“It is a phishing method it has used to get Amazon to certify it.”
False #47: it’s just the formatting of the domain. The certification is completely valid when you assess the actual certificate
“It has certified its own HTTPS”
False #48: you can have a certificate certify itself - but that shows up in the certificate as the certifying authority would be itself - this certificate clearly shows it’s been certified by amazon.
“via some means it has purchased on Amazon.”
False #49: You can only purchase a certificate for your domain: and the fact that they own a “*.debate.org” domain certificate, and own the “debate.org” domain - there’s literally nothing wrong with the certificate
“The domain of the HTTPS certificate is apparently owned by and unique to debate.org itself. That is why both Firefox and Chrome are noticing it.”
: they are noticing it because “debate.org” does not match the expression “*.debate.org” (but www.debate.org
False #51: No it doesn’t. Your browser would be the thing doing the redirection, and it wouldn’t be instantaneous. You can also pull only the page source from debate.org via non-browser means and it shows the plane old site.
“If you visit pages on DDO (not the main site itself) from google searches or via some links on it, it will actually try redirecting you elsewhere than DDO but then back onto the real page.”
False #52: nope, again the site doesn’t redirect you - your browser does - it isn’t instantaneous and you would be able to tell.
You’re possibly confused with the information about external look ups. Debate.org will report its looking up other external servers and transferring information - this is what happens when you load ads.
“There is something very shady going on and the anonymous owners of DDO are clearly in on it.”
False: #53: again, no. This is just a trivial issue with expressions.