Why Are Their Changes in who is?

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at redhat.com
Tue Feb 6 15:50:15 UTC 2018

Slightly different point, but I wanted to comment on Let's Encrypt,
because the cli tool, certbot, is a joy to use, imo.

If you don't yet have keys, certbot is the way to get them. Let's
Encrypt's documentation is quite good.

Also, if you have multiple subdomains, they're releasing wild card
subdomain support later this month.


Linux for blind general discussion writes:
> On February  5, 2018, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
> > sites which weren't secure might be blocked or not have good search
> > results.
> For similar content, Google does now (I believe) rank HTTPS traffic
> above non-HTTPS traffic in search results.  For precise terms that
> identify your page, I imagine it won't be too bad.
> If you own your domain-name and its associated IP address, you should
> be able to use Let's Encrypt to get a free domain-validation
> certificate for purposes of encrypting.  There are some tools/scripts
> that make this pretty easy.  It becomes a little more complex if it's
> a shared host, in which case they need to support "SNI" ("Server Name
> Identification") as part of the SSL/TLS handshake.  Older IE (like
> version 8 or something pretty ancient) doesn't play well with SNI, but
> most other browsers of a reasonable vintage should be just fine.
> Some hosts want to up-charge you for SSL, but that's kinda skeevy
> since a well-configured system should be able to give it to you for
> free.
> > whois followed by the site only shows the registrar, not an owner.
> Depends on which site you check (not the version of `whois`) and who
> the registrar is.
> In some cases, people want this as a privacy feature.  In other
> cases, shady registrars will register your domain under their domain,
> preventing you from leaving because your registrar is listed as the
> technical contact.  If it's your own site and you want your info
> available, your registrar really should be showing your info.  If
> it's someone else's site, it's their prerogative whether to obscure
> the contact info.
> -tim
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Janina Sajka

Linux Foundation Fellow
Executive Chair, Accessibility Workgroup:	http://a11y.org

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
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