certificates - was re [ic] Quick Question

Young Family ary@communicationfactory.com
Thu, 12 Apr 2001 02:13:20 -0700


Equifax is offering $99 certificates

Alan Young

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Leon Harris" <leon@quoll.com>
To: <interchange-users@lists.akopia.com>
Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2001 7:59 AM
Subject: certificates - was re [ic] Quick Question

> Hi All.
> I am sorry if this stuffs up the threading of this mail list ( I get it
> as a digest) , but the prices that Jim Balcom, and others post for
> commercial 128 bit certificates seem a little high.
> tucows is offering to its domain name resellers a package for 128 bit
> certs that costs the resellers aprox $100 USD per year, if they buy in
> bulk.  Street price should be ~$130, I'd guess. These  have  Entrust
> Technologies as the CA,  and they are accepted by current netscape. I
> dont know about ie, but I imagine so in current and future releases, esp
> with tucows behind them.
> I imagine that in a year, the market for 128bit certs will be like that
> for .com domains - this seems to be tucows (laudable) aim.
> Anyway, look into tucows before you fork out big money for a Thawte or
> verisign. check out http://certs.tucows.com/, and have a chat to your
> friendly local tucows reseller.
> Cheers, Leon
> Disclaimer: we are a tucows reseller, and resell ssl certs. We have only
> just set this up and haven't sold any yet, so have no practical
> experience. Tucows were very good to us with domain names, and this has
> really helped  a little company like ours to compete against larger web
> shops.  Our opinion therefore is coloured by our (good) experiences.
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