[ic] Verisign -- please vote with your feet!
edl at newmediaems.com
Sun Sep 28 11:00:31 EDT 2003
At 12:22 PM 9/28/2003 -0400, you wrote:
>Quoting Chris Wenham (cwenham at synesmedia.com):
> > On Sunday 28 September 2003 07:40, scott martin wrote:
> > > Hi
> > >
> > > We currently have a merchant account with Bank America as a bricks &
> > > mortar store, who would you recommend, for a payment gateway & ssl
> > > certificate? We are in the very early stages of setting up interchange.
> > Authorize.Net are a good gateway, and so are NetBilling. These are two
> that I
> > have experience with. Netbilling doesn't have direct support in
> > but I wrote a payment module for it myself that's here:
> > http://www.synesmedia.com/twiki/bin/view/Cyc/NetBilling
> > I've also heard that NetBilling has an "Authorize.Net emulation mode"
> so it
> > can be used with Interchange's Authorize.Net module, but I haven't tried
> > that.
> > Comodo (http://www.comodogroup.com/) do security certificates for cheaper
> > than Verisign or their subsidiary Thawte. I have one customer who uses
> > and is happy. The main disadvantage is that you need to install a new root
> > certificate on your web server, and it works in slightly less than 100% of
> > all browsers.
>These are the choices I am making now as well.
I actually moved away from the Verisign group of ruined companies back when
they bought out Network Solutions, over a couple of years ago, and I began
to receive what has to qualify as the most abysmal customer non-service
ever. I saw the light then. I've moved nearly all my domain registrations
to godaddy.com, whom I would recommend to anyone, and I never suggest that
a customer purchase a verisign cert or get a Payflow Pro account.
I have several clients using the Comodo SSL certificate and they are quite
happy with it; the geotrust QuickSSL product (geotrust.com) is also quite
good, and they have a 10-minute fully automated approval process, which is
handy when you gotta have it right now.
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