Kids Search does not make any money through on sight advertisements, our entire funding is from donations and grants. Creating a great website and maintaining has costs involved, that is why we really need donations to keep it going. Most of our webmaster staff is from volunteers but other parts of the operation do require funding. To help our users and those interested in donating we have outlined what the expenses are below.
Pays back interest and original investment to start the website.
Pays for the dedicated webhosting service.
Renews this domain each year through the domain register and also includes ICANN fees.
Technical support for onsite services dealing with server hardware maintenance.
Secure Socket Layer Certification
Yearly fee to support Secure Socket Layer Certification (SSL) or the https security and privacy encryption when using the website.
We utilize several licensed programs, artwork and resources on the site. This goes to a pool to pay all licenses even though they may recur on a monthly , quarterly or yearly bases.