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

Kirk Hall Kirk.Hall at entrustdatacard.com
Tue May 22 16:32:36 MST 2018

Chris – the Ballot says voting ends at 19:00 UTC, but I believe your vote came in at 21:19 UTC, or two hours after voting ended.  For this reason, I’m not going to count the vote of SSL.com.  If I did the math wrong, let me know.


From: Public [mailto:public-bounces at cabforum.org] On Behalf Of Christopher Kemmerer via Public
Sent: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 2:19 PM
To: Wayne Thayer via Public <public at cabforum.org>
Subject: [EXTERNAL]Re: [cabfpub] Voting Begins: Ballot 224: WHOIS and RDAP

SSL.com votes YES on Ballot 224.



On 5/15/2018 2:21 PM, Wayne Thayer via Public wrote:
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 1.5.7:

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 https://github.com/cabforum/documents/compare/Ballot220...wthayer:Ballot224

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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