Is it necessary to have a site answer on HTTPS non-www? Do visitors go there?
Background on why I am asking: I have a client which have bought a new multi-domain certificate for their website. It includes the
www.example version for multiple different TLDs. The certificate does not include the domains without www so the site won't be accessible without www if the request is on HTTPS.
I have recommended the client to buy a new certificate that include the non-www domain addresses as well but they are hesitant to do so. A new certificate including twice as many domains will cost them quite a lot of money. Free certificates using Let's Encrypt is unfortunately not an option on their server.
- They have been online for 10+ years.
- They've been using HTTPS for both www and non-www before.
- The site has had redirection from non-www to www.
- They don't appear to have any important external links on HTTPS non-www.