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RFC 7489, "Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting, and Conformance (DMARC)", March 2015

Source of RFC: INDEPENDENT
See Also: RFC 7489 w/ inline errata

Errata ID: 6439
Status: Verified
Type: Editorial
Publication Format(s) : TEXT

Reported By: Michael Norton
Date Reported: 2021-02-23
Verifier Name: Adrian Farrel
Date Verified: 2021-02-24

Section 7.1 says:

For example, if a DMARC policy query for "blue.example.com" contained
"rua=mailto:reports@red.example.net", the host extracted from the
latter ("red.example.net") does not match "blue.example.com", so this
procedure is enacted.

It should say:

For example, if a DMARC policy query for "blue.example.com" contained
"rua=mailto:reports@red.example.net", the Organizational Domain of the
host extracted from the latter ("example.net") does not match the
Organizational Domain "example.com", so this procedure is enacted.

Notes:

Section 7.1 (third paragraph) is clear that it is the Organizational Domains which are to be compared in order to make a determination on the need to perform validation steps. The example incorrectly makes this determination by comparing the hostnames instead of the Organizational Domains.

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