[Servercert-wg] Ballot SC4 version 5: CAA Contact Property and Associated E-mail Validation Method

Dimitris Zacharopoulos (HARICA) dzacharo at harica.gr
Sat Nov 3 01:02:29 MST 2018

Under Bylaws 2.3c, this ballot has exceeded 21 days from last version 
posted without starting the voting period, therefore the ballot fails.

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If there are no objections, we will publish this on Tuesday November 6th.

Thank you,

On 10/10/2018 10:51 μμ, Tim Hollebeek via Servercert-wg wrote:
> Ballot SC4: CAA Contact Property and Associated E-mail Validation Method
> Purpose of Ballot: Increasingly, contact information is not available 
> in WHOIS due to concerns about potential GDPR violations.  This ballot 
> specifies a method by which domain holders can publish their contact 
> information via DNS, and how CAs can use that information for 
> validating domain control.
> The following motion has been proposed by Tim Hollebeek of DigiCert 
> and endorsed by Bruce Morton of Entrust and Doug Beattie of GlobalSign.
> This ballot modifies the “Baseline Requirements for the Issuance and 
> Management of Publicly-Trusted Certificates” as follows, based on 
> Version 1.6.0:
> Add Section Email to DNS CAA Contact
> Confirming the Applicant's control over the FQDN by sending a Random 
> Value via email and then receiving a confirming response utilizing the 
> Random Value. The Random Value MUST be sent to an email address 
> identified as a CAA contactemail property record as defined in Appendix B.
> Each email MAY confirm control of multiple FQDNs, provided that the 
> DNS contactemail email address is the same for each ADN being validated.
> The Random Value SHALL be unique in each email. The email MAY be 
> re-sent in its entirety, including the re-use of the Random Value, 
> provided that its entire contents and recipient SHALL remain 
> unchanged. The Random Value SHALL remain valid for use in a confirming 
> response for no more than 30 days from its creation. The CPS MAY 
> specify a shorter validity period for Random Values.
> Note: Once the FQDN has been validated using this method, the CA MAY 
> also issue Certificates for other FQDNs that end with all the labels 
> of the validated FQDN. This method is suitable for validating Wildcard 
> Domain Names.
> Add Appendix B: DNS Contact Properties
> The contactemail property allows domain owners to publish contact 
> information in DNS in addition to WHOIS for the purpose of validating 
> domain control.
> CAA contactemail Property
> contactemail <rfc6532emailaddress> : The contactemail property 
> specifies an emailaddress that can be used to perform domain validation.
> The contactemail property takes an email address as its parameter.  
> The entire parameter value of the MUST be a valid email address as 
> defined in RFC 6532 section 3.2, with no additional padding or 
> structure, or it cannot be used.
> The following is an example where the holder of the domain specified 
> the contact property using an email address.
> $ORIGIN example.com
> .              CAA 0 issue "ca.example.net"
> .              CAA 0 contactemail "domainowner at example.com"
> --- MOTION ENDS ---
> A comparison of the changes can be found at: 
> https://github.com/cabforum/documents/compare/Ballot-SC4---CAA-CONTACT-email?diff=unified&expand=1
> The procedure for approval of this ballot is as follows:
> Discussion (7+ days)
> Start Time: 2018-10-10 3:50pm Eastern
> End Time: Not before 2018-10-17 3:50pm Eastern
> Vote for approval (7 days)
> Start Time: TBD
> End Time: TBD
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