ComodoCA Wildcard Certificates

Secure your main domain and an unlimited amount of subdomains with one certificate

DV Wildcard SSL Certificate

OV Wildcard SSL Certificate

About Wildcard SSL Certificates

Fast and Cost-Effective Solution to Secure Your Primary Domain and Unlimited Sub-Domains


ComodoCA SSL Wildcard SSL certificates allow you to secure the main domain and an unlimited number of sub-domains under the main domain. For example, www.yourwebsite.com, login.yourwebsite.com, mail.yourwebsite.com, etc. Wildcard SSL certificates offer full encryption for the subdomains, making them an affordable and effective solution for most websites. They are available in Domain Validated (DV) and Organizational Validated (OV) validation options.

BENEFITS OF COMODOCA WILDCARD SSL

  • Available in 1, 3, or 5-year durations
  • Secures the primary domain & unlimited subdomains with one certificate
  • Add additional subdomains without the need to reissue
  • Enables https and the padlock image
  • Fast issuance -DV minutes | OV 1-3 days
  • Unlimited server licensing
  • Compatible with all leading web and mobile browsers
  • Free 24/7/365 expert support in multiple languages
  • Provides the highest level of encryption
  • SSL certificate warranty - DV $500,000 | OV $1,000,000

Validation Requirements

DV SSL & OV SSL Wildcard Validation Requirements

All SSL certificates require some level of validation. The requirements are universal and ratified by the CA/Browser forum. It's important to know what to expect to ensure quick issuance of any SSL certificate. Being prepared at the time of purchase is the number one tip for quick and easy issuance and certificate installation. Select your certificate to the right to learn the steps to validation.

Domain Validated (DV) SSL certificates is the most basic and easiest to validate using a single step to verify the person or organization who owns the registered domain.

To complete the validation, the domain owner must prove that they own the domain that was submitted with the order.

The easiest and preferred method is completing the verification with email-based authentication. Using this preferred method, we will send an email to the WHOIS registrar email address asking you to verify that you purchased a DV certificate. Once you positively respond to our email, the requirement is considered satisfied and the certificate can be issued within minutes of a completed order.

As an alternative to the WHOIS registered email, we can send the authentication email to one of five pre-approved email addresses associated with the website domain. The five pre-approved addresses are:

  • Admin@name-of-site.com
  • Administrator@name-of-site.com
  • Webmaster@name-of-site.com
  • Hostmaster@name-of-site.com
  • Postmaster@name-of-site.com

If the email Domain Validation does not work for your particular situation, there are alternative methods.

  • File-Based Authentication – we will provide you with a text file that you will need to upload to the root directory of your website. We will then verify your website via HTTP or HTTPS.
  • CNAME-Based Authentication – we will provide you with two unique hash values (these are MD5 and SHA1). You, in turn, must enter them in your CNAME DNS record.

Organization validated or OV certificates require more validation than Domain Validated (DV) certificates, but provide more trust. With an OV certificate, we confirm the business associated with the domain name is registered and legitimate by checking details such as the business name, location, address, and incorporation or registration information. This makes the OV certificate a more suitable option for public-facing websites that represent companies or organizations. OV's are usually used by corporations, governments and other entities that want to provide an extra layer of confidence to theirwebsite visitors. OV requirements for an organization include:

  • Domain Ownership/Authentication
  • Organization Authentication
  • Locality Presence
  • Telephone Verification (Organization phone number found on an online database
  • Final Verification phone call

For legitimate organizations, this process goes smoothly and quickly. Remember, an OV certificate differentiate the legitimate businesses from the pretenders—including scammers and hackers.

OV certificate for an individual requires the identity and address is validated on the certificate. Individual identity is verified by the applicant providing one of the following documents:

  • Legible copy of a government-issued photo ID. Such as a valid driver's license, passport, military ID, or National ID
  • Copy of a recent major utility bill (i.e. power bill, water bill, etc.)
  • Copy of a bank or credit card statement

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