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 23 % of the world's largest 435 websites.

Alexa Rank Website
4. China baidu.com
6. China qq.com
14. China sohu.com
15. China jd.com
17. China sina.com.cn
40. United States of America wikia.com
42. United States of America t.co
67. Indonesia tribunnews.com
74. China soso.com
92. China detail.tmall.com
96. United States of America roblox.com
97. Viet Nam coccoc.com
99. China tianya.cn
102. Japan nicovideo.jp
103. China xinhuanet.com
106. China gmw.cn
109. United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland clearload.bid
110. United States of America bbc.com
125. China babytree.com
129. Egypt speakol.com
131. United States of America espn.com
134. Indonesia detik.com
142. China google.cn
160. United States of America glorinlost.rocks
179. United States of America crptentry.com
186. China people.com.cn
193. China caijing.com.cn
194. China china.com.cn
195. India newsprofin.com
196. United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland dailymail.co.uk
199. United States of America speedtest.net
201. Egypt elfagr.com
202. Taiwan, Province of China ebc.net.tw
205. China alibaba.com
220. China 163.com
224. Canada diply.com
225. Indonesia nextoptim.com
227. India jf71qh5v14.com
239. Germany ebay-kleinanzeigen.de
247. Russian Federation rutracker.org
248. Argentina bles.com
254. Japan dmm.co.jp
261. United States of America foxnews.com
264. India myway.com
268. China baike.com
271. China huanqiu.com
272. United States of America kissanime.ru
274. Mexico friv.com
277. India uod2quk646.com
281. United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland ladbible.com
283. China eastday.com
287. China ci123.com
288. Mexico ouo.io
291. United States of America op.gg
292. United States of America rarbg.to
293. China rednet.cn
294. Japan kakaku.com
295. Iran, Islamic Republic of varzesh3.com
296. Taiwan, Province of China ltn.com.tw
304. United States of America getyesappz1.com
305. China yy.com
307. United States of America wowhead.com
309. China yao.tmall.com
313. Egypt albawabhnews.com
314. India mmoframes.com
315. United States of America gsjhehtqvin.com
318. United States of America spotscenered.info
329. Taiwan, Province of China momoshop.com.tw
331. India hibids10.com
332. United States of America 4chan.org
335. Russian Federation sberbank.ru
336. United States of America doublepimpssl.com
340. India nextlnk1.com
341. United States of America myshopify.com
342. Saudi Arabia subscene.com
343. United States of America sex.com
349. Japan livedoor.jp
354. China chinadaily.com.cn
355. China youdao.com
358. Turkey haber7.com
364. China youku.com
366. Philippines abs-cbn.com
370. Taiwan, Province of China bldaily.com
372. United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland asos.com
377. Turkey ensonhaber.com
381. China youth.cn
388. Japan livedoor.com
389. Mexico perfecttoolmedia.com
390. Japan doublepimp.com
392. India 1bcde.com
399. Taiwan, Province of China tvbs.com.tw
404. China 17ok.com
410. India oload.download
413. China zol.com.cn
420. China 51sole.com
425. Taiwan, Province of China eyny.com
426. China jrj.com.cn
427. France reverso.net
430. China ngacn.cc
435. France free.fr

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 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 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 India IN Iraq IQ Iran, Islamic Republic of IR Iceland IS Italy IT Jamaica JM Jordan JO Japan JP Kenya KE Kyrgyzstan KG Cambodia KH Korea, Republic of KR Kuwait KW Cayman Islands KY Kazakhstan KZ Lebanon LB Liechtenstein LI Sri Lanka LK Liberia LR 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 French Polynesia PF 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 Vanuatu VU 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