authorization Domain Name, (ii)
> including a Random Value in the email, and (iii) receiving a confirming
> response utilizing the Random Value”.
> Recently, we’ve been getting requests to send the email to the Spanish
> word for administrator (“Administrador” according to Google translate – I
> don’t speak Spanish). I don’t think this is permitted because the BRs
> specifically state that the five key email words permitted.   Should
> translations of those words be allowed?

Absolutely not :)

These were allocated because they're either reserved (webmaster,
hostmaster, postmaster) or because the CABF made them up based on past
practices (admin, administrator). CAs absolutely should not be extending
this list :)
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