Let’s Encrypt has issued its millionth certificate. Our first million certificates are helping to secure approximately 2.4 million domains. This milestone means a lot to a team that started building a CA from scratch 16 months ago with an aim to have a real impact on the security of the Web as soon as possible.
We want to see HTTPS become the default on the Web, and today’s occasion gives us confidence that we’re going to get there — much faster than even we predicted. We’re growing at a current rate of more than 100,000 certificates per week and don’t see this slowing down anytime soon. This is dramatic and very rapid change for the Web.