*Windows Server 2014 - now with the Namecoin service built in! *
Having dealt with a fair share of key signing authorities, the whole process left me feeling dirty and abused.
Large corporations buy out the smaller security firms and end up creating an inefficient, broken, usability nightmare of a system.
Companies that can't automate it away subject overworked and underpaid employees to grueling tasks and these workers end up being bled dry by a system that is under increasing pressure to become profitable. Legwork that should be done by experts gets handed off to people who are under the heavy hand of process control, and one that subverts reason. The amount of bureaucratic tape, ridiculous hoops that must me jumped through, and the level of security theater present in their offerings means the whole thing is basically a joke.
Have you tried using their support system? I swear it rivals comcast's reputation of being impossible... and half of the service providers don't even let you see a number to call until after you've ponied up the $$$ to buy into their system.
Costs keep going up because of the inherent oligopoly these companies have on the network. We have to pay for it, deal with it, even though the system is basically broken.
I really hope the future of trust ends up being ran on top of something like how bitcoin's platform works. Can you imagine having a server in each corporate environment that shares the burden of hashing and verifying a namecoin/dns/https? Trust is put back into the hands of the people.
Trust, but verify. http://www.pwc.com/us/en/view/issue-13/trust-but-verify.jhtmlhttp://lorddoig.svbtle.com/heartbleed-should-bleed-x509-to-deathhttps://github.com/namecoin/Convergence