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View Poll Results: How important for you the brand behind a TLS (SSL) cert when you surf HTTPS sites?
Yes, very important 0 0%
Somewhat important 3 30.00%
Not really important 6 60.00%
I don't care about HTTPS (TLS/SSL) 1 10.00%
Voters: 10. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-03-2016, 05:03 AM
 
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Hello everybody!

I'm curious if you check the brand behind a TLS (SSL) cert when you surf HTTPS sites? By "brand" I mean a CA (Certification Authority) that issued the certificate. Like Symantec (formerly Verisign), Thawte, GlobalSign etc. To make my question more specific, I'm NOT asking about online banking (HSBC, CitiBank, Deutsche Bank etc.). I'm asking about the situation when you surf regular sites. Let's say, you want to sign for a free trial and you have to provide your credit card details. Or you have to provide certain ID info (like where you live, your name etc.) Again, the question is not whether the certificate is important for you, but about its type (brand).

The reason why I'm asking is because I'm a web site owner and I wonder if it's worth buying a more expensive TLS (SSL) cert or it wouldn't really matter for my site's visitors.
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Old 03-03-2016, 06:31 AM
 
Location: HoCo, MD
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Personally - zero concerns on who issued that cert.

I don't think I've ever even considered it. As long as it's a recognized CA, there would be other areas that I would be more concerned with before I scrutinize who issued your cert.
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Old 03-03-2016, 07:47 AM
 
Location: (six-cent-dix-sept)
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i check, (gte is the other major one not listed). i dont care of the brand as long as it is something i have heard of before (or can do a quick ddg on) to prevent man-in-the-middle-attack.
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Old 03-03-2016, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Agree with Macroy.
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Old 03-03-2016, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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Zero issues with it.

BTW, we get all of our certs from Go-Daddy.
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