Why No HTTPS?

HTTPS is now free, easy and increasingly ubiquitous. It's also now required if you don't want Google Chrome flagging the site as "Not secure". Yet still, many of the world's largest websites continue to serve content over unencrypted connections, putting users at risk even when no sensitive data is involved.

Following is a list of the world's top 100 websites by Alexa rank not automatically redirecting insecure requests to secure ones. You'll then find the top 50 sites by country underneath that. The data is driven by Scott Helme's nightly crawl and is explained in detail in the launch blog post for this project.


The World's Most Popular Websites Loaded Insecurely

Each of the following websites loads over an insecure connection without redirecting to a secure, encrypted connection. The 100 websites below represent 30 % of the world's largest 560 websites.

Alexa Rank Website
4. China baidu.com
14. China sohu.com
19. China sina.com.cn
53. Indonesia tribunnews.com
70. United States of America espn.com
79. China detail.tmall.com
82. United States of America wikia.com
84. China xinhuanet.com
87. Cyprus cobalten.com
91. Indonesia detik.com
92. China tianya.cn
95. China google.cn
98. United States of America bbc.com
122. Japan rakuten.co.jp
124. China soso.com
127. China babytree.com
152. India 4c7og3qcob.com
172. Brazil activetect.net
173. China china.com.cn
180. China huanqiu.com
184. China caijing.com.cn
186. China people.com.cn
196. China youku.com
206. China eastday.com
236. United States of America myshopify.com
237. China youdao.com
240. China 163.com
241. China rednet.cn
243. Saudi Arabia digitaldsp.com
244. United States of America crptentry.com
246. China ci123.com
253. United States of America varielcontentdelivery.info
256. Germany ebay-kleinanzeigen.de
257. Indonesia nextoptim.com
265. United States of America speedtest.net
280. China yy.com
285. France reverso.net
291. India jf71qh5v14.com
293. United States of America fandom.com
294. Japan doublepimp.com
300. China youth.cn
301. Taiwan, Province of China tvbs.com.tw
310. Indonesia grid.id
311. India naganoadigei.com
313. Taiwan, Province of China ltn.com.tw
327. Spain wordreference.com
329. China zol.com.cn
333. Russian Federation rutracker.org
341. United States of America chegg.com
342. Japan livedoor.com
344. Taiwan, Province of China momoshop.com.tw
345. United States of America op.gg
350. India myway.com
356. China jrj.com.cn
358. United States of America gfycat.com
360. Taiwan, Province of China ebc.net.tw
361. United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland ladbible.com
363. China baike.com
365. Iran, Islamic Republic of namnak.com
370. China yao.tmall.com
372. Japan dmm.co.jp
376. United States of America rarbg.to
386. China 17ok.com
396. Egypt elmogaz.com
397. India hdfcbank.com
398. Japan popcash.net
400. Japan kakaku.com
402. China huaban.com
405. Japan livedoor.jp
409. China ifeng.com
410. India uod2quk646.com
418. United States of America nba.com
419. United States of America kissanime.ru
427. Turkey ensonhaber.com
449. India news-speaker.com
450. Korea, Republic of namu.wiki
454. Russian Federation seasonvar.ru
459. United States of America taleo.net
466. China 51sole.com
475. Saudi Arabia subscene.com
476. China cqnews.net
477. United States of America doublepimpssl.com
478. India tutorialspoint.com
479. Egypt albawabhnews.com
484. India rediff.com
488. Mexico friv.com
500. Morocco kooora.com
503. United States of America patch.com
506. India i62e2b4mfy.com
507. United States of America mit.edu
512. India f5v1x3kgv5.com
516. India s9kkremkr0.com
520. Germany spiegel.de
521. United States of America ca.gov
527. Japan blog.jp
537. United States of America go.com
548. Angola carcc.net
558. United States of America vacaneedasap.com
559. United States of America hm.com
560. China ctrip.com

Reports by Country

Each of the following countries has a localised report of the top 50 websites not redirecting to secure connections.

United Arab Emirates AE Afghanistan AF Albania AL Armenia AM Angola AO Argentina AR Austria AT Australia AU Azerbaijan AZ Bosnia and Herzegovina BA Barbados BB Bangladesh BD Belgium BE Burkina Faso BF Bulgaria BG Bahrain BH Benin BJ Bermuda BM Brunei Darussalam BN Bolivia, Plurinational State of BO Brazil BR Bahamas BS Bhutan BT Botswana BW Belarus BY Canada CA Congo, the Democratic Republic of the CD Central African Republic CF Congo CG Switzerland CH Côte d'Ivoire CI Chile CL Cameroon CM China CN Colombia CO Costa Rica CR Cuba CU Cyprus CY Czechia CZ Germany DE Denmark DK Dominican Republic DO Algeria DZ Ecuador EC Estonia EE Egypt EG Eritrea ER Spain ES Ethiopia ET Finland FI Fiji FJ Faroe Islands FO France FR Gabon GA United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland GB Georgia GE Ghana GH Gibraltar GI Greenland GL Guinea GN Equatorial Guinea GQ Greece GR Guatemala GT Guyana GY Hong Kong HK Honduras HN Croatia HR Haiti HT Hungary HU Indonesia ID Ireland IE Israel IL Isle of Man IM India IN Iraq IQ Iran, Islamic Republic of IR Iceland IS Italy IT Jersey JE Jordan JO Japan JP Kenya KE Kyrgyzstan KG Cambodia KH Korea, Republic of KR Kuwait KW Cayman Islands KY Kazakhstan KZ Lao People's Democratic Republic LA Lebanon LB Liechtenstein LI Sri Lanka LK Lithuania LT Luxembourg LU Latvia LV Libya LY Morocco MA Moldova, Republic of MD Montenegro ME Madagascar MG Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of MK Mali ML Myanmar MM Mongolia MN Macao MO Mauritania MR Malta MT Mauritius MU Maldives MV Malawi MW Mexico MX Malaysia MY Mozambique MZ Namibia NA Niger NE Nigeria NG Nicaragua NI Netherlands NL Norway NO Nepal NP New Zealand NZ Oman OM Panama PA Peru PE Papua New Guinea PG Philippines PH Pakistan PK Poland PL Puerto Rico PR Palestine, State of PS Portugal PT Paraguay PY Qatar QA Réunion RE Romania RO Serbia RS Russian Federation RU Rwanda RW Saudi Arabia SA Sudan SD Sweden SE Singapore SG Slovenia SI Slovakia SK Sierra Leone SL Senegal SN Somalia SO Suriname SR El Salvador SV Syrian Arab Republic SY Chad TD Togo TG Thailand TH Tajikistan TJ Timor-Leste TL Turkmenistan TM Tunisia TN Turkey TR Trinidad and Tobago TT Taiwan, Province of China TW Tanzania, United Republic of TZ Ukraine UA Uganda UG United States of America US Uruguay UY Uzbekistan UZ Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of VE Viet Nam VN Samoa WS Yemen YE South Africa ZA Zambia ZM Zimbabwe ZW


Resources for Going HTTPS

If you're responsible for a website and aren't sure why HTTPS is important or would like resources to help make the transition, try these:

  1. Does My Site Need HTTPS?
  2. HTTPS Is Easy!
  3. Here's Why Your Static Website Needs HTTPS
  4. Is TLS Fast Yet?
  5. HTTP vs HTTPS Speed Test
  6. Understanding HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS)
  7. What Every Developer Must Know About HTTPS