CertCentral Services API: Improved Domain emails endpoint
To make it easier to find the DNS TXT email addresses that receive validation emails from DigiCert for email-based domain control validation (DCV), we added a new response parameter to the Domain emails endpoint:
dns_txt_emails parameter returns a list of email addresses found in the DNS TXT record for the domain. These are the email addresses we find in the DNS TXT record on the
_validation-contactemail subdomain of the domain being validated.
Example response with new parameter:
To learn more about the newly supported email to DNS TXT contact DCV method:
For information about validating the domains on DV certificate orders:
For information about validating the domains on OV/EV certificate orders:
CertCentral: Email to DNS TXT contact DCV method
We are happy to announce that DigiCert now supports sending an email to a DNS TXT contact for email-based domain control validation (DCV). This means you can add email addresses to the DNS TXT record for your domain. DigiCert automatically searches the DNS TXT records and sends the DCV email to those addresses. An email recipient needs to follow the instructions in the email to demonstrate control over the domain.
Note: Previously, DigiCert only sent DCV emails to WHOIS-based and constructed email addresses.
Contact information is becoming increasingly inaccessible in WHOIS records due to privacy policies and other constraints. With the passing of Ballot SC13, the Certificate Authority/Browser (CA/B) forum added Email to DNS TXT contact to the list of supported DCV methods.
DNS TXT record email contacts
To use email to Email to DNS TXT contact DCV method, you must place the DNS TXT record on the _validation-contactemail subdomain of the domain you want to validate. DigiCert automatically searches WHOIS and DNS TXT records and sends the DCV email to the addresses found in those records.
_validation-contactemail.example.com | Default | email@example.com
The RDATA value of this text record must be a valid email address. See section B.2.1 DNS TXT Record Email Contact in the Appendix of the baseline requirements.
For more information about Ballot SC13, the CA/Browser forum, and the email to DNS TXT contact DCV method: