A domain name is your web address, the URL of your website and the basis for your e-mail addresses.
Get your website, web store or application online using our reliable and fast hosting.
Create a website or web store you will be proud of by yourself.
Work online without any problems thanks to your mailbox, the Office Suite, etc.
Powerful solutions to keep your website, shop or app online.
Tailored IT advice to improve your business and make it more successful. Whatever your needs, we will always find a suitable solution. From €199 per month.
Take advantage of being a Combell partner.
A better protection of e-commerce users automatically leads to more confidence from these users, and therefore also to more purchases of both physical and digital goods. Through targeted audits, the EU intends to impose this protection.
The European Commission regularly organises a “sweep”, i.e. an audit where websites chosen at random in a certain sector are scrutinized. These audits are conducted to ensure that websites fully comply with the rules of the consumer protection regulations. When he fails to comply with these rules, the owner of the website is contacted and notified about the glitch. If no reaction is received within the set time, a penalty can be charged.
In June 2012, the EC held a “Digital Content Sweep” aimed at websites from the 26 member states of the EU, Norway and Iceland. This time, the focus was on websites that sell music and online games. 330 sites, which all together represent a large part of the market, were audited. 172 of them did not play the game by the rules, and their owners were contacted. In the meantime, 116 of them have taken steps to comply with the rules, and for 49 of them, further procedures followed. However, the action produced great results: now, 80% of the websites that were originally audited comply with the rules of the European legislation, while the result was barely over 50% during the audit.
What aspects does the EU check? And, by extension, what should you consider when your website sells digital content? Audits conducted by the EC usually revealed compliance issues related to the following aspects:
If you sell digital content online, you really should make sure that your website complies with these rules!
To increase the security of HTTPS connections, SSL certificates will be for a shorter duration: from now on, they will have a maximum validity of 1 year. How does that...
If you have a website that allows you to receive payments online and this has sometimes failed to work properly for your users over the last few weeks, it could...
Have you opted for dedicated server hardware on account of security or performance? That is possible, of course. It actually used to be the standard in the small world of...
© 1999 - 2021 Combell nv.All prices exclude VAT.
| General conditions