StartCom SSL Certificate Reviews

StartCom was a certificate authority that sold SSL certificates. StartCom was established in 2004, and was headquartered in Eilat, Israel. It was well-known for offering free SSL certificates that are domain-validated and supported in most newer web browsers.

It was discovered that WoSign, a Chinese CA, secretly purchased StartCom at the end of 2015. In September 2016, Mozilla decided to distrust StartCom due to incidents of violating the Baseline Requirements. Other browsers followed and the company was closed in January 2018.

Some Old StartCom Reviews

keshabraj
keshabraj
Worse
September 16, 2017 Permalink Overall Rating:
Product: Class 2 Verified Identity Wildcard
Support: They are okay
Interface: A little confusing
Issuance Speed: After a day
Organization:Don't want to list my name here
I lost 2K users daily because of former StartSSL now StartCom Chome and Firefox distrust issue. How come a company can do that? I should have never moved to SSL, was indexing, ranking way better now nowhere close.

Nick
Nick
No longer supported
June 27, 2017 Permalink Overall Rating:
Product: Class 2 Verified Organization Wildcard
Support: They are inadequate
Interface: A little confusing
Issuance Speed:Less than an hour
StartSSL certificates are no longer supported. The roots have been removed from all major trust stores and will show an ugly warning on any site that they are installed on. StartSSL DO NOT MAKE THIS CLEAR on their website. They used to be a great value provider, but since their sale and their current problems, they can no longer provide certificates that are supported by browsers or even Linux tools like curl and wget.

dan
dan
Was fine until they got banned by Google and other browsers
May 10, 2017 Permalink Overall Rating:
Product: Several different products
Support: They are excellent!
Interface: Very easy
Issuance Speed:Immediately
These guys were fine, never had a problem. Sadly because of being blacklisted as stated aby others here. I cannot use them for any commercial websites, real shame. This issue is probably going to kill the company.

Laxmikant S Bhumkar
Laxmikant S Bhumkar
Way to Free yet Quality SSL Certificate
February 19, 2017 Permalink Overall Rating:
Product: StartSSL Free
Support: They are excellent!
Interface: Very easy
Issuance Speed: Immediately
Website: http://bankapurassurance.com
StartSSL is very good SSL certificate authority. They have very good interface to create certificate. New user may jumble the first time. But later they can enjoy it. Last but not least, it's free..

Subhendu Giri
Subhendu Giri
Makes SSL not easy but GREAT and FREE!
February 16, 2017 Permalink Overall Rating:
Product: StartSSL Free
Support: I'm not sure
Interface: A little confusing
Issuance Speed: Immediately
Organization:OW
It is good and also free. Your form submission in website, emails will be secured.

T. P.
T. P.
Was great, now WORTHLESS
February 14, 2017 Permalink Overall Rating:
Product: Class 2 Verified Organization Wildcard
Support: They are excellent!
Interface: Very easy
Issuance Speed:Immediately
This used to be a great company; their certificates are reasonably priced, they have a great Web interface, and features not seen anywhere else (unlimited multi-domain organizational wildcard certificates at no extra cost, for instance!) The problem is, StartCom is NO LONGER A TRUSTED CERTIFICATE AUTHORITY. All new certificates will NOT BE TRUSTED BY THE MAJOR WEB BROWSERS; i.e. you'd provide a *worse* experience for your users than if you had simply used a self signed certificate for free! AVOID, DO NOT USE. LOWER VALUE THAN TOILET PAPER!!!

Longtime StartCom Customer
Longtime StartCom Customer
StartCom is Dead - Cheats existing customers
February 3, 2017 Permalink Overall Rating:
Product: StartSSL Organization Validation
Support: They are okay
Interface: A little confusing
Issuance Speed:Less than an hour
StartCom SSL certificates are now worthless due to their lying and cheating. Chrome and Mozilla have both distrusted them making the SSL certificates worthless. Existing customers are simply shit out of luck. No refunds, No extensions. No reimbursement for alternative certificates. This greedy Chinese company will be bankrupt and gone before they are ever trusted again.

Inder Singh
Inder Singh
Nice free SSL
January 12, 2017 Permalink Overall Rating:
Product: StartSSL Free
Support: I'm not sure
Interface: Very easy
Issuance Speed: Immediately
Website: http://24x7servermonitoring.com
Organization:GEEKS SOLUTIONS
Nice to have free SSL installed on the domain when you have just a startup company with no clients. Its make a good impact if you have SSL installed on your domain. Thank you StartSSL for offering this service. Regards Inder

Jan Smid
Jan Smid
They helped us a lot and make SSL easy
December 1, 2016 Permalink Overall Rating:
Product: Several different products
Support: They are excellent!
Interface: A little confusing
Issuance Speed: Immediately
Website: http://ispmail.alpha-webservice.net
I hope MOZILLA and others find ways to keep them accepted in future.

y zidell
y zidell
StartCom is Fantastic!!!
November 30, 2016 Permalink Overall Rating:
Product: StartSSL Free
Support: They are excellent!
Interface: A little confusing
Issuance Speed:Immediately
StartCom is terrific!! the site was a bit confusing at first glance but the customer service guys walked me thru everything. very patient and helpful customer service. Highly recommended.