Internet security and online safety starts with knowing who you are doing business with. HostedInTheUSA.com takes care of that very critical aspect. Protecting your brand’s reputation is paramount above all other things. Most consumers would be shocked and unhappy to know that they may be doing business with an American company but not on an American web site.
We certify that the website you are providing credit card numbers, bank account information and important personal data to is physically located here in the U.S.A. When a company or website owner wants to validate their website is indeed being hosted in the U.S.A., they go through a certification process where we identify the true origin of their web server. ‘If’ they pass the test and are found to be physically hosted here in America they can opt to subscribe to our service and we will provide them with a trust mark they place on their web page. The trust mark certifies that they have satisfied our criteria for being hosted in the U.S.A. and under the all encompassing jurisdiction of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and local and federal authorities.
The trust mark will remain on their website as long as they do not change or alter their Internet Protocol address (IP) or Domain Name Service records (DNS). A change in these records might indicate a change in where there website is being hosted and would require revalidation to ensure they have not moved their website outside of the United States. A daily scan of their website ensures that they comply with these guidelines. The trust mark is date stamped once-a-day to ensure the site is still hosted in the U.S.A.
If the website’s records cannot be verified with the secure profile they used to establish their trust mark; the trust mark will vanish from their website. It will re-appear after they update their IP and DNS records and re-certify they are still hosted in the U.S.A.
If you are wondering whether or not your or someone else’s website is hosted in the U.S.A., you can find out using the validation tool on the home page.