[cabfpub] Requirements language cleanup

Dean Coclin dean.coclin at digicert.com
Fri Aug 7 19:05:30 UTC 2020

As mentioned on today's call, our team went through the CA/B Forum Baseline
Requirements, EV Guidelines and Code Signing Guidelines to review for names
which are being deprecated by the industry. The number found were very


In the EV Guidelines, the following text was found: "Denied Lists and Other
Legal Black Lists" in Pg. iii Table of Contents 11.12.2 Black Lists; Pg. 30
11.12.2. Suggest changing to "Block Lists".


In the EV Code Signing Guidelines, the following text was found: "In
addition to checking revocation status, where practical, platforms should
consult blacklists of suspect software". Suggest changing to "blocklist".
This can be taken up by the code signing WG.


In the TLS Baseline Requirements, there is reference to standard email
addresses (page 19) used to contact parties for domain validation (i.e.
webmaster, hostmaster, postmaster). However, I'm assuming these cannot be


I know there are some cleanup ballots either planned or underway and perhaps
these can be included there.


Dean Coclin



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