New methods for domain verification

In verification for SSL certificates there are two parts: 1) verifying the organization and 2) making sure that the organization has control over the target domain. Previously the latter was typically confirmed by looking at the WHOIS information. If the organization owned the target domain, that was sufficient. This method was declined by CA Browser Forum in spring 2018. At the same time, GDPR compliance caused some issues with the use of Method 2 where the email address found in the WHOIS record for the domain name was no longer provided. This meant that we could no longer use this information to contact the domain name registrant to confirm authorization to issue a certificate with the requested domain name.

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Wesentra was named the SSL Partner of the Year EMEA

With our CTO Harri Tuuva we attended the Entrust Datacard’s Global Partner Conference in London last June. During the conference we heard market updates on current situation in SSL-world and also,  information on other solutions provided by Entrust Datacard. As a part of the conference, Entrust Datacard rewarded their strategic partners and Wesentra was named the SSL partner of the Year EMEA.

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