The VBArtistry.COM website may be navigated using either
vbartistry.com or www.vbartistry.com addresses, links, and pages. With
either form of addressing you are in the VBArtistry.COM domain and website.
However, our identity certification and authentication is tied specifically
and exclusively to
www.vbartistry.com. This is standard practice. If your browser reports a
certificate error when trying to visit a secure (https) page without using
www, this is the reason.
For example, click the following link. If you are using Internet Explorer 6
or 7 (recommended), and depending on your security settings, you may receive
a notification that "there is a problem with this website's security
certificate," that "the security certificate presented by this website was
issued for a different website's address."
However, clicking "More information" on that warning page (IE7) and adding
www, clicking "Continue to this website" and then the second link below, or viewing
the certificate, you see the www.vbartistry.com registration, confirming
identity authentication. To avoid the browser alert and insure a secure
connection, use instead www addresses:
page—apparent certificate error in absence of www)
/website.htm (Same page—all
OK with www)
See Amazon, left, for an example of this behavior with a well-known and
highly reputable website. Try this also with other sites you know, such as
Microsoft and Google.
See more on SSL certificates, below-left.
SSL: Your Key to
Website authenticated, certificated, and secured