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Google search and SSL Certificates

Post by Telnic on Tue 30 Dec 2014, 7:38 pm

tony mayo09-02-2014 09:57 PM




Google search and SSL Certificates
 
Google has announced in a post that it is going to start ranking sites with SSL Certificates higher.

I am wondering how all this will affect .tel.

From my understanding, the .tel domain has 2048-bit encryption. 

Is that the same as the SSL Certificates Google is seeking?

If not will Telnic consider updating to new standard?

ntervu09-03-2014 09:22 AM




Tony...

Good question.

If you type https://www.telpowered.tel or any .tel into the url starting out with https://.... the domain does not resolve. This indicates that the domain itself is redirected from a Redirector server which in this case is:https://a1.webproxy.nic.tel/lookup/telpowered.tel (https://a1.webproxy.nic.tel/lookup/).

The redirector server on a1.webproxy.nic.tel has a Class 3 security certificate issued by Verisign that contains 128Bit Encryption using a TLS 1.0.

So to answer your question, .Tel domains are viewed as "Parked or Redirected" so individually will no have security.

On the flip side, security on the Nic side indicates that the data transmission is secure through the Redirector which provides access to and from our Data.

128 Bit encryption is standard on most sites and browsers these days. An update to at least 1024 with TLS 1.2 would seem to be the next step.

In the end, it does not appear that Google will see .Tel sites any different than they are now due to being Parked or Redirected. This is the same for both Pro .Tel and TN domains.

Hope this helps.

Thanks

Dan Prather
www.danprather.tel

tony mayo09-03-2014 09:45 AM




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Originally Posted by ntervu (Post 28079)
Tony...

Good question.

If you type https://www.telpowered.tel or any .tel into the url starting out with https://.... the domain does not resolve. This indicates that the domain itself is redirected from a Redirector server which in this case is:https://a1.webproxy.nic.tel/lookup/telpowered.tel (https://a1.webproxy.nic.tel/lookup/).

The redirector server on a1.webproxy.nic.tel has a Class 3 security certificate issued by Verisign that contains 128Bit Encryption using a TLS 1.0.

So to answer your question, .Tel domains are viewed as "Parked or Redirected" so individually will no have security.

On the flip side, security on the Nic side indicates that the data transmission is secure through the Redirector which provides access to and from our Data.

128 Bit encryption is standard on most sites and browsers these days. An update to at least 1024 with TLS 1.2 would seem to be the next step.

In the end, it does not appear that Google will see .Tel sites any different than they are now due to being Parked or Redirected. This is the same for both Pro .Tel and TN domains.

Hope this helps.

Thanks

Dan Prather
www.danprather.tel



[size]
Dan,

Thanks for your comprehensive and helpful reply.

So it seems possible that .tel domains may already be viewed as 'safe' by Google because, as you point out, "the data transmission is secure through the Redirector which provides access to and from our Data". 

If that is the case, (and we have no way of knowing for sure) it is good news for .tel domain developers as Google starts giving SSL Certificates a bigger priority in search rankings.

All we need now is for Telnic to consider updating to 1024 with TLS 1.2.[/size]

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