Symantec Rooted SSL Certificates

Over the weekend, Symantec was once again caught issuing unverified SSL certificates, and test SSL certificates in the name of domains they do not control or own. Worst of all they left them active. Due to our interest in our own customers security and wellbeing, we will no longer offer SSL certificates, or support for SSL certificates from the following providers under any circumstances, regardless of their root authority certificate validity:
  • Symantec
  • Thawte
  • GeoTrust
  • RapidSSL
On multiple occasions these providers (all owned or backed by Symantec) have shown themselves to be untrustworthy, and even have to abide by special rules to be accepted by modern web browsers. With the sources provided below you can see this is not an isolated incident, nor is it isolated to only the two incidents we have linked. Due to this pattern of behavior, for our own legal responsibility assumed by supporting secured encrypted connections, we refuse to service these providers.


net TLD Price Increase

On Feburary 1st 2017, a planned (Notice was given in July 2016) increase of $0.74 (74 cents USD) will be added to the registry fee for new .net TLD registrations and future renewals. This is the maximum of 10% Verisign (The owner of the .net TLD) was allowed to raise their registration fees under its .net TLD agreement with ICANN. On Feburary 1st, at 12:00:01am we will be increasing our .net prices to cover this increase, still leaving us one of the cheapest places on the internet to register a .net domain name.


 Thank you for your business and time.
- Rootswitch

Thursday, January 26, 2017

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