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George Ilias

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Hi everyone, I want to buy a .dev domain for my site and i want to know if yay.com is good because its giving ssl with domain.

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Antony Garand

Ssl is free with let’s encrypt for everyone, so it’s not much of a selling point.

I would stick with a more popular and known registrar, such as google domains or namecheap

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Morado

also, a .dev domain is cheaper with google ($12/year)

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George Ilias Author

Let's encrypt is free but its secure?

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Antony Garand

Of course it is, it uses the same encryption mechanism as every other certificate (tls)

Having a certificate will only allow your website to communicate in an encrypted channel with the visitor, ensuring there is no spoofing or mitm attacks.

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George Ilias Author

Ok i got it now

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George Ilias Author • Edited

Though I just saw this. Can you explain to me why it's not good for these cases?

thepracticaldev.s3.amazonaws.com/i...

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Antony Garand

This is an advertisement for someone trying to sell you an EV certificate, which are quite expensive. They don't provide more value and plenty of websites don't use one and are doing great.

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George Ilias Author

Becouse everyone said to me the free ssls arent that good

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jappyjan

Some time ago browser did differentiate between "cheap" and paid certificate by showing the name of the related company in the URL bar if u use a paid one... Back in those days, this was recognized as a sign of trust. Nowadays browsers don't show this anymore and there is no longer any reason to pay for a certificate.

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George Ilias Author

Oh I see thank you

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Antony Garand

Jappyjan is talking about EV certificates which definitely still exist, but their value is still debatable.
Troy hunt made a good post on the subject.

Overall, don't buy a certificate, specially not an EV one.

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Mehmet Duyar

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