[ic] Verisign -- please vote with your feet!

Ed LaFrance 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 
> Interchange
> > 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 
> them
> > 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.

- Ed

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