SSL service and SSL certificates

If your visitors don't feel that their information is safe and secure, they will be less likely to complete order forms or provide personal information. SSL is the standard for securing websites, being both affordable and easy to implement.

Available SSL certificates

We offer several SSL certificates at below retail prices:

RapidSSL Included free with SSL Add-on
RapidSSL Wildcard $145
GeoTrust QuickSSL Premium $124
GeoTrust True BusinessID $154
GeoTrust True BusinessID with EV $254
GeoTrust True BusinessID Wildcard $484

If you have any questions about SSL certificates, let us know.

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Differences in SSL certificate validation

There are three kinds of validation that SSL certificate providers perform. Some certificates require more involved validation, others require simple domain validation: if you can send an email from the domain, they consider you the owner.

For example, a GeoTrust True BusinessID with EV certificate requires "High-assurance extended validation," which includes providing very detailed business and financial information, corporate documents, DBA, etc. A GeoTrust True BusinessID certificate requires "Strong organization/business identity" validation, which requires somewhat less detailed business information.

The higher the warranty value provided, the more rigorous the validation will be. For most sites the domain-validated RapidSSL certificate will be sufficient. But e-commerce sites or sites that store a lot of personal information might benefit from a higher level certificate. All certificates provide "https" web addresses and display a "padlock" or other security icon in the browser.

Additionally, the less expensive certificates provide a static "seal" icon while the more expensive certificates provide a dynamic seal with date/time stamp, etc. The GeoTrust True BusinessID with EV turns the browser address bar green for a visible indication that the web page is secure.

If you already have an SSL certificate you can transfer it to a DiscountASP.NET site

If you transfer a certificate to a DiscountASP.NET site, we recommend that you generate a new CSR from our Control Panel and ask your SSL provider to re-key the certificate. If the certificate is not re-keyed it is not secure, since the old host may retain the key pair information that decrypts your SSL certificate.

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