bringing extra folks on-line securely


Posted by Ben Fried, VP, CIO, & Chief Domains Fanatic

Celebrating 100 of our favourite .app web sites. See the record right here.

A yr in the past, we launched .app, the primary open top-level area (TLD) with built-in safety by way of HSTS preloading. Since then, lots of of 1000’s of individuals have registered .app domains, and we need to take a second to have fun them.

Individuals are making extra web sites and apps than ever earlier than. A latest survey we carried out with The Harris Ballot discovered that almost half (48%) of U.S. respondents plan to create a web site within the close to future. And lots of people, particularly college students, are already constructing on the net. Over a 3rd (34%) of 16-24 yr olds who’ve already created a web site did so for a category undertaking.

Having a significant area identify helps college students flip their tasks into actuality. Take Ludwik Trammer, creator of, who stated: “The location began as a undertaking for my graduate Academic Expertise class at Georgia Tech. Getting the proper area gave me the preliminary push to show it into the actual deal (as an alternative of constructing a prototype, publishing a scientific paper on it, and forgetting it).”

Serving to creators launch their websites securely

With so many new creators, it’s important that everybody does their half to make the web safer. That’s why Google Registry designed .app to be safe by default, which means each web site on .app requires a HTTPS connection to make sure a safe connection to the web.

HTTPS helps preserve you and your web site guests secure from dangerous actors, who could exploit connections that aren’t safe by:

intercepting or altering the positioning’s content material

misdirecting site visitors

spying on open Wi-Fi networks

injecting advert malware or monitoring

“As a social utility, knowledge safety is paramount. As cyber assaults improve, the safety advantages a .app area brings was a key issue for us. We additionally consider .app area is considerably extra descriptive than a .com area, which means customers can discover us extra simply! All in all it was a no brainer for us switching to .app.”

-Daneh Westropp, Founder,

There’s nonetheless work to be achieved. One out of two folks don’t know the distinction between HTTP and HTTPS. Many main browsers (like Chrome) warn customers within the URL bar when content material is “not safe,” however there’s each web site creator nonetheless has a shared accountability to maintain their customers secure.

.App is yr in, and we’re comfortable to see so many individuals utilizing it to construct safe web sites and join with the world. You may learn extra tales from .app house owners right here and get your individual .app identify at If you happen to’re one of many thousands and thousands of individuals planning to construct a web site, we hope you’ll be part of us in making the web safer and take the steps to securely launch your web site.



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