I recently purchased an SSL Certificate from Verisign. To display their seal on my site, I have code (provided by Verisign) like this:
Yesterday I noticed that every page with the seal on it was taking up to 15 seconds to load, and ultimately came up without the seal. My hosting service verified that the problem (delay) was with the seal.verisign.com site ... it was not responding in a timely fashion.
I removed the seal from the pages and then they displayed just fine.
My question is: is this something I should complain to Verisign about, or is there something that I should code in to "give up" after trying for a certain amount of time (like 3 seconds instead of 15)?