Google has been a big proponent of HTTPS adoption by marking HTTP sites as “Not secure” in Chrome. That successful push is now extending to Google Registry with a new educational that provides a good explainer of the importance of HTTPS. Meanwhile, Google is also hosting a website design contest with Pixel 3 prizes.

Since launch, HTTPS has been enabled by default on Google Registry domains like .page, .app, and .dev. A new provides a good layman’s overview of why HTTPS is important and how to stay safe when browsing the web. It is quite interactive, and something worth sharing as a tutorial to those that are less technologically savvy.

Visit to learn how to read a URL (to avoid phishing attacks) and the importance of a secure connection (especially when sharing sensitive info like credit cards and passwords).

Meanwhile, Google Registry is hosting a “best sites” contest through the end of next month. A .page, .app or .dev domain is required to be considered, with Google and WordPress partnering (since Safer Internet Day in February) to offer a 25% off promo code until the contest ends.

Nine winners will be selected based on their website’s user experience, user interface, originality, design and content clarity. Winners will receive a Pixel 3 phone or equivalent prize and the opportunity to be featured on one of Google Registry’s websites (, and

Google is accepting sites until April 30th, with the nine finalists receiving a Google Pixel 3. A tool at the bottom of lets you check if a domain is available, while the contest submission form is available below.

Google HTTPS website contest

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