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41 points by andr on March 24, 2009 | hide | past | favorite | 60 comments |
This certificate costs $995 per year. If you think about it, there is very little that the issuer does, other than supposedly validate your ownership of the domain. They don't even need to maintain considerable server infrastructure.
So why isn't there no serious competition? Why isn't there a company that issues certificates for $10?
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