Apps make the mobile world go ‘round, and now they have a special secure home on the web: the .APP domain.
The crucial feature of .APP is that .APP domain names only work with Secure HTTPS. So your users know at a glance that yours is a domain name they can trust.
You can use your .APP name to showcase a unique and trustworthy destination, as a relevant download link, for deep-linking, or for sharing screenshots, release notes, and reviews. Get your .APP domain now to start sharing your app with the world.
.APP is a more secure domain, meaning that HTTPS (Encrypted Browsing) is required for all .APP websites.
The entire .APP domain is encrypted-by-default because the entire .APP domain space has been added to the HSTS Preload list. This means that Chrome and other modern browsers will not load a .APP domain name unless it served over HTTPS.
You can buy your .APP domain name now, but in order for it to work properly in browsers you must first configure it with a Digital Certificate.
.APP for Security and Trust
Yes, you can lock this domain extension at the registry level for greater security. The Blacknight Registry Lock Service allows domain holders to request registry-level protection for their domain names and / or hosts. Registry Lock sets specific status codes on domain names and / or hosts, to prevent malicious or inadvertent modifications, deletions and transfers. It’s like locking your doors and windows before going to bed at night. Your domain is one of the most valuable business assets you own – protect it from fraud with Registry Lock from Blacknight. Learn more about Blacknight Registry Lock here.
No! Anyone can register a .APP domain and use it for whatever they want. However, you must host the .APP website on HTTPS or it will not work. This extra layer of security will keep your users and customers secure. Blacknight can set you up with the right SSL certificate to make sure you comply.
The .APP top-level domain is included on the HSTS preload list, making HTTPS required on all connections to .app websites — no individual HSTS registration or configuration required. The result is built-in web security for you and your users.
.APP is owned by Google, and it’s part of their campaign to make the web more secure. The entire .APP namespace has been added to the HSTS Preload list, which is used by Chrome and other modern web browsers to validate the security of domain names. Modern browsers will not load domain names on the list unless they are properly configured with HTTPS.
HSTS stands for HTTP Strict Transport Security. This is a list of sites that are hardcoded into Chrome as being HTTPS only.