Many companies sell these. They are just a way to let your visitors know that you take the proper precautions to protect their privacy and that you are who you say you are. We (CyberTrust Resellers) verify your identity and match it against your domain's WHOIS and contact info on your website. You must supply a faxed document proving your identity. I don't see what the big deal is about this. Hosticle, you don't even have a website listed, so you have no reason to be interested in these. This was just an offer, and if you don't like it, don't say anything. It seems everyone and his uncle gets flamed at for making an offer. Go bitch at someone else. Just my $0.02
Your asking people to pay you $15 a year for what? A little image to put on there site..
The site itself has no certification of its own, Isnt a member of any of the major supporters of privacy/trust online that I can see, And the website is general is weak when it comes to information provided.
You don't even have a phone number/address.. Any FAQ's about your policys, methods/reasons to dispute a site.. ..
I mean really.. Take a look at the REAL solutions out there ( Not that I approve of these either but still..
cyberlot, this really isn't the place for these coments. if you don't agree with this type of service, fair enough. don't flame anothers adverts though.
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My post count has no bearing on my "knowledge" in this industry and by trying to use it as such is childish.
A company that lets is resellers undercut it by 85% has a problem somewhere.
True verifcation of a business is going to cost more then $15 in most cases.. To me just calling a person up and saying "Hey are you Joe Blow" Is not verification worth a nickle.
While site design does not make a business it does reflect apon that business.. Quote from there website
3. Must have valid "Contact Information" on your website.
When I am dealing with a true business valid contact information is more then just a email address.. I want a phone number, I want address.. This company is saying it can offer people the feeling of trust in your website.. To do so they must offer the feeling of trust in there own website.. I feel there website does not do this.
While you may feel the designs of the site I mentioned are bad, They pass on alot more information and "trust" in there website. There websites convey a feeling of "effort" The cybertrust website conveys a feeling of "Im a person working from my kitchen table at home"
Not agreeing with a service is one thing, and while yes I don't agree with the service I feel I have brought forth VERY valid points why ANY webmaster should stay away from this site in general and also possible things to look for before doing business with any site. Hence I feel this was very much in the spirit of these forums.
Yes the cheapest etrust seal costs $399. And I think it is overpriced.. However compare there website to cybertrust... Which one gives details about the company. Which one has very detailed contact information. Which one looks professional. Which one shows proof of being a real legally formed company. Which one has Industry partners that any normal person has heard about.
1. So Overall I did read the site
2. You don't have to pay $50 for a "pet rock" to have the right to call "pet rocks" a scam.. Same applys here.
3. It is within the right of anyone to warn people of anything that might possibly be fraud or a total waste of money...
actually i work directly for CYBERTRUST.NET (not as reseller) and i think i need to say something too
CYBERTRUST.NET does NOT sell any seals or services for 15 $. Our resellers can choose whatever price they want to charge because that's not our business.
Our resellers have to buy a seal for much more than 15 $ because the administration is not a "kittchen job".
Since our resellers get sometimes a "promotion package" for free they can promote their services as much as they want. They can even give their seals away for free - it's not our business.
If somebody doesn't like the idea of this service just ignore it. As soon as we assign SSL certs people will see that they can get the same quality for much less (for example a SSL cert wil cost from 55 - 99 $ /2 years)
Timeline: As soon as our cert is included to MS Internet Explorer and Netscape (not up to us)
Actually we also plan to launch a service similar to paypal but 100 % secure for sellers and buyers but i cannot tell much about this.
The only thing i know is that the pricing for all "seals" and "certs" will change soon because Verisign is NOT the company which can do everything they want if the topic is "TRUST" , "SECURITY" and "VERIFICATION".