- Sep 15, 2009
- Reaction score
- NameFind.com is operating on an expired SSL certificate issued by GoDaddy
- SSL certificate was valid from 11/30/2017 to 11/30/2020
- NameFind is running on WordPress
- The website should white-label or drop its insecure WordPress installation for its own platform
The website has been operating on an expired SSL certificate that was issued by GoDaddy to be valid between the dates of 11/30/2017 and 11/30/2020. It remains that way as of December 2, 2020.
One thing that can be observed is WordPress' logo as their favicon. This is the icon that is used for a browser's tab to its favorite bar and even as a desktop shortcut.
The favicon shows that the website isn't white-labeled, a practice that many companies—from small to large—do. It's even more apparent when
/wp-admin/is accessed to see the full WordPress logo on the administrative login page.
While NameFind works great as it only serves up names that are for sale outside of the site on Afternic, they need to still update the SSL certificate to ensure privacy is kept for those customers that still use their contact form. Furthermore, having a valid SSL certificate is used as a ranking signal. Therefore, NameFind, and potentially the parent company, GoDaddy, could begin to hurt with reduced sales if this is not addressed.
NameFind should also brand to either GoDaddy or NameFind and also secure its WordPress installation if hardening measures aren't already in place. Alternatively, they could even use their own lightweight platform.