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 21 % of the world's largest 485 websites.

Alexa Rank Website
4. China baidu.com
7. China qq.com
15. China sohu.com
17. China jd.com
21. China sina.com.cn
64. United States of America wikia.com
71. Indonesia tribunnews.com
78. United States of America espn.com
86. Cyprus cobalten.com
87. China detail.tmall.com
90. Viet Nam coccoc.com
91. China soso.com
93. China xinhuanet.com
96. China tianya.cn
100. China google.cn
119. United States of America roblox.com
121. Japan nicovideo.jp
122. Indonesia detik.com
123. United States of America bbc.com
124. China babytree.com
126. Japan rakuten.co.jp
135. United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland clearload.bid
140. Egypt speakol.com
149. China alibaba.com
167. China people.com.cn
170. United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland ladbible.com
186. China eastday.com
190. United States of America epital.gdn
192. China china.com.cn
196. China caijing.com.cn
201. Taiwan, Province of China ebc.net.tw
205. Egypt viralvideos.technology
212. China huanqiu.com
214. Canada diply.com
219. China 163.com
231. United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland dailymail.co.uk
235. China youdao.com
236. United States of America speedtest.net
244. India cl96rwprue.com
247. Taiwan, Province of China ltn.com.tw
251. Germany ebay-kleinanzeigen.de
254. China k618.cn
260. United States of America foxnews.com
262. United States of America myshopify.com
271. Taiwan, Province of China tvbs.com.tw
277. Argentina bles.com
280. India newsprofin.com
281. India dnckawxatc.com
294. India s9kkremkr0.com
297. India jf71qh5v14.com
299. India y1jxiqds7v.com
308. India myway.com
316. China chinadaily.com.cn
320. Indonesia nextoptim.com
323. Japan kakaku.com
326. United States of America gfycat.com
328. India hdfcbank.com
341. Egypt albawabhnews.com
342. United States of America sex.com
345. United States of America crptentry.com
347. France reverso.net
348. China baike.com
351. France leboncoin.fr
352. Japan livedoor.com
356. Mexico friv.com
357. India ethfw0370q.com
359. Taiwan, Province of China momoshop.com.tw
360. Japan doublepimp.com
364. United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland asos.com
365. China yao.tmall.com
368. United States of America op.gg
370. Turkey haber7.com
376. Turkey ensonhaber.com
377. China youku.com
381. China 17ok.com
383. Russian Federation sberbank.ru
387. China ifeng.com
392. Spain marca.com
396. United States of America doublepimpssl.com
399. United States of America rarbg.to
404. Japan livedoor.jp
407. India espncricinfo.com
413. Spain wordreference.com
414. China youth.cn
415. Saudi Arabia digitaldsp.com
419. United States of America 4chan.org
425. China huaban.com
430. India 1bcde.com
433. Japan dmm.co.jp
436. United States of America kissanime.ru
454. Sudan eskimi.com
455. Saudi Arabia subscene.com
458. China 51sole.com
459. India bitmedianetwork.com
461. India rediff.com
462. China ngacn.cc
470. China stockstar.com
476. China oeeee.com
483. Morocco kooora.com
485. Turkey hurriyet.com.tr

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 French Guiana GF 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 Jamaica JM 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 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 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