HTTPS for site or business as well?


GoDaddy is offering HTTPS for:

  1. Domain Name
  2. Domain Name and Business Organisation

Should I go for option 2 to show my business is secure?

Or is it not worth spending the extra money to protect more than just the domain name.

Sorry, but I don’t understand the question.

https is a protocol used for connecting securely to a website. I’m not at all clear how it could “protect” either a domain name or a business organisation. Perhaps you could explain in more detail?

If you go to

you will see “validates organisation” as an option on the more expensive packages. (look at the comparison table)

I am not sure whether it is worth paying extra for it though?

Well, only you can make that decision, because only you have the full information about your site. GoDaddy explains the various options; you need to decide which best fits your needs. Are you taking payments on the site? Or are you simply asking folk to sign up for a newsletter?

For E-commerce sites, an SSL Certificate is a must, and is required for anyone accepting payment card data. Generally any website which accepts sensitive information should use an SSL Certificate.

You might want to have a look at that page; it has less detail than the GoDaddy page, but provides an easier-to-grasp overview, IMHO.

If your business is really in secure sector then you can spend extra money for HTTPS. But if your business is just like ordinary business type then dont invest extra money for domain.

Option 1 (DV SSL) is enough to show your site is secure. You go for OV SSL (option 2) only if you think visitors will bother viewing your ssl certification and when they do, seeing your business’ name will provide assurance that… well your business exists and that’s its real name.

DV ssl has no identifying information, but most people don’t even know what to look out for. If the padlock’s there, it’s good enough security to them even when it’s NOT.

If you have an ecommerce site, getting https for your site is only the basic. There’s more you need to do like meeting pci requirements, preventing price manipulation hacks etc

1 Like

Exactly this. As long as you have SSL protection of some kind, it shouldn’t matter all too much. The exception would be if you’re an online retailer, in which case I’d recommend it if you can possibly afford the expense.

I have heard of Caveat emptor before, but I admit I’m astounded that not only would someone suggest intentional fraudulent practice but that another would actually agree.

I certainly hope I’m misunderstanding something here.

This topic was automatically closed 91 days after the last reply. New replies are no longer allowed.