is proud to offer GEOTRUST TRUE BUSINESS WEB CERTIFICATES through Tucows. They are available at $150(USD) per year.

A web certificate is a 128-bit SSL security tool, which enables e-commerce or other secure communications on the Web.

As used in SSL secured Internet transactions, a web certificate provides the following:

Confirmation of Identity
The party receiving the information (i.e. the party controlling the server) is the party to whom the communication is intended (i.e. not some wily imposter).

The user's information will not be intercepted and interpreted (by some wily eavesdropper) between the user's browser and the server.

The assurances obtained by Web Certificates are a necessity for all e-commerce implementations and any communication in which confidential information is exchanged. Internet browsers can rest assured that their communications are secured by a properly authenticated web certificate as evidenced by the appearance of a little padlock in the frame of their Internet browser.

Technically, a web certificate is a statement by a Certification Authority (CA) that uses a properly authenticated Private Key/Public Key pair to bind a public key to an identity. This provides independent confirmation of the identity of an entity. More formally, a certificate is a computer-based record which:
  1. Identifies the Certification Authority issuing it
  2. Names, identifies, or otherwise describes an attribute of the subscriber
  3. Contains the subscriber's
  4. Contains the of the CA issuing it
  5. Provides a date range over which the certificate is valid
To obtain a web certificate, a Private Key/Public Key Pair must be generated on the server and then authenticated by a Certificate Authority (CA), which has the requisite recognition in the browser software. For a detailed discussion of the technology behind web certificates see the white papers in the Partner Papers section available on this site.