Free SSLs allow continuation of 'trusted site status' on Google
NEW YORK, March 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Namecheap.com is offering current Symantec customers an opportunity to replace all single- or multi-domain SSL certificates with a free matching Comodo SSL covering the remaining time on their current SSL.
Namecheap is making this offer in response to the March 24th announcement from Google of their intention to discontinue the trusted status for Symantec SSLs. As a result of this change, Chrome browsers will stop displaying the 'green bar' for sites using Symantec SSLs and will flag these sites as untrusted. Namecheap is an organization that deeply believes in online privacy, security, freedom and equal treatment for all internet users. This offer would help to ease concerns from current Symantec customers.
Customers can go to https://www.namecheap.com/security/symantec-ssl-certificate-free-replacement/ and get a free Comodo SSL to be used on the same domain as their existing Symantec single or multi domain SSL. No credit card or payment is necessary to make this switch, nor will any long-term commitment be required.
When users sign up, Comodo will issue a new certificate for 24 or 36 months, depending on the level of validation, for each SSL. At the end of the free period, users will be able to extend their SSL or they may walk away with no further obligation and the certificate will be revoked. This deal is valid for Symantec, GeoTrust, Thawte, RapidSSL single- or multi-domain SSLs.
Namecheap will have customer support available 24/7 to assist with questions. Get more information about Namecheap's free Comodo SSLs, including an FAQ, at https://www.namecheap.com/security/symantec-ssl-certificate-free-replacement/ .
Namecheap is an ICANN-accredited domain registrar, founded in 2000 by CEO Richard Kirkendall. With over 7.5 million domains under management and over 2 million direct customers, Namecheap is one of the top domain registrars and web hosting providers in the world. To learn more, visit https://www.namecheap.com.
Head of Public Relations - Namecheap Inc.