Why is


saying Let’s Encrypt has 0.1% when


says 32 million Fully-Qualified Let's Encrypt Domains Active?

32 million = 0.1%

32 000 million SSL certs? = 100%

The question is which of the two stat website is lying?

There isn't 32 000 000 000 HTTPS certs imho.

UPDATE: Maybe: "The Let's Encrypt roots were cross-signed by IdenTrust, who are number 2 in that table. "

  • We can't tell you why some website says something. – schroeder Mar 24 '17 at 12:41
  • After digging into the data, you are trying to compare apples and oranges and picking which data you want to compare, at that. We can't answer such a constrained question, skewed so particularly, without primary data. – schroeder Mar 24 '17 at 12:45

from another forum:

TLDR: Look at the IdenTrust numbers if you want to know the real Let's Encrypt numbers.

Not many people use Let's Encrypt's own root for their validation chain when they use Let's Encrypt certificates. The Let's Encrypt root is not propagated widely enough across clients.

We (Let's Encrypt) have a cross-signature from IdenTrust, that's what most people use because it's widely trusted. IdenTrust issuance is otherwise very small, so you can effectively consider the IdenTrust numbers in charts like this to be a proxy for Let's Encrypt.

-Josh from Let's Encrypt

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  • Please cite your sources. What forum? – schroeder Mar 25 '17 at 7:44
  • ycombinator! :) – Marina Ala Mar 26 '17 at 16:48
  • please edit your answer and provide a link – schroeder Mar 26 '17 at 19:51

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