Thanks Anthony and Tim. This is just the information that I needed. Nan -----Original Message----- From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Anthony Baratta Sent: Friday, November 09, 2007 1:09 PM To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: Re: [thelist] purchasing a SLL certificate The costs are all about "validation" of the SSL Certificate Owner. With Thawte / Verisign, they run back ground checks on the company and verify they are who they say they are. That type of investigation is labor intensive and costs real $$. GeoTrust uses a automated phone call system for owner verification and that costs money, but much less than Verisign. Not sure what GoDaddy uses, but at $20 it can't be much of anything. That being said most people only care about the SSL "lock" in the browser. They don't care what you spent on the SSL cert. -----Original message----- From: "Nan Harbison" nan at nanharbison.com Date: Fri, 09 Nov 2007 09:00:52 -0800 To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: [thelist] purchasing a SLL certificate > Hi all, > > Can someone please explain in easy to understand language why SSL > certificates come in a several varieties, with different prices, some > prices being in the hundreds of dollars, and some are cheap - godaddy > sells one for $20. > > When I ask tech support, they say it has to do with the validation, > but doesn't that mean that it proves who we the company accepting > credit card payment for services? When I purchase an item online, I > always check for the lock in the lower right corner of the window, but > knowing whether the company was "validated' and paid much more money > for their certificate seems totally invisible. Maybe I am not understanding this at all? > > TIA > > nan > -- > > * * Please support the community that supports you. * * > http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ > > For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and > archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, > evolt ! > -- * * Please support the community that supports you. * * http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !