Free GlobalSign SSL Certificate
Free SSL to the domain for all REG.RU customers!How to get a certificate
What is an SSL Certificate?
An SSL certificate (Secure Sockets Layer) confirms that the domain name has been verified by a certification center, which means that the data transmitted between the website and the visitor's browser is protected by encryption. This is a good way to demonstrate to the audience that you care about information security.
This increases user confidence and reduces the probability of getting to duplicate websites or other fraudulent resources. Search engines also prefer pages on the web with connected SSL, ranking them higher than those that do not have SSL. Therefore, the number of installed SSL certificates is growing every year around the world, and more and more users are paying attention to its presence.
SSL certificates differ in the set of options and the degree of validation upon issuance: DV — domain validation, OV — organization validation and EV — extended validation. Certificates can be paid or free. Herewith, free SSL has basic data encryption features.
SSL certificate from GlobalSign
A popular solution is an SSL certificate from GlobalSign. It is one of the oldest certification centers with millions of customers around the world. For many years GlobalSign and REG.RU have been giving everyone the opportunity to connect free SSL and protect their website data.
Why it is worth choosing a free SSL from GlobalSign?
A free SSL certificate from GlobalSign can be obtained together with a domain or hosting for a year — this time should be enough to start an Internet project, and as it grows, you can switch to a paid tariff plan. Customer data and other website information are guaranteed to be protected, as the GlobalSign solution has the main options:
Saving of time
Fast and clear procedure of issuance and installation of a certificate.
High level of protection due to the support of the main modern security standards on the Web, in particular the high level of encryption — 256 bit.
Supports 99% of gadgets, software and browsers — most user devices recognize an SSL certificate.
SSL is applicable not only to “www.domainname.com” domain format, but also to “domainname.com”.
Convenience of issuance
Automation of issuance and renewal of a certificate, if a package of services or at least hosting is in REG.RU.
The seal of the certification center (a picture with the logo of the certification center, which confirms that the website is verified).
Other Free SSL certificates
Among free SSL there are two popular solutions: certificates from Let's Encrypt and Cloudflare. However, during their installation and further work, there are a number of nuances that should be taken into account.
The project was created in 2015 to issue free SSL certificates to any user for 90 days (then they need to be renewed). The main advantages of Let's Encrypt SSL are that the protection extends to IDN domains and website subdomains. The disadvantages include support for not all the OSs and old browsers, as well as difficulties in terms of compatibility with some devices.
Herewith, the most significant disadvantage is the lack of a guarantee of the safety of the website data and the seal of trust (a picture with the logo of the certification center, which confirms that the website is verified). Also, Let's Encrypt does not have activity insurance, that is, in case of problems, this certification center will only limit itself to apologies.
The company specializes in DDoS protection and other IT solutions, including free SSL. Cloudflare certificates are issued for one year and support IDN domains and subdomain protection. However, the solution will not work with some OSs. Also one certificate is issued for 50 websites. Therefore, the certificate will protect not only your domain, but also several others, what can actually carry security risks. Cloudflare also does not have a seal of trust.
How to get an SSL certificate
Any user who already has a domain in REG.RU can receive a free annual SSL certificate from GlobalSign from the registrar's Personal account.
To get it, it is necessary to follow 2 simple steps:
1. Go to your domain name management or hosting/VPS management page.
2. On the domain management page, select the “Free SSL Certificate” section and click “Order”.
On the hosting management page, go to the “Operations” tab and click “Install SSL Certificate”.
Everything! Security of your website address is provided! Take the opportunity for protection at no additional cost!
To use the service for free, it is necessary to transfer the existing domain to REG.RU servicing.
Domain transfer is possible from any other domain name registrar.
To use the service for free, it is necessary to register a domain or hosting at REG.RU.
You can order the service or renew it in the personal account