ID Certify Licenses to Expire on March 31, 2002

This message is posted under the authority of RCW 19.34.130.

The Office of the Secretary of State believes that the business practices of IDCertify create unreasonable risk to relying parties and subscribers of IDCertify digital certificate and repository services as set forth below.

IDCertify license under the electronic authentication act, chapter 19.34 RCW, expires March 31, 2002. The Office of the Secretary of State has been unable to contact IDCertify and has received no communication from the company. Links to the company web site are not operative. This office does not know if IDCertify is continuing to offer Certificate Authority and Repository services.

This office does not know if IDCertify is complying with its duties under RCW 19.34.291. RCW 19.34.291 sets forth the duties of a certificate authority on discontinuation of certificate authority and repository services. Under 19.34.291 a licensed certificate authority must: Notify all subscribers listed in valid certificates of the discontinuation of services; and Make reasonable arrangements for the preservation of the certificate authority's records.

Since this office is unable to contact IDCertify, all parties relying on or subscribing to IDCertify certificates are advised to attempt contact with the IDCertify company to determine the status of the certificates involved. The most recent contact information known to the Office of the Secretary of State is provided below.

IDCertify, Inc.
209 Sixth Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109
Telephone: (206) 956-8008

For additional information regarding this posting, contact:

Pam Floyd
Office of the Secretary of State
P.O. Box 40231
Olympia, WA 98501