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International signup is a bit more complicated as the cards are required to be run manually at the moment. I might be able to work out a new system for that, but at the moment that's how my processor works.

It's not any different from your end, but you may have to wait a few hours as sometimes signups/renewals happen on your time which is when I might be in bed. Plus there is an extra hoop to jump through having to do with security and https.

If you know how to add security exceptions:

Secure International Signup Form

Otherwise, please read the following to learn how to add a security exception (and more info)

To securely submit your CC information for manual processing, you'll have to accept a 'security exception' to your browsers certificates. On my server I have a 'self-signed' security certificate. For many security certificates, these are given out by other entities after 'confirming' who you are. These cost money to have issued and if you're running a 'real' business, then you want to have it. These certificates also allow you to encrypt your connection (allowing https instead of just http) to my server which means nobody else can snoop in on the 'conversation' and sniff out your credit card information.

To accept a security exception (we'll use Firefox as an example) after clicking the link to signup, other browsers will be similar:
(note, MS Edge in Win10 gives you a warning but will allow you to continue)
(note, MS Internet Explorer gives you a warning but will allow you to continue)
(note, Chrome will give warnings but allow you to continue)

  • You'll get a page looking like this where it says "Your connection is not secure" and it has blocked the connection to the server. On the bottom right it says 'Go Back' or 'Advanced'. Click 'Advanced'.
  • After clicking Advanced, it will give you more information on what's going on and allow you to add a security exception. Click 'Add Exception'.
  • Here's where you can add the exception. You'll be given more information on the certificate and why it wasn't trusted. To be honest, if you trust the person's site you're visiting, there's nothing wrong with adding a security exception. A criminal can just as easily create a phony site, and get a 'real' certificate from a trusted authority (like Network Solutions, etc) for a nominal fee, so I wonder if this is a racket to scare website owners into paying up extra money. The true need of a security certificate is to provide a digital server signature so that the information can be encrypted in flight so it can ONLY be read between the two people in the conversation, not people sniffing around routers and such where they're not supposed to be. Enough of that I guess. Click 'Add Exception'.
  • That's it, your browser will now forward you to the secured page. Here's the information on the encryption, as you can see, it's a pretty hefty protocol - I don't mess around with not keeping my security up to date.

    If you are ok with doing this, click the link to go to the secure signup page:

    Secure signup Form

    Just as an addendum, while I do understand that there are issues sometimes with self-signed security certificates, the chances of having issues with that really are pretty small. The whole point on security is that if you're careful what you're typing in, going to the right site, and the connection is encrypted (which it is!) then you'll be fine. Marking a site as 'dangerous' because a website owner hasn't paid the fee for someone else to (cough cough) 'verify' the site is 'legitimate' is more of an extortion racket than anything. Yes, there are some people out there (elderly, very young) who might be a bit naive and it might help those people, but eventually it hits a point where those who are suckers will continue to fall for the same shit over, and over, and over again.

    All the 'security' in the world won't help them.

    Ok, rant over.

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