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What is a Fully Qualified Domain Name?

A Fully Qualified Domain Name is also called the 'Domain Name' or 'Common Name'.

During the create of a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) you are asked for the 'Domain Name' or 'Common Name'.

As an example, if you wish your secure area to be then the 'Domain Name' or 'Common Name' is

As you can see, the 'Domain Name' or 'Common Name' does not include the 'https://' or the '/paymentpage.html'. Click to know what the https protocol is.

So, when a Fully Qualified Domain Name is requested it means the entire domain name, as in the example,

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