[thelist] How to pick a Security Certificate

Fred Jones fredthejonester at gmail.com
Wed Nov 7 02:03:10 CST 2007

Anthony Baratta wrote:
> I normally buy from GeoTrust because their phone verification system makes it simple to finalize the purchase. Not sure what GoDaddy is doing.
> I would recommend the cheapest Cert that can be recognized by the browser without a root certificate update. You don't need more than that, really. 

But how does one know what root certs are recognized?

GoDaddy seems to use ValiCert:


and the price for Standard SSL is $15:


which is a fraction of all the other places I am finding.

Is there a catch?

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