If you don’t already know, if your website is not secure with SSL, most browsers will show a malicious website warning to site visitors AND Google will penalize search engine ranking.
The following should all resolve to a secure site:
But, they don’t. It’s really just a little .htaccess code that should be added to every site on Wine Direct.
I’m troubled that the Wine Direct team cannot resolve ALL versions of website domains to https://
Here’s their response to my email:
We operate a redirector server that redirects traffic from bare domains (AKA root domains) to their www counterpart. For example, redirecting requests from http://pinewines.com to http://www.pinewines.com. This server does not support HTTPS connections. For example, try this link: https://pinewines.com (Notice that this URL is using HTTPS). This link will always timeout and fail. Try http://pinewines.com instead. This is simply a limitation of our redirector. There is no plan to change this.
Every hosting company out there does this. Wine Direct needs to find a way to do this, too.