support BIMI TXT Resource Records by direct connect Mark Validation Authority
With the growing importance of brand protection, and the relative ease of implementation, it is surprising that there is no convenient connection (which I imagine would be profitable for Plesk) with a Mark Validation Authority, for authentication of the Brand Identifiers for Message Identification Resource Record in a way that is as easy to access/sign up to/create the record with (including the tinySVG format/conversion) required for anything other than a self-sign.
This has implications for simple convenience of customers, potential income of Plesk, security for customers and awareness of brands of users. https://bimigroup.org/ - it is no wonder most current users are the big name providers like those listed on that site.
A BIMI TXT record is just a DNS TXT record as it can be set in all nameservers, including Plesk DNS. It looks like this:
default._bimi.[domain] IN TXT “v=BIMI1; l=[SVG URL]; a=[PEM URL]
There is no additional feature required to create that record, it can already be added.
Jonathan Jewell commented
Sorry, was unclear, I put that first paragraph in there in case someone read this, didn't know what it was about and then didn't see the point and didn't add an upvote.
The main thing I was referring to was this second bit (the thing in the 'request' (title):
'...by direct connect [to a] Mark Validation Authority'
'...including the tinySVG format/conversion) required for anything other than a self-sign.'
My fault, I just noticed how it did not emphasise that focus of it. I was thinking in that you are able to just straight out set up SSL certificates or whatever. There's quite a lot of value in this for people referring to services providing this, so it should be lucrative and easy for you to do this (assuming similar for individuals referring).
The tinySVG is required for the BIMI record, and it would just be better to have something inside the tool, for its completeness. This is actually really annoying to find, and so it would be good to find it.
Finally, though I did not put it in there, it would be good if you could auto place the svg/pem certificate in a protected folder (admin-only read) on the site (or offer off-site storage) for those who are not familiar with this requirement but cannot afford a MVA provider.
If this is too hard, maybe it would be something you might put as just one provider like the SSLs in the box at the bottom. I am sure there are providers that would like to connect up with you for selling these things, and maybe you can arrange a deal for customers. But that's just a suggestion business-wise really, and not sure it desperately helps customers as much.
I'm not recommending this place, but it does have a list of a few BIMI MVA places:
And as to tinySVG, I cannot immediately find one, which is very irritating, but I wanted to share the thought and correct my mistake.
Thanks for the reply.
I was thinking the same about OpenPGP or S/MIME certificates for the email, but I will put that (more clearly) under another header.
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