[thelist] SSL Certificate Choices

David Kaufman david at gigawatt.com
Fri Jan 25 14:37:41 CST 2008

Hi Dan,

----- Original Message ----- 
"Dan H" <dan at drhathy.com> wrote:
> This just in from my boss:
> We're going to need to renew our SSL certificate in February.

What's you're hurry?  It's not the absolute last minute *yet*... :-)

> Verisign  wants way too much money.

No kidding! $399 for single host certificate!  And I'm unable to find 
wildcard pricing on the siet at all, so I suppose its one of those 
if-you-have-to-ask-you-cant-afford-it things :-)

> He would like my input on either Thawte or GeoTrust.

My input:

> Thawte ( http://www.Thawte.com )

Owned by Verisign, also wants too much money ($149 single, $799 Wildcard)

> GeoTrust ( http://www.GeoTrust.com )

No owned by Verisign but also wants too much money ($249 single, $995 

Be sure to check out these:

  Comodo's InstantSSL ($79 single, $449 Wildcard)

  GoDaddy ($24.99 Single, $199 Wildcard)

Everybody uses the exact same underlying technology -- why pay extra?


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