Has anyone else notices that when you go into your Godaddy account, your domain names now have a value attached to them? Godaddy started using algorithms to calculate a value to the domain names in your account.
This is because Godaddy hopes you will sell your domain name using their partner site called Afternic and there is a lot of money in buying and selling domain names.
But, does it make sense to use an algorithm to find a value for domain names?
An algorithm is a process or set of rules to be followed in calculations or other problem-solving operations, especially by a computer.
So, by definition, an algorithm could be used to solve the problem of finding a value to a domain name. However, using this system of evaluation is being used to push people into a system of buying and selling their domain names by giving them a false sense of value.
Godaddy knows they are giving a false value to their domain names.
The proof is that Godaddy continues to sell “appraisals” to evaluate domain names.
If your domain names need to be “appraised” then what is the value already attached by Godaddy? Yeah, like I said, “A false value.”
Companies spend millions of dollars establishing a brand name and marketing their product’s name. Individual names not violating trademarking need to be appraised to estimate a value. Using a ‘formula’ to find a false value for a domain name does absolutely nothing but lead a customer into believing their domain name is more valuable then reasonably it can be sold.
This is an example of how large internet companies are misleading the public.
SSL Security Certificates VS. “Security Fraud.”
Possibly inside trading.
Companies now selling SSL Security Certificates advertise on Google. Google benefits financially when these new companies pay for advertisement on Google. Does Google own or control these companies and their growth in capital by accepting and ranking the ads at a cost? And does that growth in capital benefit with more capital to Google?
2016 Google enacted a new policy on SSL Security Certificates.
SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is the standard security technology for establishing an ‘encrypted link between a web server and a browser.’
This link ensures that all data passed between the web server and browsers remain “Private and Integral.”
The big hype reason for SSL is to assure security during transactions, specifically credit card transactions and personal information.
You can see the policy at work by looking to the top left of your URL. There you will see either a lock with the word “secure” or a circle with an ‘i’ in the middle, for “insecure.”
It’s a wonderful idea, but here is the truth of what is happening:
Large internet companies that have domain name owners who are affiliates are now requiring the affiliates to pay for the SSL certificate fees; and then telling affiliates to put their personal name and address on the certificate; except for the e mail address.
For the e mail address, the domain name affiliate is told to put the large internet company’s e mail address in the certificate area where the domain name owner’s e mail address should go.
Some large internet companies suggest putting the name of the large internet company as the administrator. The administrator is the administrator for a domain name and not a web site.
This passes off both the expense of the SSL certificate and the responsibility for any problems associated with the credit card transaction to the domain name affiliate.
However, at no time is the domain name ‘affiliate’ accepting the credit cards, or receiving any personal information.
When there is a problem with a transaction, the responsible party has now become “The Domain Name Affiliate.”
When a domain name owner simply forwards their domain name to a template affiliate site created by the large internet company that accepts credit cards and personal information, the domain name affiliate has now become the responsible party for transactions and personal information gathered by the large internet company.
The large internet company name and address that took the credit card transaction is not given and is not encrypted on the SSL certificate.
The affiliate’s name and information is encrypted and only the e mail address of the large internet company conducting the transaction is given as ‘certified’ security.
This policy is causing major dis-information on the internet and creating more security problems with personal information and credit card numbers.
Large companies are being hacked. Most recently a credit scoring company that gathered social security numbers and credit card numbers of 124 million users
and on this date that companies URL still reads that it is “secure.”
So, what good is the SSL certificate of encrypting information from web server and browser if the information is wrong and/or scrambled by crackers?
Many hackers are what is known as ‘crackers.’ They claim their ‘cracking hacking’
is a joke and they scramble the information of large internet companies;
and the large internet companies don’t realize they have been ‘cracked’ for months, sometimes years. It’s a type of attack and very popular.
The large internet company is cracked and hacked and all the information is taken and scrambled even when the web site reads that it is secure!
At the time of Googles policy change of June 2016, SSL certificates were issued by respected and well known domain name companies for a fee of approximately $37 per year. At the time of this writing (14 months later) several new pop up companies are issuing SSL certificates for only $4.99 and they are advertising themselves on Google.
Dis-information violates Icann and most large internet company’s information system policies and yet, the large internet companies are telling domain name owners who are affiliates to break the large internet company’s own policies and the policies of Icann
to “YIELD”to Google.
What is it called if Google and affiliates
are selling SSL certificates and SSL certificate companies?
Copyright 2000 Peggy L. Pinhey, accredit Sociologist, Cal Poly Tech University.