Eligibility requirements for .phd
.phd domain names are an encrypted-by-default TLD by virtue of being inscribed in the HSTS Preload list. As such, websites hosted on .phd will not load on modern browsers unless they are served over HTTPS (ie. with an SSL certificate).
Before a .phd domain name will resolve in browsers an SSL certificate will need to be installed. You can purchase applicable SSL certificates through the Synergy Wholesale management system or alternatively if you purchase a web-hosting page through Synergy Wholesale you will be provided with an SSL certificate through Auto SSL automatically.
In the event that you purchase an SSL certificate through an external provider and require this to be installed onto a Synergy Wholesale hosting service please contact our technical support team for assistance with installation.