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Here's a draft motion to make CAA mandatory. We may not be able to
start the process properly for a while, but I'd like to get the
motion text ironed out.<br>
<p class="line874"><b>Ballot XXX - Make CAA Checking Mandatory<br>
<p class="line862">The following motion has been proposed by Gervase
Markham of Mozilla and endorsed by XXX of XXX and XXX of XXX: <o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="line874"><b>Statement of Intent</b>: <span class="anchor"
id="line-6"></span><span class="anchor" id="line-7"></span></p>
Certificate Authority Authorization (CAA) is a DNS Resource Record
defined in RFC 6844 - <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext"
, published in January 2013. It allows a DNS domain name holder to
specify one or more Certification Authorities (CAs) authorized to
issue certificates for that domain and, by consequence, that no
other CAs are authorized.<br>
The intent of this motion is to make it mandatory for CAs to check
CAA records at issuance time for all certificates issued, and to
prevent issuance if a CAA record is found which does not permit
issuance by that CA. This therefore allows domain owners to set an
issuance policy which will be respected by all publicly-trusted CAs,
and allows them to mitigate the problem that the public CA trust
system is only as strong as its weakest CA.<br>
Note that CAA is already a defined term in the BRs and so does not
need definitional text to be provided by this motion.<span
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<p class="line874"><b>-- MOTION BEGINS --</b> <span class="anchor"
id="line-15"></span><span class="anchor" id="line-16"></span></p>
Add the following text to section XXX ("XXX") of the Baseline
<blockquote>As part of the issuance process, after all other
validation has been completed. The CA must check for a CAA record
for all domains in the certificate according to the procedure in
RFC 6844, following the processing instructions set down in RFC
6844 for any records found. If the CA issues, they must do so
minutes of the check passing.<br>
This stipulation does not prevent the CA from checking CAA records
at other points in the issuance process.<br>
RFC 6844 requires that CAs "MUST NOT issue a certificate unless
either (1) the certificate request is consistent with the
applicable CAA Resource Record set or (2) an exception specified
in the relevant Certificate Policy or Certification Practices
Statement applies." For issuances conforming to these Baseline
Requirements, CAs MUST NOT rely on any exceptions specified in
their CP or CPS.<br>
CAs MUST keep records of the responses to all CAA DNS requests.
CAs are permitted to treat a record lookup failure as permission
to issue if:<br>
<li>the failure is outside the CA's infrastructure; <br>
<li>the lookup has been retried at least once; and <br>
<li>the domain does not use DNSSEC.</li>
CAs MUST log issuances that were prevented by an adverse CAA
record in sufficient detail to provide feedback to the CAB Forum
on the circumstances, and SHOULD report such requests to the
contact(s) stipulated in the CAA iodef record(s), if present. CAs
are not expected to support URL schemes in the iodef record other
than mailto: or https:.</blockquote>
Update section 2.2 ("Publication of Information") of the Baseline
Requirements, to remove the following text:<br>
<pre> Effective as of 15 April 2015, section 4.2 of a CA's Certificate Policy and/or Certification
Practice Statement (section 4.1 for CAs still conforming to RFC 2527) SHALL state whether
the CA reviews CAA Records, and if so, the CA’s policy or practice on processing CAA Records
for Fully Qualified Domain Names. The CA SHALL log all actions taken, if any, consistent with
its processing practice. </pre>
and replace it with:
<pre> Effective as of XXX, section 4.2 of a CA's Certificate Policy and/or Certification
Practice Statement (section 4.1 for CAs still conforming to RFC 2527) SHALL state that
the CA reviews CAA Records for all issuances, and the CA’s policy or practice on processing CAA Records
for Fully Qualified Domain Names. It shall clearly specify the set of Issuer Domain Names that the CA
recognises as permitting it to issue. The CA SHALL log all actions taken, if any, consistent with
its processing practice.
Add the following text to the appropriate place in section 1.6.3 ("References"):
<blockquote>RFC6844, Request for Comments: 6844, DNS Certification
Authority Authorization (CAA) Resource Record, Hallam-Baker,
Stradling, January 2013. <br>
<b>-- MOTION ENDS -- </b><span class="anchor" id="line-45"></span><span
<p class="line874">The review period for this ballot shall commence
at 2200 UTC on XXX, and will close at 2200 UTC on XXX. Unless the
motion is withdrawn during the review period, the voting period
will start immediately thereafter and will close at XXX. Votes
must be cast by posting an on-list reply to this thread. <span
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<p class="line862">A vote in favor of the motion must indicate a
clear 'yes' in the response. A vote against must indicate a clear
'no' in the response. A vote to abstain must indicate a clear
'abstain' in the response. Unclear responses will not be counted.
The latest vote received from any representative of a voting
member before the close of the voting period will be counted.
Voting members are listed here: <a class="https"
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In order for the motion to be adopted, two thirds or more of the
votes cast by members in the CA category and greater than 50% of the
votes cast by members in the browser category must be in favor.
Quorum is currently XXX members – at least that many members must
participate in the ballot, either by voting in favor, voting
against, or abstaining.