[cabfpub] Restrict certificate lifetime to domain registration period (if certificate expiry date is greater than domain registration)

Ryan Sleevi sleevi at google.com
Fri Jan 12 08:05:06 UTC 2018

On Thu, Jan 11, 2018 at 7:52 PM, James Burton <james at sirburton.com> wrote:

> *The Baseline Requirements, Section, requires that the CA revoke
> if:*
> *6. The CA is made aware of any circumstance indicating that use of a
> Fully-Qualified Domain Name or IP*
> *address in the Certificate is no longer legally permitted (e.g. a court
> or arbitrator has revoked a Domain Name*
> *Registrant’s right to use the Domain Name, a relevant licensing or
> services agreement between the Domain*
> *Name Registrant and the Applicant has terminated, or the Domain Name
> Registrant has failed to renew the*
> *Domain Name); *
> It would be great if one or more of the CAs here could provide me with
> some yearly statistics of certificates revoked due to these circumstances
> listed above.
> *In order to do something as you propose, it must be possible to determine
> the domain registration period. How do you propose to do that consistently
> for all domains? (It's not actually available consistently).*
> All registries must provide a whois/status service, so determining the
> domain registration period is as simple as hot knife going through butter.

While true for ICANN-contracted TLDs, there are TLDs beyond those - such as
ccTLDs. That's what I was referring to, as it was recently discussed in the
Forum regarding methods of validation, and is (as some members
noted), part of why exists.
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