Basic SSL Info

When buying a GeoTrust, RapidSSL, or COMODO certificate, SSL Certificates for www.example.com will also secure example.com. Using any other sub-domains will only secure that exact domain.

When purchasing a VeriSign certificate forwww.example.com or any other sub-domain combination, that purchase will only cover that single subdomain and not the root domain (example.com).

You must specify the exact sub-domain when generating your CSR. Once a certificate has been issued, the domain cannot be changed

There are three types of Validation used depending on the type of SSL Certificate that you purchased:  Domain Validation, Organization Validation, and Extended Validation.  The level and process for validation are listed below:

  1. DV – Domain validation: 1 – 2 Business Days
  2. OV – Organization validation: 1 – 2 Business Days
  3. EV – Extended Validation: 1 to 10 Business Days
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