International domain name


#1

If I wanted to get a dot com domain. Would it be better to buy directly overseas at a place like namecheap or buy it locally?


#2

You can buy it locally or internationally and then just point it to whereever you’d like to point it.


#3

We buy our dot com domains locally. Its really easy


#4

I use GoDaddy for both domain registration and SSL certificates


#5

Do you really need to buy them though? I guess for EV or OV certs you need a proper CA, but for DV? Wouldn’t something like Lets Encrypt suffice? That’s what I use for most API subdomains anyway…


#6

Let’s Encrypt is good enough for DV, but if you dig into serious compliance and especially when you start touching PCI it just becomes easier to use a highly trusted CA issuer.

Another issue with DV is that it is easier to get, with a bit of ingenuity you can probably even get a cert for MEW.