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January 18, 2018 02:01

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Domain inquiries could drop next month. Blame SSL.

Start filling out a form on for sale landers and you’ll see a “not secure” message. Yesterday I wrote about how landing page companies are adding SSL support for domains on their platforms in order to meet Google’s deadline next month. Starting next month, domain names with any sort of user submission form that don’t […]

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SSL comes to landing page tools, but at a price

Services that make it easy to create landing pages across multiple domains need to implement SSL. Next month is the deadline for most sites to move to https with an SSL certificate. At that point, Google’s Chrome browser will give a “not secure” warning when someone visits a page with any type of form. This […]

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.Shop enters dangerous territory with SSL freebie

Free SSL is likely to make registrar partners uneasy. Last week GMO Registry, the company behind the .shop top level domain name, announced that it was providing a free SSL certificate to registrants of .shop domain names. While this might seem like a great perk for registrants, the move risks irking the registrar partners that […]

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GMO offers free SSL with .shop domains

GMO Registry is to offer .shop domain registrants a free one-year SSL certificate with every purchase. The company said yesterday that the deal, made via sister certificate company GMO GlobalSign, should be in place by the end of the month. The certs on offer appear to be the of low-end “Domain Validation” variety. Nevertheless, GlobalSign […]

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Chinese domain market report : SSL certificate issuer from China under fire

A Chinese secure certificate issuer is under fire, for giving them away to unauthorized entities. According to the Mozilla researchers, Shenzhen-based WoSign has been handing out SSL certificates for websites, to people that had no business getting them. WoSign is also being accused of backdating the certificate date of issuance, in order to circumvent security […]

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All about SSL – DNW Podcast #101

Everything you need to know about SSL (including why it is important). Google is giving some ranking juice to sites that are secured with SSL, but what exactly is SSL and why should the domain name industry care about it? Today I talk with SSL expert Kevin Johnson from The SSL Store to get a […]

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Facebook’s Ad Network Challenge To Google Coming "Next Week"

UPS is making a bigger investment in 3D printing; Social Media Has Become Indispensable for CEOs; Don’t Try to Sell a Celebrity Their Domain Name on Twitter; The Creepiest New Corner Of Instagram: Role-Playing With Stolen Baby Photos; How will Google’s new HTTPS and SSL rules affect WordPress websitesand.. This interview of LinkedIn CEO @jeffweiner […]

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Use HTTPS? Google will give you a bump in search rankings.

Search ranking change should be good news for domain name registrars. Google announced this morning that it’s starting to give extra credit in search results to companies offering websites secured by SSL. That means sites where you see httpS:// might show up higher in search results than those without added encryption. Google explains the added […]

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Important Notification about our SSL Offerings

SSL Certificate

Due to Registration Authority regulation changes from ICANN, we’ve made two changes to our SSL offerings.

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101Domain: Reset your passwords due to the ‘Heartbleed bug’

The Heartbleed incident is becoming a pain in the butt for many service providers, that have updated their SSL certificates, patched their servers and are now scrambling to have their users change their passwords. In the domain universe, Dynadot asked its users to change their passwords; now it’s the time of 101Domain. In an email […]

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