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SSL Root Certificate Authority (CA) brand name

Labeled as budget: above $5,000 in Domain Buyer Requests started by Rob Monster, Oct 13, 2019.

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Does the market need more alternatives for free SSL certificates?

Poll closed Oct 20, 2019.
  1. Yes, please make it happen!

    50 vote(s)
    73.5%
  2. Yes, but that is going to one tough row to hoe!

    4 vote(s)
    5.9%
  3. Are you on crack? LetsEncrypt has this all locked up FOREVER!

    11 vote(s)
    16.2%
  4. What is an SSL certificate?

    3 vote(s)
    4.4%
Total: 68 vote(s)
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  1. Rob Monster

    Rob Monster CEO, Epik Epik.com Staff PRO Gold Account VIP

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    As many folks here know, the Epik SSL landers are becoming very popular. Why? Because they look good and because they convert better than anything else we have seen. They also continue to improve and become more versatile. If you don't know what these are, see this thread or refer to the Epik how-to article.

    One of the challenges, we may eventually encounter is that we are generating a great deal of SSL certificates -- tens of thousands per day on some days -- as domains move to Epik and use our free SSL lander service. These SSL also get renewed at no cost. The result is a fast-growing volume of SSL issuance.

    So, looking ahead, we think it is likely that we will need to become our own CAA root authority. However, this will not happen as "Epik", but rather as a stand-alone brand similar to Komodo, Thawte, or other SSL root authority. We now need to select a great brand name for a SSL cert brand.

    Our proposed solution will start by issuing free high grade certificates with 4096-bit SSL that is also optimized to work well with the Anonymize VPN and across the forthcoming Toki.com free WiFi network. For anyone interested, the likely protocols are ECDSA, AES-256-CFB, or SHA512.

    Criteria:

    - .COM
    - Not more than 12 letter SLD
    - 1-2 words
    - Max of 3 syllables
    - Brandables are fine but must pass "radio test"


    Budget, Process, and Timing:

    As we have been doing here on NamePros, we'll select finalists within 7 days and run a poll of finalists. I expect that we could pay in excess of $5,000 for a solid brand candidate and complete the purchase after the poll finishes. We don't always select the poll winner but use the poll and comments as a guide.

    If people want to suggest hand-registrations, please register them at Epik.com. If you want to make a private suggestion, Epik can register it and pay a finders-fee for a winning name. If your name is not selected as the winner, you can then claim the domain for free if we don't pay the finder-fee. This way anyone can participate.
     
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  2. Mister Funsky

    Mister Funsky Top Member VIP

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    'loose the hounds!'

    Domain hounds that is...woohoo...another contest!
     
  3. Rob Monster

    Rob Monster CEO, Epik Epik.com Staff PRO Gold Account VIP

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    The engineers tell me we can do this and indeed need to do this, either through organic development, partnership or acquisition. Regardless, I think we'll secure the right brand while we assemble the tech.
     
  4. Mister Funsky

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    So far your team is doing well...I will admit this part of development is above my pay grade but the landers look good and seem to load quickly and cleanly. There is certainly a need for quality ssl service out there...should be a good direction to move in.
     
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    Vimal Kumar PotentNames.com

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    I would suggest you give keywords or examples of what you are leaning toward before your inbox gets blown up.
     
  8. Furquah

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    I must say it's too good move. I am using Let's encrypt certificate for all of my 'Website'.

    It's very easy to configure, specially if we are installing it from it's Cpanel client.

    @Rob Monster Is it Comodo or Komodo?
    I used comodo but never heard about Komodo
     
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  9. Drongy

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    PM'd my suggestions :)
     
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    I believe Rob thought of the Komodo dragon, just as an example.
    I see there is a Comodo dragon web-browser, too. :bear:
    Rob would accept Komodo.com and Comodo.com for sure.
     
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  12. Name Manager

    Name Manager Branding enthusiast VIP

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    PM sent. Good day!
     
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    I think there's a huge market here with significant growth ahead of it. Effectively because of Google, EVERY website in the world should have SSL Certification. But most are like me with NameCult and simply can't be bothered. But as time moves on, this will become increasingly important as more and more people get their certification, leaving those without it, in SEO dust. Which is why I acquired the PERFECT brand for SSL certification a while ago! lol

    I taught myself Pascal and tinkered with Basic on my Commodore 64 30 years ago in High School, coded the HTML for a rather large website in Notepad 20 years ago ... but still can't be bothered to figure out how SSL Certification works .. lol .. (mainly because I'm too busy on other things)! That being said, I do know what it is and that it's important .. the key is to make it welcoming for someone like me who could likely easily figure it out, but just hasn't been bothered to date.

    If you manage to have an above average quality product while keeping it simple and obviously have the perfect brand, then the only way is up! :)


    1000 likes for the inclusion of that sentence! lol .. Won't make the integrity of the poll 100%, but it certainly will help compared to previous polls! :)
     
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    Private suggestions made. Seeking finders' rewards! :)
     
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    Interesting. Suggestion sent.
     
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    PM sent
     
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  20. Rob Monster

    Rob Monster CEO, Epik Epik.com Staff PRO Gold Account VIP

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    Thanks for the input so far.

    As for the eventual poll, it is a dull knife but it helps separate the wheat from the chaff. It also lets smart naming experts share the logic and approach as a public teaching forum. I really like that.

    As for the premise, I think LetsEncrypt performed a useful service. We can build on that and hopefully add our innovative capabilities plus additional scale for bulk encryption.

    I am reviewing suggestions so by all means keep them coming. We'll post a poll in a couple of days.
     
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  22. Rob Monster

    Rob Monster CEO, Epik Epik.com Staff PRO Gold Account VIP

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    By popular request, the SLD length has been increased to up to 12 characters.

    Suggested keywords:

    Trust
    Private
    Encrypt
    Secure
    Protect

    Here are some prospects under consideration so far:

    NameSeal.com
    Bydom.com
    Cryptever.com
    EncryptHere.com
    Encertas.com
    ProtectSSL.com
    Intelligente.com
    Novusign.com
    CertRoot.com
    RootAuth.com
     
  23. Dave

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    EncryptHere.com and RootAuth.com are nice for sure, in my opinion.
     
  24. Rob Monster

    Rob Monster CEO, Epik Epik.com Staff PRO Gold Account VIP

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    Thanks.

    Working on tightening down the cycles on these naming projects. Poll tomorrow.
     
  25. dot_AL

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    1) EncryptHere.com, 2) Intelligente.com and 3) RootAuth imo.
     
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