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Ballot 36 – Public WHOIS Information

Ballot 36 – Public WHOIS Information (Passed Unanimously)

Motion

Tim Moses made the following motion, and Eddy Nigg and Cecilia Kam endorsed it:


Motion begins


Effective immediately, delete:-

“10.6 Verification of Applicant’s Domain Name

10.6.1 Verification Requirements

To verify the Applicant’s registration, or exclusive control, of the Domain Name(s) to be listed in the EV Certificate, the CA MUST verify that each such Domain Name satisfies the following requirements:

(1) The Domain Name is registered with an Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)-approved registrar or a registry listed by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA);

(2) Domain registration information in the WHOIS database is public and shows the name, physical address, and administrative contact information for the organization;”

And insert:-

“10.6 Verification of Applicant’s Domain Name

10.6.1 Verification Requirements

To verify the Applicant’s registration, or exclusive control, of the Domain Name(s) to be listed in the EV Certificate, the CA MUST verify that each such Domain Name is registered with an Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)-approved registrar or a registry listed by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA). For each such domain, the CA MUST compare any registration information that is publicly available from the WHOIS database with the verified Subject organization information and MUST confirm that it is neither misleading nor inconsistent.”


Motion ends


The ballot review period comes into effect at 2100 UTC on 12 Mar ’10 and will close at 2100 UTC on 19 Mar ’10. Unless the motion is withdrawn during the review period, the voting period will start immediately thereafter and will close at 2100 UTC on 26 Mar ’10.

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The latest vote received from any representative of a voting member before the close of the voting period will be counted.