By Derek Iwasiuk
June 26, 2006
Trusted services and innovative products have won Thawte, Inc., one of
the most established Certification Authorities worldwide, another 15
new partners that will offer Thawte products and services to their
DomainBank, Domain.com, MyDomain and at least 11 other domain
registrars and hosting companies have or will soon begin offering
Thawte digital certificates and trusted services to a customer base
that has been estimated to number into the hundreds of thousands.
"It's phenomenal to have this many registrars and hosting companies
switching to our brand," said an elated Ilse Baxter, Thawte's Director
of Business Strategy, Sales and Marketing.
"It's an acknowledgment of the effort of our Sales and Marketing teams
who have worked diligently to deliver solutions that serve these
partners' needs. In the past few months our teams have concluded deals
that have resulted in many leading global brands signing deals with us."
Over the past decade Thawte has successfully signed up over 17,000
companies to its Partner Program, making this program the largest of
its kind in the world. Just a week ago the CA signed WoTrust, China's
leading information security service provider.
To date, Thawte has sold over 620,000 SSL and Code Signing
Certificates, issued a million Personal E-mail Certificates and enabled
more than 3,000 enterprises through its SPKI Program.
"These deals are helping us realise our vision, which is to enable a
global trusted digital environment that will benefit everyone.
"Through enabling the many hundreds of thousands of new customers that
these deals represent, we are helping many thousands of companies win
the trust and confidence of their customers and users.
"We do this by providing stringent verification and authentication
process, arguably the best the industry has to offer, innovative and
cost effective solution-based services, and outstanding global
support," added Baxter.
Thawte's Partner Program also promises uncomplicated customer
enrollment and renewal processes, flexible payment options (prepay or
pay-as-you-go) and bulk-purchase options to leverage greater discounts.
In addition to DomainBank, Domain and MyDomain, other new partners
joining the over 17,000-long list of companies selling Thawte products
are: 000Domains, AllDomains, NameZero, RegisterNames, SignatureDomains,
NamesDirect, AddressCreation, Enameco, DotRegistrar, and ZoneEdit.
Thawte, Inc., the Certification Authority chosen by hundreds of
thousands, has been innovating and delivering trusted services for more
than a decade. We enable businesses and individuals to communicate and
transact securely by verifying and authenticating their identities,
thus allowing them to gain the trust and confidence of millions of
users. Our digital certificates are used globally to secure servers,
encrypt files and communication, and validate the authenticity of
applications and digital code. Through our dedication to maintaining
your security we are helping to build a trusted digital future for
everyone. For more information about Thawte, its products and trusted
services, please visit www.thawte.com
Vancouver, Washington-based DomainBank is an ICANN-accredited domain
name registrar and hosting company. With approximately 80,000 active
customers and over 200,000 domains under management, DomainBank is one
of the fastest growing Internet solutions companies today. DomainBank
provides affordable, fast and reliable management for domains,
including over 30 different top-level, country-specific, third-level
and special domains like .aero, .museum, .coop, .travel and .jobs.
DomainBank also offers other services like e-mail, premium shared
hosting, custom website design services, and security certificates. www.domainbank.com
Founded in 2001, Domain.com is one of the world's leading domain
registrars and web host providers. Hundreds of thousands of customers
around the world trust Domain.com for their registration and hosting
needs. Domain.com offers many products and services in a single,
convenient online location. Easy-to-use management tools allow
customers to maintain their domains, manage multiple e-mail accounts,
forward site traffic, optimize search engine submissions and host
multiple websites--all at an affordable cost. Domain.com is dedicated
to providing the best-in-the-world products and services at a cost that
real people can afford. Domain.com customers manage their Web presence
in real-time, any time, from any place they have access to the Web,
giving them the control and flexibility they need. Its mission is to
make it easy for customers to expand their ideas and dreams of Internet
businesses and leverage the Net's potential for business success. www.domain.com
With over 400,000 domains under management, MyDomain is one of the
Internet’s leading domain registrars and hosting companies.
ICANN-accredited since 1998, MyDomain is a leading domain registration
service, provider of self-service domain management tools and a premium
shared hosting company.
MyDomain offers customers the ability to register and manage domains
from a single convenient location on the Web. Proprietary tools make it
easy for customers, especially small businesses, to maintain their
e-mail addresses, domain redirection, and other features of their Web
assets. MyDomain also offers high-reliability web hosting, digital
security certificates, and professional website development. www.mydomain.com