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The Benefits of Buying a Wildcard SSL Certificate

The Benefits of Buying a Wildcard SSL Certificate

SSL certificates play an essential role in website security due to their importance in protecting data transfer. Wildcard SSL Certificate offers many benefits to website owners, specifically owners that have multiple subdomain websites. It is one of the many multiple-use SSL certificates available on the market. If you have clients who own multiple subdomain websites, then you should consider recommending your clients to buy a Wildcard SSL Certificate for their sites. The question is, what is a Wildcard SSL Certificate, and what are the benefits you can present to your clients when encouraging them to buy it?

What is a Wildcard SSL Certificate?

Wildcard SSL Certificate is one of the many options for multiple-use SSL certificates, along with other options on the market, such as multi-domain (SAN) SSL certificate and Unified Communications Certificate (UCC). These certificates are similar in terms that they can protect multiple domains with just a single issued certificate, which means one certificate to protect multiple domains (multiple uses).

The way to implement a Wildcard SSL Certificate is effortless and straightforward. All it requires is during the configuration process of the Certificate Signing Request (CSR), the admin needs to just put an asterisk in front of the main domain that requires protection in the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) slot.

For example, a Wildcard SSL Certificate with *.yourdomain.com can protect unlimited subdomains, as shown below:

  • www.yourdomain.com
  • yourdomain.com
  • blog.yourdomain.com
  • mail.yourdomain.com
  • shop.yourdomain.com
  • support.yourdomain.com
  • dashboard.yourdomain.com
  • anything.yourdomain.com

Similarities of Wildcard SSL Certificate to Regular SSL Certificate

Wildcard SSL Certificate is similar to any other SSL certificates in that it uses the same industry-standard encryption protocol, the 2048-bit RSA signature and up to 256 bits encryption. This standard makes it impossible for hackers to intercept data transmission to steal the info contained in it.

Besides that, a Wildcard SSL Certificate protects all the domains and subdomains similarly to a regular SSL certificate. The process behind establishing a secured connection for data transfer for both Wildcard and regular SSL certificates are identical. Read here to understand how SSL certificates work.

In addition, a Wildcard SSL Certificate works across many different kinds of servers and browsers, similar to the regular SSL certificates. It does not require any specialised technical knowledge to implement or any specific server or browser requirements. System admin can easily configure, implement and install a Wildcard SSL Certificate just like a regular single-domain SSL certificate.

The Advantages of Choosing a Wildcard SSL Certificate

  1. Save time and money

    As mentioned above, the best advantage of choosing a Wildcard SSL Certificate is that it allows for a single certificate to be used to protect the main domain and unlimited subdomains of a website. Website owners need to buy only a single Wildcard SSL Certificate to secure all their domains. They need not buy a single-domain SSL certificate for each and every domain of their websites. This approach helps website owners to save time and money in buying SSL certificates. For example, a website owner may own up to 10 subdomains, and it can become quite costly and time-consuming to purchase and setup 10 individual single-domain SSL certificates for each subdomain.
    From the financially view, assume that the average price of a single DV SSL certificate is around $7.00/month, and the cost of 1 year totals up to $84.00. 10 domains equal to $840.00 per year. If the owner purchases a Wildcard SSL Certificate, which is usually at an average price of $600.00 per year, he/she will be able to save a few hundred dollars every year. It is beneficial to the business in the long run. The owner also saves much time in installing a single Wildcard SSL Certificate only, as compared to installing 10 times for each individual single-domain SSL certificate.

  2. Simplify the management process

    Wildcard SSL Certificate also saves the owner many hours of workload in terms of installing, monitoring and managing the SSL certificates of many domains. It helps to simplify the entire SSL certificate management process. As a Wildcard SSL Certificate allows a single certificate to protect the main domain and all unlimited subdomains, it brings much convenience to the administrator when working with it. Handling one certificate is without a doubt easier and more manageable then handling dozens or even hundreds of SSL certificates separately.
    The situation of managing a large number of SSL certificates can even be more troublesome when it concerns OV SSL certificates. The verification process of OV certificates is more demanding, and imagine handling a large number of OV certificates. It is during a situation like this that buying a Wildcard SSL Certificate makes more sense than handling multiple SSL certificates. Simplifying the management process of SSL certificates with Wildcard SSL Certificate is a more practical solution.

  3. Secure the main domain and unlimited first-level domains

    A Wildcard SSL Certificate is more convenient due to its ability to secure and protect the main domain, as well as any number of first-level subdomains with a single certificate. Your clients can setup an unlimited number of subdomains, subject to the certificate issuer’s allowed number, but this number is usually far bigger than what they might possibly need. Another thing worth mentioning is that once a Wildcard SSL Certificate is issued, whenever your clients deploy a new subdomain protected by the certificate, there is no need to wait for the issuance of the certificate. They can instantly launch the subdomain, and it is immediately secured by the Wildcard SSL Certificate, saving deployment time.

  4. Reduce the possibility of costly human errors

    Sometimes, human mistakes in managing SSL certificates can be costly to a business, in terms of loss of reputation, loss of customer confidence, financial loss or loss of business. The cause to this can be as simple as forgetting to update expired SSL certificates, entering wrong business credentials or system configuration errors etc. Managing a single Wildcard SSL Certificate can definitely reduce to a great extent, the possibility of human errors, as compared to managing many SSL certificates.
    As in the case of the 2017 Equifax data breach incident, an expired SSL certificate on one of its internal security tools is the cause of it. It is without a doubt a human error which failed to track the SSL certificate and eventually caused the hefty fine of $700 million for Equifax.

Our Range of Wildcard SSL Certificate

DigiCert Wildcard SSL
Geotrust True BusinessID Wildcard Certificate
GeoTrust QuickSSL ®Premium Wildcard Certificate
RapidSSL Wildcard Certificates
Symantec Secure Site Wildcard
Thawte SSL Web Server Certificate Wildcard
Sectigo EnterpriseSSL Secure Site Pro Wildcard
Sectigo PositiveSSL Wildcard
SectigoSSL Wildcard
Sectigo PremiumSSL Wildcard
GlobalSign AlphaSSL Wildcard
GlobalSign DomainSSL Wildcard
GlobalSign OrganizationSSL Wildcard
Contact us now at [email protected] for more info on understanding which Wildcard SSL Certificate is suitable for your clients.

Conclusion

We hope this article helped you to understand what is a Wildcard SSL Certificate and the benefits of using it. You should definitely recommend it to your clients who have websites with many subdomains. It saves time and money, simplifies certificate management, secures the main domain and unlimited subdomains, as well as reduces costly human errors. Drop us an email at [email protected] or live chat with us if you need any other assistance or clarification when promoting Wildcard SSL Certificate to your clients!

About WebNIC

WebNIC is accredited registrar for ICANN, and various countries including Asia, Europe, America, Australasia, and Africa. With offices in Singapore, Malaysia, Korea, Indonesia and Taiwan, we serve 4,500+ active resellers over 70 countries. To join us and become a reseller, live chat with us or email us at [email protected].

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How to Choose the Right SSL Certificate for a Business?

How to Choose the Right SSLCertificate for a Business?

Choosing the right SSL certificate for your client’s business can be a challenging task. This is because there are many different brands of SSL certificates:

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Each brand further offers different types of SSL certificates, namely Domain Validation (DV) SSL certificates, Organisation Validation (OV) SSL certificates and Extended Validation (EV) SSL certificates. In addition, SSL certificates can also be classified based on the number of domains they secure, namely single domain certificate, wildcard certificate and multi-domain certificate. Therefore, it is not surprising that you might find it quite confusing to choose the right SSL certificate for your client’s business needs. The question is, what factors should you consider when choosing an SSL certificate for your clients?

The Factors to Consider When Choosing SSL Certificate

  1. The nature of the business and the data collected

Every business’s nature is different and operates with different data requirements. Some businesses might need to collect more confidential and personal data, whereas some businesses do not need to collect as much data. For example, financial institutions require more personal information, whereas a blog usually requires less information from the readers. The nature of the website and the data collected is an important consideration factor when deciding on what SSL certificate to choose.

The main takeaway point here is, if the nature of the business requires the collection of highly confidential personal data, such as credit card info, personal identity info, bank details etc., then an OV or EV certificate is strongly recommended. On the other hand, if the business does not obtain any financial info, then a DV certificate should be sufficient.

 

  1. Website structure and the number of domains you need to secure

Every website has their unique construction and architecture. It is an essential factor when it comes to choosing the right SSL certificate. It is an undeniable fact that the design of the customer experience for each website can be very much different. Some websites have all their critical pages under one domain/subdomain, and some websites can have their key pages on multiple domains. Some major websites even need a large number of domains or subdomains for its operations and contents, such as a news website (BBC, CNN), a multinational corporation website (Toyota, Adidas) or a content-heavy website (YouTube, Amazon).

Therefore, to choose the right SSL certificate for your client’s business, one of the most important factors to consider is the website structure and the number of domains to be protected. The main takeaway, buy a wildcard certificate if the website uses only a main domain, and its subdomains are not more than one level from the main domain. Buy a multi-domain SSL certificate if the website uses multiple domains and subdomains.

 

  1. Budget

SSL certificates can cost anywhere from a few couple of dollars to a few hundred dollars per year, and the budget your clients have is a factor to consider when choosing the right SSL certificate for business. It is the best interest of any website owners to reduce their costs of running a website, and saving on SSL certificates is one of the main ways to cut cost. As mentioned in the previous points, it is important to do a detailed analysis of the website to understand the best SSL certificate that suits their needs and sell accordingly.

The important takeaway here is to choose the right SSL certificate that fits your client’s budget. It is not necessary to sell them a certificate that exceeds their needs, or they cannot afford, nor is it feasible to sell them a certificate that cannot protect all of their websites. Align their budget with the most suitable SSL certificate.

 

  1. The importance of trust level in the industry

Trust level is an essential factor when it comes to determining the right SSL certificate to buy. Some industries require a high level of trust in order for a business to operate in, such as the financial industry, the healthcare industry, the e-commerce industry, etc. As these industries deal with extremely confidential data, it is only natural that a high-level trust certificate is required, and that is the EV certificate. If a business takes customers’ trust seriously, it will buy a high-level trust certificate to safeguard its customers as much as possible. Or if the trust level in the industry determines the life or death of the business, then it is to the best interest of the business to choose SSL certificate with a high trust level. On the contrary, if the industry does not rely heavily on the trust level, and a certain level of trust is sufficient, then expensive certificates might not be necessary.

The key point, choose the right trust level of SSL certificates that matches the required trust level of your client’s business industry.

 

  1. Other factors worth consideration

There are also more factors you can consider when choosing the right SSL certificate for your clients. Some of them include the brand of the SSL certificate, the time it takes to issue, the validation type and the warranty. It is important to buy from well-known and trusted brands. Some brands might not be reliable and will cause you headaches. Another thing to consider is how fast do you need the certificate to be issued. If fast issuance is a priority, then DV certificates are the right choice. If trust is a priority, then OV or EV certificates are more suitable. A stronger validation type of SSL certificate requires more human work and therefore, will be slower in terms of issuance time. The certificate’s warranty can also be taken into consideration. If a business deals with a high amount of transactions, then certificates with a high amount of warranty are preferred.

The key point here, you can consider brand, issuance time, the validation level and the warranty amount when choosing the right SSL certificate for your clients. Choose good brands, select certificates that fit their timeframe, their validation level requirements and their preferred warranty amount.

 

  1. Customer support

Customer support also acts as an important factor in choosing a suitable SSL certificate. There might be times when your clients’ certificates face technical errors or installation errors. You will need support, and this is why it should be a consideration factor when selecting the right SSL certificate for your clients. You certainly would not want to choose SSL certificate providers that offer a bad customer support experience.

Conclusion

In conclusion, there are many types of SSL certificates on the market, and it can be quite challenging to recommend the right one for your clients. Every client has different needs, and you need to be able to identify the most suitable SSL certificate for them. If in the future you are unsure how to recommend, you are most welcomed to refer back to this article for help. Remember to consider these when choosing the right SSL certificate, the business nature, the website structure and its domains, the budget, the specific industry’s trust level, other factors such as brand, issuance time, validation type, warranty and last of all the customer support.

WebNIC offers a wide range of SSL certificates that fit different business needs. No matter what nature of the business your clients are in, what their website structures are, what their budgets are or what level of trust is required, our SSL certificate products can satisfy different requirements. Most importantly, we offer 24/7, 365 days of customer support. If you need assistance on any SSL certificate issues, we will always be there to help you. Check out our range of SSL certificates now!

About WebNIC

WebNIC is accredited registrar for ICANN, and various countries including Asia, Europe, America, Australasia, and Africa. With offices in Singapore, Malaysia, Korea, Indonesia and Taiwan, we serve 4,500+ active resellers over 70 countries. To join us and become a reseller, live chat with us or email us at [email protected].

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The Importance of SSL Certificates for Websites

SSL certificate is an important safety requirement for any websites. It is an essential part of website security and plays a crucial role in protecting data transfer between a browser and the website server. Many Internet users are now more aware than ever of website security, due to so many website safety issues being reported by the mass media, especially data breach cases. SSL certificate has become a fundamental aspect of owning and running a website.

What is an SSL certificate?

SSL certificate is a digital certificate technology that provides authentication and encrypts data that is transferred from a website to a server, or vice versa. Applying for an SSL certificate requires certain procedures that authenticate the owner of the website. A website secured with an SSL certificate can be seen by indicators on the website browser. The indicators include a small padlock before the website URL, the “https” in the URL and also the secure message displayed when clicking on the padlock, as shown below:

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The presence of an SSL certificate on a website provides users with an assurance that the website owners are verified, and the data transit process is encrypted. Data encryption protects the data from being read or intercepted by any third parties, and only the intended sender and receiver will be able to decrypt the data. SSL certificate facilitates and safeguards communication message so that it cannot be read or stolen by the wrong parties.

How does an SSL certificate work?

SSL certificate is an encryption technology that uses two concepts, asymmetric cryptography and symmetric cryptography. The process of establishing a secured connection over SSL will require two steps, the SSL handshake and the actual data transfer.

The first step is called an SSL handshake, which utilises the asymmetric cryptography concept. Under this concept, a mathematically-related key pair is created, which consists of a Public Key and a Private Key. The Public Key is shared with anyone interested to establish a communication with a server, while the Private Key is kept secret. A browser initiates the connection and receives the Public Key from the server. It then verifies the Public Key against data from the issuing Certificate Authority (CA) and ensures the Public Key is valid. This step authenticates the server as legitimate and will establish a secured connection for actual data transfer. If the Public Key is invalid, then the connection will fail, and data transfer will not happen. The first step, SSL handshake, is only considered complete if the Public Key has been validated.

In the second step, the actual data transfer will start by utilising the second concept, symmetric cryptography. Under this concept, a session key will be generated, which encrypts and decrypts data. Both the browser and the website server will share the key, which is only known to them. Any data that is transferred will be encrypted by the session key and can only be decrypted with the same key. This ensures a secured and safe process of transmitting data.

Websites with SSL certificates will need to go through these two steps to establish a secured connection for data transfer. All these extra steps will enhance security and safeguard users’ data so that the data they submit are protected from interception by third-party.

The importance of SSL certificate

  • SSL certificate increases conversion by building customers’ trust and confidence.
    SSL certificate increases the trust of customers, as it indicates that a website is safe for users. Customers are now more aware of website security, and SSL certificate is one of the most important signs they look for when visiting a website. They will be more confident, knowing that their data is properly encrypted and secured, thus increasing their willingness to convert as a paying customer.
  • SSL certificate authenticates the identity of website owners.
    Applying for an SSL certificate involves a process which requires authenticating the identity of the website owner. The Certificate Authority (CA) which issues the SSL certificate will request a website owner to perform specific actions, and in the process will verify him/her as a legitimate owner. Websites with SSL certificate assures that a website owner has been verified and therefore is much safer than a website without an SSL certificate.
  • SSL certificate establishes a secured connection for safety and integrity of data transfer.
    SSL certificate establishes a secured connection to protect data transfer. Any data sent will be encrypted and cannot be easily intercepted or viewed by anyone. In order to view the data, only the right corresponding key can decrypt the data, where only the intended receiver will have. This step ensures the safety and integrity of the data that is transferred.
  • HTTPS increases security levels to pass the security check of major Internet browsers.
    Many modern Internet browsers now have security features which scan a website to check if it is safe for users. SSL certificate ensures that there are no security warning messages which might cause users to leave a website. The best example is when Google made SSL certificates mandatory for all websites in 2018. If a website has no SSL certificate, Google Chrome browser will display a security error message as shown below, and many users will leave due to the message. SSL certificates ensure this does not happen.
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  • Satisfy PCI DSS security compliance for online payments and transactions.
    If business owners are looking to implement online payments and transactions, they will need to satisfy PCI DSS security standards. PCI DSS stands for Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard, and one of the requirements is to have SSL certificates installed on their website. SSL certificates make the process of implementing online payments and transactions faster and easier.

The three main categories of SSL certificate

  • Domain Validation (DV)
    DV certificate only requires authentication of domain ownership, and the validation level is the lowest. It is suitable for websites which need fast issuance, but it is less secure because anyone can get a DV certificate issued.
  • Organisation Validation (OV)
    OV certificate requires validating the domain ownership, as well as the applicant’s organisation information to make sure it is an actual organisation. The validation level is higher than DV, as CAs take additional steps to verify organisation against public government information website or an approved third-party website before issuing OV certificates.
  • Extended Validation (EV)
    EV certificate has the highest trust level. Certificate Authority (CA) takes complete steps to perform full validation of the applicant, including the validation steps in DV and OV certificates. CA will also contact the applicant through phone and verify the applicant is a legitimate business.

Not sure which category of SSL certificates to choose? Check out our guide here.

Conclusion

SSL certificates are now extremely important for any websites. It is now one of the most critical safety standards for modern websites. It builds trust and confidence of customers, authenticates website ownership, provides a secured connection for data transfer, increases security levels to meet modern Internet browsers’ safety requirements, as well as satisfy PCI DSS security compliance for online transactions. All these will provide a substantial advantage for any businesses that have an online presence in the long run.

WebNIC offers a wide range of SSL certificates that fit any businesses, from small and medium enterprises to big multinational corporations. It is important to encourage your customers to buy SSL certificates as they benefit their businesses in the long run. If you are unsure how to sell SSL certificates to your customers, contact us at [email protected] and let us assist you. We will help you to set up and guide you in selling SSL certificates.

About WebNIC

WebNIC is an accredited registrar for ICANN, and various countries including Asia, Europe, America, Australasia, and Africa. With offices in Singapore, Malaysia, Korea, Indonesia and Taiwan, we serve 4,500+ active resellers over 70 countries. To join us and become a reseller, live chat with us or email us at [email protected].

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Advanced Web Security Steps to Protect Your Website

Advanced Steps to Increase Web Security

Website security is a challenging issue and is extremely important to protect your customers. Every website must be at least doing these basic steps to protect their customers from common web security threats. However, there are some advanced steps you can take to ensure a higher level of website security. These steps are well-established standards in web security and will help a lot in the long run. However, these steps are more technical and might require an IT professional to help. Below are the more advanced steps.

1) Take Precautions With File Uploads or Restrict Them Entirely

File uploads functionality of a website can be abused by hackers to compromise web security. Hackers will take advantage of it and upload malicious files containing scripts that overwrite important files of the website or even upload a file big enough to crash a website. They can upload files with scripts that exploit vulnerabilities of a website, and take over the website to perform illegal activities.
It is best recommended to avoid file uploads entirely to increase web security. However, if this function is necessary and required, at least restrict the types of files that can be uploaded. Take some steps to handle file uploads, such as filter the types of files that are allowed to be uploaded, analyse the file type, set a maximum file size, scan the files for malware, rename the files upon upload or store uploaded files in a separate location from the webroot. All these steps are very technical, and it is recommended to have an IT professional to help implement them.

2) Use Parameterised Queries

SQL injections are one of the most common web security issues. Many websites have fallen victim to SQL injections and resulted in a data breach. Many hackers use web forms to launch SQL injection attacks. They insert code into the web forms, which allows them access to the website’s database to steal data. It is important to prevent SQL injections to safeguard a website’s customer database. Parameterised queries restrict the web forms inputs and reduce the chance of attack. This step requires the expertise of an IT professional and is very effective in preventing SQL injection attacks.

3) Use Content Security Policy (CSP)

Cross-site scripting (XSS) is a web security exploitation used by hackers to insert malicious JavaScript code to execute on a website visitor’s device. It is similar to SQL injection, and website owners can take steps to restrict functions or fields that accept input from website visitors. The strategy to increase web security against XSS is to use CSP. It is a tool that can specify which domains a browser considers as valid sources of executable scripts. It lets the browser know not to pay attention to scripts from sources other than the valid sources. Implementing CSP to increase web security requires an IT professional.

4) Choose a Safe Web Hosting Plan

To increase web security, it is important to select a safe web hosting plan. The web hosting company must have security on its servers to protect websites. It is also recommended to prevent free hosting plans or shared hosting plans. The cost of hosting might be attractive for these plans, but most of the time they come with certain compromises on security. If other websites hosted on the server of these hosting plans are compromised, hackers can easily gain access to the server, and all websites hosted on the same server cannot escape from the hackers’ grasp. They can easily take over any websites to perform illegal activities. Therefore, it is important to select a good and safe web hosting plan to increase web security, although they might be costlier.

5) Protect Website File Directory and Permission

Adjust website CMS settings to limit user permissions and file permissions. Hackers now use bots to scan for websites using default CMS settings, which allow them to search for attack targets easily. This way, they can attack numerous websites easily with the single same malware or virus.
Adjusting website CMS settings will make it hard for them, preventing the website from being an easy target for them to find. It also improves the security of a website’s directory, which limits users’ write and read permissions on essential website files. The most important thing is to prevent hackers to easily read and write these files to take over the website.

Conclusion

From here onwards, web security will become more and more significant. With the forthcoming of Internet of Things (IoT) where thousands if not millions of devices will be interconnected, web security is poised to be an integral part of it all. Many people are more aware than ever of the importance of their data. With so many devices collecting data, advanced web security might even become the necessary fundamentals behind them. In case advanced security is just too difficult to understand, you can read here to learn about the basics of improving website security first.
If you are unsure about implementing web security for your website, WebNIC is here to assist you. We offer the industry’s leading web security solutions with value-added services. If you need any help, you are most welcome to contact us at [email protected] Or you can live chat with us by clicking the green button at the bottom right of our website.

About WebNIC
WebNIC is accredited registrar for ICANN, and various countries including Asia, Europe, America, Australasia, and Africa. With offices in Singapore, Malaysia, Korea, Indonesia and Taiwan, we serve 4,500+ active resellers over 70 countries. To join us and become a reseller, live chat with us or email us at [email protected]

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Is Your Website Safe Against These Common Security Threats?

Understand the Importance of Website Safety

A website is an important customer touchpoint for many businesses. Therefore, website security is critical because it increases the trust of customers. Poor website security will result in a data breach and the loss of customer trust, which must be prevented.

The trust of customers is crucial to a company, because a study Trends in Customer Trust, conducted by Salesforce, stated that 95% of customers are more likely to be loyal to a company they trust. According to the same study, 59% of customers believe their personal information is vulnerable to a security breach.

To ensure the trust of customers, it is crucial that your website security is adequately set up to defend against any attacks. There are many ways to attack a website, and hackers utilise them to use attacks of all forms and shapes. It might seem complicated at first, but all the types of attacks use these common website security threats as the basis.

Common Website Security Threats

1) Spam

It is common to receive spam emails. We get them all the time in our inbox, sent by weird-looking email addresses or pretending to be legitimate emails sent from whomever they are pretending to be. These emails contain harmful attachments and links to malicious websites. Opening these will compromise the users’ devices as well as a website’s security.

Other common spams are those found in the comments section of a website. They are not only annoying, but also look bad for a website. Some of these spams contain malware that harms the users’ devices, or direct users to malicious websites. Search engines can detect these malicious links and blacklist the website if actions are not taken to solve it. The SEO of the website will be heavily damaged, and it will be extremely difficult for the website to recover.

2) Malware and Viruses

Malware stands for “malicious software” and allows hackers to manipulate a website. It opens access for attackers to steal sensitive data, distribute spams and malware, steal server resources, attack with denial of service and more. Malware and viruses come in all sorts of shapes and is a big threat for any websites, as they are difficult to remove. It is also difficult to recover from the damages caused by them.

3) WHOIS Domain Registration

Buying a domain name requires the submission of the domain owner’s information to the WHOIS database. The data is then stored along with other domain profile information, including the URL nameservers. The information is publicly available to anyone, and hackers can take advantage of this information to locate the server location to use it as a gateway to launch attacks on a website.

4) Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS)

A DDoS is an attack by hackers to take down or slow down significantly the service of a website. They use spoof IP addresses to send fake traffic to a website and overload the server hosting the website, making it offline and unable to deliver its intended service. Website owners will then need to get the server back up, and the server will be vulnerable to malware.

5) Vulnerability Exploits

Vulnerabilities of a website can include vulnerable codes or outdated plugins. Hackers will take advantage of these vulnerabilities to gain access to a site and take over the site to launch malicious activities. A few common examples include vulnerable codes that are susceptible to SQL injection attacks, cross-site scripting (XSS), brute force attacks. Outdated plugins do not patch their vulnerabilities and provide an opportunity for hackers to exploit vulnerable codes.

6) Deceptive Websites

Hackers can also attack a website by creating deceptive websites, or fake versions of a website. Users are tricked into believing they are on the real authentic websites. The hackers then ask for confidential information from the users and capture the inputs from them. The users are essentially giving their information to the hackers instead of the legitimate website.

Conclusion

In this digital era, customers are more aware than ever of the importance of their data. Securing the data of customers should be the priority of all businesses. Website security is a crucial aspect in protecting the data of customers, and should not be taken lightly. Read here to learn what you can do to improve website security.

If you are feeling at a loss on how to implement web security for your website, we at WebNIC will be glad to help you out. We offer the industry’s leading web security solutions with value-added services. If you need any help, you are most welcome to contact us at [email protected] Or you can live chat with us by clicking the green button on the bottom right of our website.

About WebNIC
WebNIC is accredited registrar for ICANN, and various countries including Asia, Europe, America, Australasia, and Africa. With offices in Singapore, Malaysia, Korea, Indonesia and Taiwan, we serve 4,500+ active resellers over 70 countries. To join us and become a reseller, live chat with us or email us at [email protected].

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How to Increase Web Security for the Holiday Season

Holiday Season and Web Security

The year-end holiday season is upon us. There will be many sales and promotions, and many people love to take the opportunity to buy the items on their wish list during this period. Gift-givers are also taking the opportunity to purchase gifts at a discount. Some people will even buy big-ticket items only during this period every year. Billions of dollars will change hands and web security is extremely important to protect customers’ data and transactions.

Scammers and hackers have plenty of opportunities during this period due to the increased volume of online transactions. Many of them are financially motivated, which means the more financial transactions taking place, the more opportunities to exploit. The holiday season is like a magnet for cybercriminals, a time when there is an expected increase in the number of phishing emails and deceptive websites to scam users’ confidential information. Web security is even more crucial as the time nears the holiday season, a period of peak online transactions.

What is Web Security?

With all that said, what exactly is web security? It is an approach to secure a website from cyberattacks by implementing several security measures. It is equally crucial for both small businesses and massive corporations alike, and it is an essential part of managing a website on an ongoing basis.

It is essential to understand that web security is a continuous and an ever-evolving field, which requires regular review, assessment and sometimes even acquiring new cybersecurity knowledge. The reason behind this is that the cyber landscape is continually changing, and companies need to make sure they can keep up with the changes. Therefore, a holistic and systematic approach that implements such activities is recommended to effectively reduce cybersecurity risks and ensures that web security efforts are not wasted.

6 Simple Steps to Increase Web Security

It is important to know the many ways of attacks as mentioned above and understand how do they happen. Having a clear picture helps website owners to better prevent them from happening. Web security is important, and if website owners have not done anything to address it, then their websites are probably vulnerable to attacks. Here are some steps to increase web security.

1) Install Security Plugins and Tools

If a website is built with a Content Management System (CMS) such as WordPress, Joomla or Magento, the website owners can enhance its security by installing security plugins available on them. Many of them come free and serve their purpose well. They can help to effectively lower the risk of cybersecurity threats and address any vulnerabilities found.
If the website is built using HTML pages, there is also the option, SiteLock. This tool offers a wide range of security functions, including website scanning, malware removal, web application firewall, vulnerability patching, DDoS protection and it is PCI compliance. In addition, it is not limited to HTML websites, but it is also suitable for websites using CMS. It is an appropriate investment for web security. WebNIC provides SiteLock service, with additional value-added services. Visit here to learn more.

2) Install SSL/Use HTTPS Protocol

SSL certificate is a fundamental part of web security. The five little letters HTTPS are significant, and many online users are aware of its importance now. It signals to users that a website is safe to provide sensitive information such as credit card info, personal details and contact info. An SSL certificate encrypts the information sent from a website to the server. It is meaningless for hackers to intercept the information without decryption.
Since July 2018, Google Chrome has also implemented security measures to warn users of potentially unsafe websites. Websites without an SSL certificate all fall under this category. Once users see this alert, most of them will exit the website, and it is definitely not what website owners want. Many online users are now increasingly aware of the importance of data protection and privacy concerns. Therefore, SSL certificate is now crucial for web security.
WebNIC is an award-winning SSL certificate provider. We provide more than 40 types of SSL certificates, suitable for any businesses from small and medium enterprises to big corporations.

3) Update Software and Plugins

Websites using Content Management System (CMS) enjoy a wide range of convenience with the many third-party plugins or extensions available. However, it is also riskier for web security as these may become outdated and may be exploited by hackers. In fact, code vulnerabilities in outdated plugins or extensions are the leading cause of web security issues.
It is important to regularly update a website’s software and plugins to prevent web security problems. There is not a perfect software in the world, and every good software is regularly updated. It contains security patches to avoid exploitations by hackers, effectively lower the risks of web security issues.
SiteLock provides the convenience of scanning a website regularly for security vulnerabilities. It contains a web application firewall with automatic malware removal and security patching. Website owners can take advantage of these functionalities to increase their web security.

4) Implement Automatic Backup Website

As mentioned above, it is important to regularly update a website’s plugins and extensions for increasing web security. However, sometimes updating will cause a website to have errors and issues. To prepare for scenarios like these, it is good practice to invest in automatic backup of the website. Having such implements will save website owners much hassle in case their websites face this problem.
Automatic backup is also extremely useful in scenarios where hackers succeed in hacking websites. It is common that website owners will lose everything once their websites are taken over by hackers. Recovery will be very stressful, and automatic backup can help ease the stress.

5) Change Passwords Frequently and Store Them Securely

Many web security issues happen because hackers succeed in gaining control of them. One of the main reasons it happens is because the passwords used are too simple and easy. Another reason is that website owners reuse the same password on multiple websites. For good practices, it is best to change passwords frequently and use different passwords for different websites. It is crucial to have long passwords with special characters such as #, $, %, * etc., best with more than 12 characters. Another good practice is to use random passwords generated by password software and store them securely. Most password generator software provides secure storage for any randomly generated passwords.

6) Secure Personal Computer

A website owner’s personal computer can also provide an opportunity for web security issues to occur. Hackers have malware that can take control of a website by stealing the File Transfer Protocol (FTP) logins. They can inject malware through FTP and take over a website. FTP logins can be stolen by targeting a user’s personal computer as the gateway into the website. It is important for any PC owners to ensure that a strong antivirus is installed and to prevent hackers from injecting the computer with a malware to steal FTP logins. Scan and secure personal computer regularly to increase web security.

Conclusion

This holiday season is a golden time for hackers to launch attacks. However, website owners can make it hard for them to target their websites by increasing web security. Website owners must ensure the safety of their website visitors, protecting them from stolen data, phishing scams, session hijacking, malicious redirects or SEO spams.
The reputation of a website is on the line if its security is compromised. Learning how to protect a website is an essential duty of all website owners. Do you feel that the topic of web security is too much and too complicated? Fear not, as WebNIC is a leading authority in web services provider, and web security is our speciality! Contact us now to learn how to increase web security at [email protected]

About WebNIC
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The Most Popular ccTLDs by the Number of Domains Registered

What is a Country Code Top-level Domain (ccTLD)?

A Country Code Top-level Domain (ccTLD) is a unique 2-letter Internet top-level domain. It is used for a specific country, territory or geographical area to serve the community within it. It follows the internationally recognized country codes and can identify a particular country or geographical area that a website is serving. Anyone can do ccTLD domain name registrations, provided that he/she meets the requirements of said ccTLD and buy the service from a credible ccTLD domain reseller. WebNIC invites you to become a ccTLD domain reseller. Sign up now to get the best domain reseller price for ccTLDs.

The History of ccTLD

The ccTLD policy began when scientists Jon Postel and Paul Mockapetris developed the Domain Name Server (DNS) in 1983. Under a contract with the U.S. government, Postel, and later the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA), managed the DNS and delegated ccTLDs to external parties. The first ccTLD, “.US” (United States) was created and delegated in March 1985. Two other ccTLDs, “.UK” (United Kingdom) and “.IL” (Israel), were also delegated in the same year. Back then, ccTLDs were delegated on a first-come, first-served basis. However, the Internet soon exploded and political problems arose, making this approach to ccTLD delegation no longer feasible. Therefore, Postel started assigning ccTLDs by using the ISO 3166-1 country codes by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) to shield itself from political pressures. By the mid-1990s, IANA delegated every possible ccTLDs to all existing countries, including those with limited Internet access.

The Current Status of ccTLD

As of the time of writing, a Verisign publication cited source from Zooknic showed that there is now a total of 304 ccTLD domain name registrations, including Internationalized Domain Names (IDN) worldwide, and 158.7M domains are registered under a ccTLD. The Total number of ccTLD registrations increased 1.9M, or 1.2% from Q1 2019 to Q2 2019, whereby registrations increased by 8.9M, or 6.0% year-over-year.

The data above shows that ccTLDs are very popular and continue to enjoy a high registration rate from the public. The top 10 most popular ccTLDs include .CN (China), .TK (Tokelau), .DE (Germany), .UK (United Kingdom), .TW (Taiwan), .NL (Netherlands), .RU (Russian Federation), .BR (Brazil), .EU (European Union) and .FR (France). These top 10 ccTLDs alone, combine to make up 65.7% of all ccTLD domain name registrations. The most popular ccTLDs by the number of domains registered are listed out below, starting from number 10 to number 1.

10) .FR

.FR was introduced in 1986. It was one of the few earliest ccTLDs to be delegated to a foreign manager by Postel. It currently sits at number 10 by the total number of domains registered, 3.4M. Some example websites include orange.fr, free.fr and lemonde.fr.

9) .EU

.EU was launched in 2005. It was relatively young in terms of age compared to other ccTLDs, but it has received a high level of popularity. It currently ranks number 9 in the total number of domains registered at 3.7M. Some websites using .EU include europa.eu, eurid.eu and politico.eu.

8) .BR

.BR was introduced in 1989. It was one of the oldest ccTLDs to be delegated. It currently places number 8 in the total number of domains registered, 4.1M. Some example websites include uol.com.br, mercadolivre.com.br and correios.com.br.

7) .RU

.RU was launched in 1994. It was one of the many ccTLDs that was delegated to all existing countries in the 1990s. It currently sits at number 7 by the total number of domains registered, 5.7M. Some websites using .RU include yandex.ru, mail.ru and ok.ru.

6) .NL

.NL was introduced in 1986. It was one of the oldest ccTLDs to be delegated. It currently ranks number 6 in the total number of domains registered, 5.9M. Some example websites include telegraaf.nl, ad.nl and funda.nl.

5) .TW

.TW was launched in 1989. It was one of the oldest ccTLDs to be delegated. It currently places number 5 in the total number of domains registered, 6.5M. Some websites using .TW include shopee.tw, ltn.com.tw and pchome.com.tw.

4) .UK

.UK was introduced in 1985. It was the first few earliest ccTLDs to be delegated to a foreign manager by Postel. It currently sits at number 4 by the total number of domains registered, 13.3M. Some example websites include bbc.co.uk, indeed.co.uk and next.co.uk.

3) .DE

.DE was launched in 1986. It was one of the oldest ccTLDs to be delegated. It currently ranks number 3 in the total number of domains registered, 16.2M. Some websites using .DE include web.de, bild.de and t-online.de.

2) .TK

.TK was introduced in 1997. It enjoyed a high acceptance due to its free policy. However, it is also suffering from a bad reputation due to many hackers and spammers abusing the free policy. It currently places number 2 in the total number of domains registered, 22.5M.

1) .CN

.CN was launched in 1990. It was one of the many ccTLDs that was delegated to all existing countries in the 1990s. It currently sits at number 1 by the total number of domains registered, 23.0M. Some websites using .CN include 360.cn, gmw.cn and youth.cn.

A Summary of the Most Popular ccTLDs

Rank ccTLD Number of Registrations
1 .CN 23.0M
2 .TK 22.5M
3 .DE 16.2M
4 .UK 13.3M
5 .TW 6.5M
6 .NL 5.9M
7 .RU 5.7M
8 .BR 4.1M
9 .EU 3.7M
10 .FR 3.4M

Conclusion

ccTLDs are excellent for websites serving specific geolocation. It serves as a powerful indicator to search engines that a website is targeted for a particular country or location. As a result, websites which use ccTLDs have a higher chance to rank higher on localized search results page for users. Also, ccTLDs provide a higher level of trust and confidence for local users.

We believe that ccTLDs will become more welcomed by website owners soon, as the trend shows Internet users prefer localized search results as they are more relevant to them. ccTLDs might play a considerable role in such a scenario. Join us now and become a ccTLD domain reseller partner of WebNIC. Sign up now to get the best domain reseller price for ccTLDs. Grab the chance now to ride the wave to the future where ccTLDs are even more common than now, or even preferred by Internet users all around the world.

About WebNIC
WebNIC is accredited registrar for ICANN, and various countries including Asia, Europe, America, Australasia, and Africa. With offices in Singapore, Malaysia, Korea, Indonesia and Taiwan, we serve 4,500+ active resellers over 70 countries. To join us and become a reseller, live chat with us or email us at [email protected].

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Improve Work Productivity With Microsoft Office 365

Improve Work Productivity With Microsoft Office 365

Technology has transformed our lives significantly, especially the modern workplace. It has become more digital with the help of powerful computers and software solutions. Microsoft Office 365 is leading the workplace transformation with its comprehensive suite of applications, which improves work productivity and collaboration between colleagues. Some of the notable applications which are essential in doing business include the classic Office apps, Teams, Sharepoint, Yammer and Sway.

The traditional ways of maintaining communication and collaboration across offices used to be costly in terms of time and money. They are also highly inefficient and prone to mistakes. However, a technological solution like Office 365 is gradually shaping modern business communications and replacing traditional ways. It improves the efficiency of communication and collaboration, reduces mistakes caused by human errors, and it is cost-effective.

What is Office 365?

Office 365 is a subscription service to Microsoft’s workplace productivity applications and tools. It is a cloud-based solution, consisting of a comprehensive suite of productivity applications, including but not limited to Office apps, email client, calendar, presentation tools, and cloud storage. These productivity tools are regularly updated and improved, from security, bug fixes, and small tweaks to brand new features. They are aimed to create, communicate, collaborate and get great work done. It is perfect for a modernized workplace, where the power of technology enhances business processes.

Why is Office 365 Worth Taking Attention?

A modernized workplace takes advantage of technology to speed up business processes and increases work efficiency. Getting more done in less time is the key to high productivity level. A modernized workplace should be:
– Easy collaboration
– Highly efficient and fast education and training
– Easy access and compilation of documents
– Automated business processes, for both internal and external
– Digitalizing processes internally, as well as customers, partners, suppliers or any other third parties
The only way to achieve this is effective collaboration and communication, and Office 365 provides the right tools to do so. Every individual in a business will achieve higher work throughput with Office 365, and as a result increases productivity and work quality.

What kind of productivity improvement does Office 365 offer?

One of the most powerful features of Office 365 is the capability to streamline the entire workflow process. The comprehensive suite of applications is well-integrated with each other, making it possible for employees to work securely anytime, anywhere, across all devices. It is now possible to create documents in an office desktop, edit them on a laptop while on the go, preview using a smartphone and present them to clients using a tablet. The documents are always available, enabling quick and convenient access to work whenever, wherever, on any devices.

Another powerful feature of Office 365 is it greatly increases the effectiveness of collaboration and authoring. Employees of businesses with offices in multiple locations can now easily collaborate for work. Co-workers and team members may not always be available on-site, and the traditional way of communication entails emailing back and forth, which is highly inefficient. With Office 365, every employee or team member can unleash the power of teamwork to collaborate in real time to edit and make changes to the working file in a virtual office. Everyone is updated and on the same page, which significantly reduces confusion and errors. Versioning is also available in case unwanted changes are made, which then can be rolled back easily.

Last but not least, Office 365 simplifies file organization and access in a team environment. It is the perfect place for posting team and project-related news, updates, information, videos in an organized way. It is suitable for both short-term teams and long-term project teams. Team members can easily access files in one centralized storage place without worrying about duplicate files or out-of-sync files. Office 365 can act as a document library for essential team files, ensuring that everyone is in sync in terms of team-related works. Files are in an integrated environment, always available, resulting in increased work productivity and efficiency.

Who Does Office 365 Benefit?

Every individual working in an office environment can benefit from Office 365. It is safe to say that just any professional worker will require an email account and calendar application in the workplace. At some point in time, most individuals will definitely have to use a word processor, a presentation software, a spreadsheet and perform documents management. Office 365 is the right tool for any professional individuals as it consists of all the necessary tools required to perform professionally and effectively.

Get Office 365 Now to Help Your Business

We are happy to offer Office 365 subscription. This comprehensive and powerful suite of productivity applications is perfect for powering your business processes. Effective communication and collaboration are vital in ensuring a highly productive work environment and well-managed business processes. Encouraging employees to do so with the right tools is the first step, therefore Microsoft Office 365 is the best option for any businesses to do so.
For more information on Office 365 subscription and other promotions, contact us at [email protected] We are more than happy to answer any questions you have.

Successful New gTLD Domains Registry Radix Obtains .UNO 21

Successful New gTLD Domains Registry Radix Obtains .UNO

At the beginning of October 2019, the leading new domains registry Radix announced to the public it closed a deal to acquire .UNO from Dot Latin LLC. It completed the transfer of ownership in September 2019, and now has the exclusive rights to operate .UNO globally. The earliest that .UNO will be available for Radix’s 200+ registrar partners, including WebNIC, is projected to be in early 2020.

.UNO is a 3-letter new top-level domain. It is expected that this category of domain will become more popular as time progresses. Trends have shown that 3-letter new top-level domains are gaining acceptance globally and recorded a consistent and natural increase of new registrations. To put it in context, 4 out of the top 10 new domain extensions (by zone size) are 3-letter domains, with a combined total of 8.5 million+ registrations. .UNO will be the second 3-letter domain under Radix after .FUN, which was acquired by Radix in H1 2017.

An Introduction of .UNO

.UNO means “one” in Spanish and resonates well with Spanish, Portuguese and Italian speaking communities. It is perfect for businesses that serve these communities. It was first operated by Dot Latin LLC and started about 5 years ago, but has struggled to grow. However, renewals appear to be somewhat strong, according to Radix standards, without having to rely on promotions or throwaway one-year registrations for growth. .UNO currently ranks 138 as of the time of writing among the new top-level domains with approximately 16.5K registrations. It peaked at about 22K about 3 years ago.

Radix Appears to be Very Excited With .UNO

Speaking about the acquisition, Sandeep Ramchandani, CEO, Radix, said, “We are excited to add .UNO to our portfolio which boasts of some of the most successful new extensions. As with our other TLDs, the idea is to invest in various marketing avenues to take .UNO to the market with our strong registrar network; specifically in geographies such as Latin America and Asia where there is an affinity to the string.”

It seems that Radix already has plans on how to market and promote .UNO. As it is the leading registry for new top-level domains, we are confident that it will be able to bring .UNO to new heights. Two of Radix’s most successful domains include .ONLINE and .SITE, each with over 1 million registrations, and we hope that .UNO can achieve the same success.

In case you do not know, Radix is the leading new top-level domains registry behind domain extensions like .ONLINE, .STORE, .TECH, .WEBSITE, .SPACE, .PRESS, .SITE, .HOST, .FUN and one re-purposed ccTLD, .PW. With the addition of .UNO, Radix will be officially offering 11 new top-level domains. As an accredited registrar of Radix, WebNIC offers .ONLINE, .STORE, .TECH, .WEBSITE, .SPACE, .PRESS, .SITE, .HOST and .PW. If you have any clients that operate businesses in these fields, it will be great to offer them the chance to brand themselves with these new top-level domains. The good news is, promotion is now ongoing for .ONLINE, .STORE, .TECH, .WEBSITE, .SPACE, .SITE and .HOST until 31 December 2019. Contact us to learn more details. Drop us an email at [email protected] or live chat with us!

About WebNIC

WebNIC is accredited registrar for ICANN, and various countries including Asia, Europe, America, Australasia, and Africa. With offices in Singapore, Malaysia, Korea, Indonesia and Taiwan, we serve 4,500+ active resellers over 70 countries. To join us and become a reseller, live chat with us or email us at [email protected]

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What .tech Domain Achieved in Just 4 Short Years

What .tech Domain Achieved in Just 4 Short Years

.tech turns 4 this year and it has been a great journey for this New generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD). It stands out and speaks for the tech communities from all around the world, be it tech brands, start-ups, communities, individuals, events or tech initiatives. It is the perfect domain name for all things tech. It helps to differentiate a tech start-up brand from the millions of brands worldwide.

The Success of .tech

Radix, the registry behind the .tech New gTLD, published information on the achievements of .tech, showing its success is unique and on a league of its own. Not a single New gTLD is able to accomplish what .tech has, and we are willing to bet that there will not be one. In case you are wondering, below is a list of the achievements:

  1. According to CrunchBase, at least 170 start-ups on .tech were able to secure $2 billion Venture Capital funding between 2017 to 2019, the highest amongst nTLDs. These start-ups come from various industries, including auto, crypto, mobility, energy etc. Some of the top start-ups that succeed in securing VC funds on .tech include Aurora.tech , Innoviz.tech and Flit.tech.
  2.  As of June 2019, data from CrunchBase also shows that start-ups are using more than 250 new TLDs and .tech is the most popular among them, used by 650+ start-ups.
  3. .tech is associated with 30+ Premium Strategic Partners and has a staggering community reach of 40M+ , including top partners GitHub (35M+ members), Learn to Code With Me (500K+ listeners) and famous web development instructor Rob Percival (1.2M+ students).
  4. Over 400+ events and hackathons have been supported by .tech, reaching 100K+ techies around the world. Notable events include Consumer Electronics Show (CES.tech), JazzCon (JazzCon.tech) and StanHacks (StanHacks.tech).
  5. Endorsed by 60+ tech thought leaders, using .tech for their websites. The combined social reach of these thought leaders are a staggering 10M+ followers. Top tech gurus using .tech include Austin Evans (austin-evans.tech) with 5M+ social reach, Edgar (DealSource.tech) with 1.8M+ social reach and Dom Esposito (Dom.tech) with 500K+ social reach, just to name a few.

Suman Das, Director of Brand Operations at Radix, said, “Since its launch, there has been a steady organic uptake across the tech industry with start-ups, small tech businesses, thought leaders, pioneers, and communities adopting .tech domain extension for branding their online presence.”.

It is clear that .tech is highly popular and resonates well with the tech communities worldwide. Its popularity further increased when industry big names such as CES (ces.tech), Intel (insight.tech), Viacom (viacom.tech) decided to use .tech for their websites. It has become the preferred domain for technology start-ups because it speaks out their identity. It is available, short, easily recallable and brandable. Tech start-ups have the perfect opportunity to showcase their determination to change the world with their pioneering tech ideas using .tech.

“Our primary focus has always been to ensure that .tech is presented as an enabler of tech and product innovation to the growing community of technology enthusiasts, and to increase awareness of not just .tech but also the new top-level domains industry on the whole”, Suman Das further added.

Radix performed independent market research back in June 2019 among tech professionals and tech students. The results were very positive, and that one in two respondents was aware of .tech domain extension. They also found out that attributes such as credibility, uniqueness, and suitability for tech businesses are strongly associated with .tech domain extension.

When asked about the future of .tech domain extension, Suman Das added, “We will continue with our efforts to amplify the visibility for .tech amongst the tech ecosystem. With high-impact partnerships and adoption across the spectrum, we wish to make .tech the most sought-after domain extension in the global tech industry.”

.tech is 4 years old now, and is one of the premier domain extensions offered by Radix, along with .online, .store, .tech, .website, .space, .press, .site, .host, .fun, .uno and one re-purposed ccTLD, .pw. The total number of domains managed by Radix has surpassed 5 million as of July 2019. Radix is one of the few registries that obtains a huge success with its range of domain offerings, and we are eager to see how the future of .tech success will be like.

WebNIC is proud to be an accredited registrar of Radix, offering .tech domain. If you are currently providing services to tech companies, .tech is perfectly suitable for them to use for their websites. The good news is, WebNIC is currently running a promotion for .tech. Our promotion period runs until 31 December 2019, in which you can get for $3.99 only! Hurry up and contact us to learn more details about .tech promotion. Drop us an email at [email protected] or live chat with us!

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