Marketplaces can now be secured with SSL, opening up the option to have secure landing pages.
Domain name landing page service Efty has added an SSL option for marketplaces.
Customers who park their domains with Efty landers and have a marketplace for their domains can add an SSL to the marketplace. Here’s an example of an Efty-powered marketplace.
This is important because the most popular browsers (including Chrome) now alert users if they are entering information in a form field on a site that is not secured with SSL.
Bringing SSL to individual domain name landers is a bit more complicated. It could be done with free certificates from Let’s Encrypt but some engineering would be involved.
Domain landing page services tend to get around this by hosting the form on a main domain name. For example, when a user submits an inquiry on a domain at Uniregistry, they are forwarded to a contact form on Uniregistry.com.
With the new SSL feature at Efty, the company also introduced an option to forward your domain names to the corresponding page on your marketplace. If you add SSL to your marketplace and activate the forwarding feature, your domain landers with forms will now resolve to a secure page.