The domain name of this blog, basilsblog.com, is registered with Google Domains.
This blog is hosted by Google, via their Blogger platform.
I could register the domain elsewhere, and I could host it somewhere else, but Google's reliability and pricing are hard to beat.
One other thing that isn't directly blog related, but worth noting is that Google also has a Web browser that is quite popular, called Chrome.
Oh, and there's a thing called Google Search Console which offers tools that can be handy in checking out and improving your Website. You don't have to be hosted at Google to use Google Search Console.
Got all that? Good.
Now, that email I got from Google. It's from Google Search Console, actually. It said:
Starting October 2017, Chrome (version 62) will show a “NOT SECURE” warning when users enter text in a form on an HTTP page, and for all HTTP pages in Incognito mode.So, I it would be a good idea to enable https on the blog, right? Only...
The following URLs on your site include text input fields (such as
<input type="email">) that will trigger the new Chrome warning.
Warning: HTTPS is currently not available for custom domain blogs.Which means that, as long as I'm hosted at Google on their Blogger platform, and have my own domain name, I can't enable https.
So, all together, this means that Google is warning me that I don't have https enabled on my Website that they host and don't allow https for Websites like mine.
Catch-22? Maybe. Or maybe I need to move back to another platform and host for this little blog. Which I don't really want to do.
I can hardly wait to see what I decide.