Multi-domain certificates are available in all three validation types: Domain Validated (DV), Organization Validated (OV), and Extended Validation (EV). So, whether you're looking to secure a bunch of internal domains where trust isn't as important, or all of your company TLDs where trust is of the utmost importance, we have a UCC option for you!
Multi-Domain certificates are also available in several different packages to accommodate the needs of your website, server, or Exchange system. You simply need to decide how many SANs you need to protect, and purchase the appropriate UCC certificate.
And perhaps best of all, since you only have one SSL certificate to manage, you don't have to worry about the hassle of managing and monitoring multiple different certificates, installing them all, and tracking different expiration dates.
The main benefit of a multi-domain certificate is the ability to cover multiple domains with just a single SSL certificate. This makes deploying and managing the security of multiple domains much easier, as everything can be housed on just one certificate. Additionally, multi-domain certificates provide full SSL encryption for every domain they cover, with "https" and the padlock icon displayed in the browser bar. These certificates also come with a site seal from the issuing Certificate Authority (CA).
From a single platform, you can monitor the multi-domain certificate, see that it's active, and focus your attention on the core of your business, knowing that all of your sites are protected.
Yes, you can add or change domains to an active multi-domain certificate simply by reissuing it. To properly submit an order for a multi-domain certificate, generate the CSR as normal, with only one domain name listed in the common name field. You will list the rest of your domains (SANs) on our website order form. Please note that while SANs can be changed, the common name cannot, so please choose whatever you determine to be the primary domain for the main common name.
Also, for GeoTrust orders, if you generate the common name with www. as the subdomain, it will include the root without www for free.
Wildcard certificates are best if it is for one site, whereas multi-domain certificates are best if there are multiple sites. Multi-domain certificates allow for more flexibility with multiple domains. In certain situations, a multi-domain may be more attractively priced as opposed to a wildcard if all of the customer's domains are on the same site and there are only a small handful of them.
No, only GeoTrust provides this accommodation. For all other brands, you will need to list the non-www as a SAN as well to get it covered by the certificate. If the subdomain is anything other than www, the GeoTrust policy does not apply.
Yes, you will have to prove domain ownership for each additional SAN by choosing a validation email or uploading a file and completing that process. Please note that, for an OV order, all websites included on one certificate must be a part of the same company or parent company. It is NOT appropriate to combine multiple unrelated clients together on one certificate.
We strongly advise against it because there are major security ramifications that arise when you combine multiple unrelated sites/clients on the same multi-domain certificate. Multi-domain certificates are designed for multiple websites operated by the same company.
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