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SSL Certificate Basics

Last Updated: May 08, 2017

SSL, short for secure socket layer, creates an encrypted connection between your web server and your visitors' web browser. This allows for private information like credit card details to transmit without eavesdropping, data tampering, or message forgery.If a site is using an SSL certificate, web browsers will usually indicat it with a padlock icon or occasionally a green address bar.

Millions of online businesses use SSL certificates to secure their websites and allow their customers to place trust in them. Purchasing a Name.com SSL certificate can validate your business website and studies show that the use of SSL certificates can increase website conversions by 26%.

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