Closed Bug 700419 Opened 11 years ago Closed 10 years ago

Have developers confirm that they own the domain/website

Categories

(addons.mozilla.org Graveyard :: Developer Pages, defect, P3)

Tracking

(Not tracked)

RESOLVED WONTFIX

People

(Reporter: krupa.mozbugs, Unassigned)

References

Details

(Whiteboard: [ddn])

During manifest validation/app upload, we should check that the developer actually owns the domain/website.
I suggest one or more of the "Domain Verification Options" listed here (minus the Google analytics one): http://www.google.com/support/a/bin/answer.py?answer=60216
Assignee: nobody → chudson
We talked about this on the mailing list a while ago and I don't think it ever got anywhere.  Bill/Fligtar: is there concensus on what to do here?

For the record, I thought putting a text file on the site was simplest and effective.
Priority: -- → P4
There's also the question of whether we will be keeping apps uploaded during the developer preview.  If we are keeping them this might be a more important thing to do now rather than later?
10:44 <bwalker> clouserw: i don't think we need to do anything about 700419 for q4 but i'll get others to chime in thanks for the reminder
(In reply to Rob Hudson [:robhudson] from comment #3)
> There's also the question of whether we will be keeping apps uploaded during
> the developer preview.  If we are keeping them this might be a more
> important thing to do now rather than later?

Everything is getting thrown away.
To clarify -- the assumption here is that only the domain owner knows the exact URL of the app manifest, so only they can submit it to the Market. Obviously we'll need some kind of dispute mediation process, but I think we can open up the developer preview without one.
(In reply to Bill Walker from comment #6)
> To clarify -- the assumption here is that only the domain owner knows the
> exact URL of the app manifest, so only they can submit it to the Market.
> Obviously we'll need some kind of dispute mediation process, but I think we
> can open up the developer preview without one.

If we're not the only store in town, it's possible the owner made a manifest for a different store and published it there and I saw that and used the manifest on our store and charged $5 for it.  

Is there a reason not to do the text file method?
Priority: P4 → P3
Whiteboard: [ddn]
Blocks: 710074
No longer blocks: 690899
Bill: What are the next steps here?
See Also: → 712045
kicking out of the milestone.  We need some UX direction here.
Assignee: chudson → nobody
This bug has languished for 6 months now and I'm going to close it.

When we run into the inevitable dispute I suggest we tell the authors to put a text file with their email address on it at some known location on the domain.  Whichever email address shows up in that text file is the owner and we side with them on the dispute.

If disputes ever become time consuming enough to write code we can revisit this.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 10 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
Product: addons.mozilla.org → addons.mozilla.org Graveyard
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