GoDaddy cert pricing



  • It's been about 3 years since I've purchased a GoDaddy cert. I've purchased other ones through Namecheap, (rarely) through DigiCert, and a little through Let's Encrypt.

    GoDaddy's prices have become totally outrageous. Simple SSL certs are ~$400, EV SSL is up to ~$700, and wild card certs are ~$1,800... the best part is they are "on sale". lol WTF

    Edit: Even though it was showing as USD, it was set to another currency after looking in another browser. Dumb.



  • @bbigford said in GoDaddy cert pricing - wow:

    It's been about 3 years since I've purchased a GoDaddy cert. I've purchased other ones through Namecheap, (rarely) through DigiCert, and a little through Let's Encrypt.

    GoDaddy's prices have become totally outrageous. Simple SSL certs are ~$400, EV SSL is up to ~$800, and wild card certs are ~$1,800... the best part is they are "on sale". lol WTF

    More like WTF are you doing looking at EV?



  • @jaredbusch said in GoDaddy cert pricing - wow:

    @bbigford said in GoDaddy cert pricing - wow:

    It's been about 3 years since I've purchased a GoDaddy cert. I've purchased other ones through Namecheap, (rarely) through DigiCert, and a little through Let's Encrypt.

    GoDaddy's prices have become totally outrageous. Simple SSL certs are ~$400, EV SSL is up to ~$800, and wild card certs are ~$1,800... the best part is they are "on sale". lol WTF

    More like WTF are you doing looking at EV?

    Was looking at a standard SSL cert (new client is already with GoDaddy). I was surprised at the high price so I looked at the other prices to see how high other ones were.

    But EV extra costs for high/very high assurance might be required during a PCI scan. Honestly I can't remember if it came up during the last audit.

    Edit: Just checked my previous audit. Requires 2048/256 but nothing about assurance.



  • @bbigford said in GoDaddy cert pricing - wow:

    @jaredbusch said in GoDaddy cert pricing - wow:

    @bbigford said in GoDaddy cert pricing - wow:

    It's been about 3 years since I've purchased a GoDaddy cert. I've purchased other ones through Namecheap, (rarely) through DigiCert, and a little through Let's Encrypt.

    GoDaddy's prices have become totally outrageous. Simple SSL certs are ~$400, EV SSL is up to ~$800, and wild card certs are ~$1,800... the best part is they are "on sale". lol WTF

    More like WTF are you doing looking at EV?

    Was looking at a standard SSL cert (new client is already with GoDaddy). I was surprised at the high price so I looked at the other prices to see how high other ones were.

    But EV extra costs for high/very high assurance might be required during a PCI scan. Honestly I can't remember if it came up during the last audit.

    Edit: Just checked my previous audit. Requires 2048/256 but nothing about assurance.

    EV does not mean much. Anyone can EV their cert if they have a real company and pay for it.

    Getting a real company is not hard. Then I could get an EV cert for my domain and then start scamming people from a site with an EV cert.

    No one would care because no one looks at the certificate in the first place.

    The padlock is not always green and is not always inthe same plave and means nothing to the users.



  • @jaredbusch said in GoDaddy cert pricing - wow:

    @bbigford said in GoDaddy cert pricing - wow:

    @jaredbusch said in GoDaddy cert pricing - wow:

    @bbigford said in GoDaddy cert pricing - wow:

    It's been about 3 years since I've purchased a GoDaddy cert. I've purchased other ones through Namecheap, (rarely) through DigiCert, and a little through Let's Encrypt.

    GoDaddy's prices have become totally outrageous. Simple SSL certs are ~$400, EV SSL is up to ~$800, and wild card certs are ~$1,800... the best part is they are "on sale". lol WTF

    More like WTF are you doing looking at EV?

    Was looking at a standard SSL cert (new client is already with GoDaddy). I was surprised at the high price so I looked at the other prices to see how high other ones were.

    But EV extra costs for high/very high assurance might be required during a PCI scan. Honestly I can't remember if it came up during the last audit.

    Edit: Just checked my previous audit. Requires 2048/256 but nothing about assurance.

    EV does not mean much. Anyone can EV their cert if they have a real company and pay for it.

    Getting a real company is not hard. Then I could get an EV cert for my domain and then start scamming people from a site with an EV cert.

    No one would care because no one looks at the certificate in the first place.

    The padlock is not always green and is not always inthe same plave and means nothing to the users.

    Green bar isn't even green if certain components have http:// src. Honestly though, I have zero clients in eCommerce or anything related to "trust" as a vendor so I could really care less about EV. We've passed all of our PCI compliance audits without an EV cert.

    There has been some chatter from some about "PCI compliance should have a minimum of EV!" If that day ever comes, we'll switch. But until then, won't spend the extra money.



  • So what is this SSL for a website or just shopping around?



  • @dbeato said in GoDaddy cert pricing - wow:

    So what is this SSL for a website or just shopping around?

    Just shopping around... but, I tried a different browser. It was showing USD but the currency was not correct, I checked back after looking at Chrome and it was showing Icelandic kr. Lol wtf



  • @bbigford said in GoDaddy cert pricing - wow:

    @dbeato said in GoDaddy cert pricing - wow:

    So what is this SSL for a website or just shopping around?

    Just shopping around... but, I tried a different browser. It was showing USD but the currency was not correct, I checked back after looking at Chrome and it was showing Icelandic kr. Lol wtf

    Starts a $99.99 the first year and then renew is $199 a year. Most of the sites I have been securing are in Let’s Encrypt or Cloud Flare.


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