$99/year is a great price. Any idea of how much a new certificate costs? I
followed your link from MS to Symantec, but they are asking for billing
contact details without mentioning a price.

P.S. Thanks for all your hard work Angus. We'd be lost without you. Merry
Christmas.

Richard

On 12 December 2016 at 19:40, Angus Robertson - Magenta Systems Ltd <
an...@magsys.co.uk> wrote:

> > Anyone know why major CAs will no longer sell code signing
> > certificates for individuals?
>
> Possibly insurance purposes.  They are guaranteeing the certificate is
> issued to a legitimate entity, not hackers trying to sign their
> malicious software, and that is easier with businesses and
> organisations that can be validated online in government databases.
>
> Due to privacy concerns, individuals are much harder to validate, even
> if you are a government, we mostly prefer to remain as anonymous as
> possible, excluding those using social media <g>
>
> Fortunately my company has a long history, being formed 35 years ago
> and having the same domain and email for over 20 years, and we were
> using private email 10 years earlier.
>
> Angus
>
>
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