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Square Root Day is also Two Years of EV SSL Day

Created: 03 Mar 2009 • Updated: 18 Dec 2012 • 2 comments
Tim Callan's picture
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It's 03/03/09. Square Root Day. Enjoy it because it won't happen again until 2016.

It's also the two year anniversary of EV SSL, as we announced yesterday. This new SSL standard has made a lot of progress over the past two years. I'm sure the next two will be even more influential.

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Steve's picture

Tim,
EV 1.0 was ratified by the CABforum on June 12, 2007.

So do you mean it's the two year anniversary of EV certs being offered? I don't think so because other vendors have had it longer.

Do you really mean to say it's the two year anniversary of VeriSign offering EV certs?

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Allen Kelly's picture

There were a bunch of milestones around bringing EV SSL to fruition. VeriSign issued the first ever EV SSL Certificates in November 2006. While they worked, you couldn't see green bars with them because the green bars didn't start displaying in Internet Explorer 7 until late January 2007. VeriSign made its official announcement of Extended Validation SSL at the RSA Conference in February 2009, and at that time we announced that EV had been deployed on eBay, PayPal, Charles Schwab, Travelocity, and Overstock.com, along with over 100 other sites. We had to choose one of these milestones to track the lifespan of EV SSL, and it seemed that the full announcement was the best date to use.

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