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Discussion in 'Domains, DNS, Email & SSL Certificates' started by Jimmy, Jul 14, 2017.

  1. Jimmy

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    World's No. 1 Certificate Authority Comodo Announces Upgrade Program for Symantec, Thawte and GeoTrust Certificates

     
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    Wow the vultrs didn't even wait till Symantec was dead to start picking at it's carcass ! Being a certificate authority is hard work to operate within the rules/guidelines ! Though it makes sense for folks to entertain such an offer if you have one of those affected Symantec SSL certificates.

    from https://www.comodo.com/Google-Chrom...5sk1=a3c2e23f4f27c63f523f7ad497a094c00481234a

    Actually thinking about this more, I think companies using Symantec SSL certificates (EV SSL) would save heaps taking Comodo up on the offer as Symantec EV SSL certificates are way more costly ($570-900) than Comodo EV SSL certificates ($80-90). So if companies can get pro-rated refund for their Symantec EV SSL certificates 3/12 = 25% refunded + 1yr free + cheaper subsequent Comodo EV SSL certificate renewals = $$$$$ saved !
     
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    And there you are as a company with your multi million cost Symantec based, vendor locked information management system. (Not me, or my employer)

    A few 100 $ discount is peanuts. Symantec is mostly to provide to the largest enterprises - trans national on this plant. Large company = large systems.

    When hiring them or their Symantec solutions, the certs are included and anchored in their all-in system. Its not easy peasy like a 10k visitors month, website, change certs done, 5 min ready to go.

    About Symantec certs fiasco. You can't approve it. You can not let it go without measures. But you can also exaggerate it. I know it has been discussed before but Google is hypocritical itself.

    Check out the news about multi billion euro fines and see what they're all about.
    Google has become too powerful and then you get business like this and like that.

    About Comodo. Customers lure if the competitor commits an error or mistake.
    Astonishing hypocrite. Knowing that in 2011, kind of the same happened at Comodo.
     
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    No problem to make money, everyone needs a meal.
    But it is hypocrite to play for Google as Messias If you attack someone (competitor as Google is cert provider itself) but violate the rules on another level. Or Comodo, begging for competitor Symantec's customers. Knowing that in 2011, the same happened at your own company.

    And about Letsencrypt. According to Comodo. Letsencrypt is their trademark right. It's hilarious.
     
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    IIRC, Comodo eventually dropped that claim ?

    SSL/CA rules your mean ?
     
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    That's right, after enough negative media attention from both Lets-encrypt and the community, they eventually dropped charges.
    Nup another level. About privacy, artificially and illegally promoting its own price comparison service etc etc. Google is evil. Wolf in sheep's clothing. It is true ;)