.SHOP Gets Free Branded SSL And Allows Whois Proxy/Privacy Services

dotSHOP gTLD logoRegistrants of .shop domain names will be able to take advantage of free SSL certificates for one year to secure their websites from late November. The option will enhance security for e-commerce providers and ensure their online customers are conducting secure and private transactions, as well enhanced security for websites.

“The ecommerce market has grown 20 percent year-over-year for the past five years and continues to expand, the new availability of such a recognizable and easy to remember domain will help ecommerce businesses build brand recognition, said GMO Registry CEO, Hiro Tsukahara. “Security for ecommerce sites is a must, .shop websites secured by GlobalSign SSL allow website operators to secure sensitive customer information and build trust. We are excited to support the encrypt everything movement by offering this free certificate service to .shop domain owners.”

And in another change, GMO Registry announced due to strong demand from registrars and end-users, they amended the .shop Registration Policy to allow the use of Whois Proxy/Privacy services as of 21 October.