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Old 26th September 2018
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The simple reason is that when I started this site in 2008, I didn't have a lot of money, and paying for the domain and hosting was already comparatively expensive at the time, so a SSL cert was a bit too much.

From memory, I think I set up some CACert stuff back in the day. Or maybe I did eventually get a mainstream certificate. I don't recall.

I handed stuff over a few years ago, and haven't been very active since. I'm not even sure who manages things now.

I'm not sure if it's really worth setting up, given the low level of activity these days.
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