[cabfpub] Results on Ballot 202 – Underscore Character in SANs

Kirk Hall Kirk.Hall at entrustdatacard.com
Wed Jul 26 15:30:06 MST 2017

Results on Ballot 202 – Underscore Character in SANs

The voting period for Ballot 202 has ended, and the ballot has failed.  Here are the results.

Voting by CAs – 19 votes total, including abstentions

12 Yes votes: Actalis, Amazon, Cisco, Comodo, DigiCert, Disig, HARICA, Let's Encrypt, QuoVadis, Symantec, TrustCor, Trustwave
7 No votes: Buypass, CFCA, DocuSign France, Entrust, GDCA, GlobalSign, SHECA
0 Abstain:
63% of voting CAs voted in favor

Voting by browsers – 3 votes total, including abstentions

3 Yes votes: Apple, Google, Mozilla
0 No votes:
0 Abstain:
100% of voting browsers voted in favor

Under Bylaw 2.2(g), a ballot result will be considered valid only when more than half of the number of currently active Members has participated. Votes to abstain are counted in determining a quorum.  Half of currently active Members as of the start of voting is 10, so quorum was 11 votes.  22 votes (including abstentions) were cast – quorum was met.

At least one CA Member and one browser Member must vote in favor of a ballot for the ballot to be adopted.  This requirement was met.

Bylaw 2.2(f) requires a yes vote by two-thirds of CA votes and 50%-plus-one browser votes for approval.  Votes to abstain are not counted for this purpose.  This requirement was met for browsers but was not met for CAs.

Ballot 202 fails.

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