[cabfpub] Voting Begins: Ballot 224: WHOIS and RDAP

jimmy at it.auth.gr jimmy at it.auth.gr
Sat May 19 07:37:49 MST 2018

HARICA votes "yes" to ballot 224.


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Subject: [cabfpub] Voting Begins: Ballot 224: WHOIS and RDAP

Ballot 224: WHOIS and RDAP

Purpose of Ballot: The Registry Data Access Protocol (RDAP) is the
successor to WHOIS, and this ballot adds explicit support for RDAP to the
BRs by adding a definition of "WHOIS". The new definition permits the use
of the registry or registrar's web interface, and requires WHOIS
information to be retrieved directly from the registrar or registry of the
domain name.

The following motion has been proposed by Wayne Thayer of Mozilla and
endorsed by Tim Hollebeek of DigiCert and Adriano Santoni of Actalis.

This ballot modifies the “Baseline Requirements for the Issuance and
Management of Publicly-Trusted Certificates” as follows, based upon Version

In section 1.6.1, add the following definition:

WHOIS: information retrieved directly from the Domain Name Registrar or
registry operator via the protocol defined in RFC 3912, the Registry Data
Access Protocol defined in RFC 7482, or an HTTPS website.

In section 1.6.3, add the following references:

RFC3912, Request for Comments: 3912, WHOIS Protocol Specification, Daigle,
September 2004.

RFC7482, Request for Comments: 7482, Registration Data Access Protocol (RDAP)
Query Format, Newton, et al, March 2015.


A comparison of the changes can be found at

The procedure for approval of this ballot is as follows:

Discussion (7+ days)

Start Time: 2018-05-03  19:00 UTC

End Time: after 2018-05-15 19:00 UTC

Vote for approval (7 days)

Start Time: 2018-05-15  19:00 UTC

End Time: 2018-05-22  19:00 UTC
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