18 % of top ten million sites have a certificate from Sectigo

Ten percent of top ten million websites now have a certificate from Comodo, according to W³Techs.

The page says “This is 10.0% of all websites.”, but the Technologies Overview specifies: “We include only the top 10 million websites […] We use website popularity rankings provided by Alexa”.

There are now five CAs whose usage is more than one percent:

  • Comodo: 10,0 %
  • Symantec Group: 5,1 %
  • IdenTrust (Let’s Encrypt): 4,0 %
  • GoDaddy Group: 2,4 %
  • GlobalSign: 1,6 %

Eleven percent now. Comodo is growing fast in November.

Today’s list:

  • Comodo: 11,0 %
  • Symantec Group: 5,1 %
  • IdenTrust (Let’s Encrypt): 4,5 %
  • GoDaddy Group: 2,5 %
  • GlobalSign: 1,6 %

We have accelerated our growth. We now have 42% of the global market. Here we come 50%!!! :slight_smile:

Are there any charts that show month on month or year on year stats ?

Usage last 13 months (plus today): Historical trends in the usage statistics of ssl certificate authorities for websites, February 2024

Market share last 13 months (plus today): Market share trends for SSL certificate authorities, February 2024

I find usage more interesting than market share. For a user, what matters is that None and Invalid Domain are going down, and the total usage is going up. Invalid Domain began to go down faster in November, when Comodo’s usage began to go up faster. I guess hosting providers play a role there.

Thanks Melih and JoWa :-TU

Twelve percent now. Comodo keeps growing fast.

Top five, usage (market share in parenthesis):

  • Comodo: 12,0 % (43,0 %)
  • Symantec Group: 5,1 % (18,4 %)
  • IdenTrust (Let’s Encrypt): 4,8 % (17,4 %)
  • GoDaddy Group: 2,5 % (8,9 %)
  • GlobalSign: 1,6 % (5,7 %)

Thirteen percent now (market share in parenthesis):

  • Comodo 13,0 % (44,2 %)
  • IdenTrust (Let’s Encrypt) 5,3 % (18,2 %)
  • Symantec Group 5,1 % (17,4 %)
  • GoDaddy Group 2,5 % (8,5 %)
  • GlobalSign 1,6 % (5,5 %)

Overall a good year for TLS (fewer sites without a certificate, fewer certificates with invalid domain):

Not only the quantity of TLS is going up, but also the quality. Support for TLS 1.2 (minimum requirement for AEAD) increases every month: https://www.trustworthyinternet.org/ssl-pulse/ And TLS 1.3 is almost done (already being used).

Fourteen percent now (market share in parenthesis):

  • Comodo: 14,0 % (44,0 %)
  • IdenTrust (Let’s Encrypt): 6,6 % (20,8 %)
  • Symantec Group: 5,2 % (16,3 %)
  • GoDaddy Group: 2,5 % (8,0 %)
  • GlobalSign: 1,6 % (5,2 %)

Fifteen percent now (market share in parenthesis):

  • Comodo: 15,0 % (42,3 %)
  • IdenTrust (Let’s Encrypt): 8,9 % (25,0 %)
  • Symantec Group: 5,3 % (15,1 %)
  • GoDaddy Group: 2,7 % (7,6 %)
  • GlobalSign: 1,7 % (4,8 %)

Looks like IdenTrust (Let’s Encrypt) is skyrocketing.

Not that surprising, well marketed by word-of-mouth, supported by EFF, FREE and automated (not sure to which extent, haven’t used it) If there’s no need for anything fancier than a DV cert then I think Let’s Encrypt is a natural choice for many.

https://www.melih.com/2017/04/08/encryption-on-the-web-two-use-cases-and-a-lot-of-confusion/

Sixteen percent now (market share in parenthesis):

  • Comodo: 16,0% (39,7%)
  • IdenTrust (Let’s Encrypt): 11,9% (29,7%)
  • Symantec Group: 5,5% (13,7%)
  • GoDaddy Group: 3,0% (7,6%)
  • GlobalSign: 1,8% (4,5%)
  • DigiCert: 0,9% (2,2%)

BTW, Symantec is selling its “Website Security and related PKI solutions” to DigiCert. “The transaction, which has been unanimously approved by the Symantec Board of Directors, is expected to be completed in the third quarter of fiscal 2018, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.”

Seventeen percent now (market share in parenthesis):

  • Comodo: 17,0% (38,1%)
  • IdenTrust (Let’s Encrypt): 14,6% (32,7%)
  • Symantec Group: 5,6% (12,6%)
  • GoDaddy Group: 3,3% (7,5%)
  • GlobalSign: 2,0% (4,4%)
  • DigiCert: 1,0% (2,3%)

Symantec Group has now been removed from the statistics, and DigiCert has become DigiCert Group.

Here is the current list:

  • Comodo: 17,0% (38,0%)
  • IdenTrust (Let’s Encrypt): 14,7% (32,7%)
  • DigiCert Group: 6,7% (14,9%)
  • GoDaddy Group: 3,4% (7,5%)
  • GlobalSign: 2,0% (4,4%)

Eighteen percent now (market share in parenthesis):

  • IdenTrust (Let’s Encrypt): 20,7% (40,1%)
  • Comodo: 18,0% (34,7%)
  • DigiCert Group: 6,3% (12,2%)
  • GoDaddy Group: 3,7% (7,2%)
  • GlobalSign: 1.8% (3,5%)

Changed the name of this topic to reflect that Comodo CA is now Sectigo.

Comodo CA Rebrands as Sectigo (2018-11-01)

W³Techs has today changed the name in their statistics.

For Sectigo, formerly Comodo CA, not much has changed since my previous post. In June 18,0 %, now 18,3 % (was 18,4 % in September and October).