[ic] Verisign -- please vote with your feet!
ritontor at icenet.com.au
Tue Sep 30 16:10:15 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.
> I really like GeoTrust. Very fast, very cheap. $25 from Rackshack.net.
So do I. the best part is how they're not terribly stringent with regards to
the details you enter. I've typed in all SORTS of crap, and a few minutes
later, I have my cert. it's great!
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