Reference Document for trust.txt
If you want to use the trust.txt system, you do NOT have to read this Reference Document. That said, you will be comforted to know that it is here, and guides the way that this whole system works. If you have technical questions not answered elsewhere on the site, you should find answers here. If you would like to contribute to the next version of this document, please consider joining JournalList.
JournalList trust.txt spec by JournalList, Inc. is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
May 20, 2020
Document released as draft by Journalist, Inc.
June 17, 2020
Added Microsoft, Digital Content Next and Snopes as reviewers.
June 29, 2020
Board approved and status moved from DRAFT to RELEASED.
September 29, 2020
Added “.well-known” recommendation.
Some small typos and language clarifications.
July 14, 2021
Added two variables: vendor= and customer=
Also added some clarifying language, and some small language fixes.
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