Comodo Multi-Domain Wildcard SSL

Ideally for

Medium size company, Organization

Domains Included

3 domains

Additional Domain

$179

Brand

Comodo

Validation

Business Validation

Green bar

No

Issue time

1-3 days

Server Licensing

Unlimited

Secures

One Domain & All Sub-domains (Wildcard), Multiple Domains (UCC/SAN)

With / without "www"

No

Supported Browsers

99.3%

Documents

Company Documents Required

Installation Checker

Yes

Support for SAN (UC)

Yes

Suport for IDN

Yes

Secure Hash Algorithm

SHA-2

Key Encryption

2048 bit

Certificate Encryption

Up to 256-bit

Site Seal

Dynamic

Recommended Retail Price

$729.00

Refund

25 days

Warranty

$250,000

Trust Level ☆☆☆☆☆

Comodo Multi-Domain Wildcard SSL is a special two in one certificate, which secures all your sub-domains on multiple domains with just one certificate.  It is a very cost-effective solution which helps you save money on multiple SSL purchases, and simplifies the website security administration. It is a popular SSL certificate among companies which need to secure multiple domains and sub-domains, keeping the costs low and saving time on multiple configurations and renewals.

For the price shown above, you will get an SSL certificate which will secure 3 wildcard domains (including all their subdomains), and one non-wildcard domain (without securing its subdomains). For an additional cost, you can secure up to 200 domains and satisfy all your website security needs.

Due to the Business Validation process, this SSL certificate will be issued within 1-3 business days. You will need to prove the ownership of the domain through a simple email or file-based authentication, and complete the phone verification. 

Together with this certificate, you will get the Comodo static site seal, your website’s link will start with “https”, and you will have a padlock icon in the browser’s address bar, which will ensure your website visitors that your website is secured by a highly trusted and widely used brand in the Internet security field.

For your full contentment, when purchasing this SSL Certificate, we offer you a 25 days money back guarantee and a discount of 8% or 15% if you buy it for more than one year.

Google will be more than happy to rank your secured website higher among its search results, following the “HTTPS everywhere” policy, which it came up with in 2014. The policy says that Google will give a priority to websites which have an SSL certificate.   

Comodo Multi-Domain Wildcard SSL is a great choice for medium businesses and organizations which need to secure multiple domains and sub-domains with one certificate.

Here is a list with the most common questions our customers have when buying a Multi-Domain Wildcard SSL Certificate with Domain Validation:

The sub-domains that you can secure with one Wildcard SSL Certificate have to be either 1st level sub-domains (e.g.: *.example.com) or 2nd level sub-domains (*.mob.example.com). You cannot secure 1st and 2nd level sub-domains with one regular Wildcard SSL Certificate.

If you want to secure 1st level sub-domains and 2nd level sub-domains, you have to get a Multi-Domain Wildcard SSL Certificate, or 2 separate Wildcard SSL Certificates.

For example, a regular Wildcard SSL Certificate allows you to secure:

  1. One main domain name (example.com) and all its 1st level sub-domains (*.example.com):
    1. my.example.com
    2. test.example.com
    3. dev.example.com
    4. mail.example.com
    5. (etc)
  2. Or, one sub-domain (mob.example.com) and all 2nd level sub-domains (*.mob.example.com):
    1. my.mob.example.com
    2. test.mob.example.com
    3. dev.mob.example.com
    4. mail.mob.example.com
    5. (etc)

In order to secure one domain and all its sub-domains as shown in the first example, you have to include *.example.com as a common name (domain name) when creating a CSR (Certificate Signing Request). If you want to secure 2nd level sub-domains, then you have to enter *.mob.example.com as a common name (domain name) when creating a CSR (Certificate Signing Request).

The multi-domain certificate can be initially activated for the primary domain name. If you wish to add more domains later, you need to reissue the certificate in your SSLDragon.com account.

Yes, you can receive a refund for the unused additional domains that you bought. If you have already activated the SAN for a particular domain name, than you cannot be refunded for that specific domain name, unless you accept to take off that SAN/domain from multi-domain certificate.

multi-domain2When you buy or configure your Multi-Domain (SAN) SSL Certificate, please note that most Multi-Domain Certificates do not secure the domains with and without “www”. With other words if you want to secure both, example.com and www.example.com under one single Multi-Domain Certificate, that will be considered as two different domain names. The screenshot on the right shows you where you can find the attribute that tells you if your Multi-Domain Certificate secures both “www” and “non-www” under one single domain (SAN), or not.

Anyway, that is not a problem so as you cannot have the same website open both as www.example.com and as example.com. All website owners only choose one of these options and make the other option automatically re-direct to the other. For example, you can choose your website to always open at www.example.com and anybody who enters on example.com is automatically redirected to www.example.com. In this way, you only have to secure one domain, and that is: www.example.com.

You can add sub-domains to your server and they will be covered by your Wildcard SSL Certificate automatically. You do not need to re-issue your Wildcard SSL Certificate each and every time when you add sub-domains to it. The newly added sub-domains will be automatically covered by your Wildcard SSL Certificate.

There are dozens of different ways to install an SSL Certificate, and they all depend on what SSL Certificate brand you have, the type of web server that you have, the operating system on your server, or the web hosting administration panel that you have installed on your server.

Here are links to documentation on how to install your SSL Certificate on your server, based on the SSL Certificate brand that you have:
Comodo
Thawte
GeoTrust
RapidSSL
Symantec

We always recommend you to get specialized help with you SSL Certificate installation. If you have a web developer, or a system engineer, then they would be the right people to help you with your SSL Certificate installation.

If you want us to do the SSL Certificate installation for you, then we can definitely do that. We offer SSL Certificate installation services to our customers for a flat rate of $49.99 per domain per server.

A Multi-Domain Wildcard SSL Certificate is specifically created to allow users to secure multiple domains and sub-domains using one single SSL Certificate.

NOTE #1: Any Multi-Domain Wildcard SSL Certificate should start with a non-Wildcard domain. This means that anytime you configure and request a Multi-Domain Wildcard SSL Certificate, you need to generate a CSR (Certificate Signing Request) for a single domain (such as: example.com), without any asterisk sign “*”. This is a requirement that comes from the Certificate Authorities. All the additional SANs (2nd, 3rd, 4th domains) can be Wildcard domains.

For example, a Multi-Domain Wildcard SSL Certificate that has 4 SAN (domains) by default, allows you to secure the following:

  1. One main domain and multiple Wildcard domains:
    1. example.com – included in the CSR (Certificate Signing Request)
    2. *.example.com
    3. *.mysite.com
    4. *.abcxyz.com
  2. One main domain and multiple Wildcard domains (with both, 1st level and 2nd level sub-domains):
    1. example.com – included in the CSR (Certificate Signing Request)
    2. *.example.com
    3. *.mob.example.com
    4. *.mysite.com
  3. Several domains and multiple Wildcard domains (with both, 1st level and 2nd level sub-domains):
    1. example.com – included in the CSR (Certificate Signing Request)
    2. *.example.com
    3. mysite.com
    4. *.mob.mysite.com

NOTE #2: If you add a SAN item like *.domain.com, you will protect its unlimited sub-domains but not the main domain. For example, if you want to secure secure two domains and all their sub-domains, you have to configure your SSL in the following format:

  1. domain.com – included in the CSR (Certificate Signing Request)
  2. *.domain.com
  3. mysite.com
  4. *.mysite.com

You can add sub-domains to your server and they will be covered by your Wildcard SSL Certificate automatically. You do not need to re-issue your Wildcard SSL Certificate each and every time when you add sub-domains to it. The newly added sub-domains will be automatically covered by your Wildcard SSL Certificate.

 

bv2bv1You can check if you have a Business Validation SSL Certificate by looking at the attributes of your SSL Certificate. Please open the two screenshots on the right in order to see where you can find the information about the validation type of your SSL Certificate.

Different SSL Certificate brands have different Business Validation procedures. Please read the section that applies to your SSL Certificate brand below.

Comodo

You need to provide information about your company and your company’s phone number as a part of the Business Validation process. There are three ways to do that. You don’t have to do all three. Doing just one of them will allow you to pass the Business Validation.

1.1) The first way is to provide your DUNS number to Comodo. You can get your company’s DUNS number from this website: https://www.dandb.com/. If Comodo gets back to you and says that your DUNS listing does not contain a phone number, then you need to contact Dun & Bradstreet (at https://www.dandb.com/) and ask them to add your company’s phone number to their “business directory and on the report”.

1.2) If you don’t have a DUNS number, then the other thing which you can do is to provide your company’s Articles of Incorporation, or Government Issued Business License, or your local organization number. Please make sure that the documents that you provide have your company’s registration number so that Comodo can check your company with your country’s governmental directories (e.g.: Corporation Division, Companies House, Department of State, etc). Please note that Comodo will be looking to see your company’s phone number listed there as well. Not all governmental directories have the companies phone numbers. If the governmental directory allows you to call them, email them, or use their website to add your phone number, then please go ahead and do that.

1.3) If the above two options (1.1 and 1.2) don’t work for you, then the third and last option to validate your company and your phone number is to ask a CPA (Certified Public Accountant), or a Latin Notary, or an Attorney (Lawyer) to write, sign and send a letter to Comodo where they confirm your company name, address and phone number. You can find the sample letters here:
– Sample Accountant Letter
– Sample Form Legal Opinion Letter

partner-order-idPlease send any of the above information (from points 1.1, 1.2, or 1.3) to [email protected] and mention your “Partner Order ID” in your message. You can find your “Partner Order ID” on the details page of your SSL Certificate inside your SSL Dragon account. See screenshot on the right.

If you do not hear from Comodo in the next 3 days after you email them the information from above, then please call +1 (888) 266-6361 (Ext 4) to check the status of your SSL Certificate with Comodo. When you talk to them, you will need to provide them your “Partner Order ID”.

Thawte, GeoTrust, Symantec/VeriSign

If you bought a Business Validation SSL Certificate with Thawte, GeoTrust, Symantec/VeriSign, then the certificate authority will work on validating the legal existence of your company via local public databases, as a part of the Business Validation process. This may take between 1-3 working days. Please wait until one of the certificate authority representatives contacts you about any additional information that they may need you to provide them.

partner-order-idIf you do not hear from the Certificate Authority representatives in the next 5-7 days, then please call +1 (520) 477-3152 (Ext 2) to check the status of your SSL Certificate with the Certificate Authority. Please note that Thawte, GeoTrust, Symantec/VeriSign are all owned by Symanec, and they all have the same phone number provided above.  When you talk to them, you will need to provide the “Partner Order ID”, which you can find on the details page of your SSL Certificate inside your SSL Dragon account. See screenshot on the right.

The Business Validation (BV), also called Organization Validation (OV), SSL certificate is recommended if you have an e-commerce website that is a registered business. Besides the domain validation performed through e-mail, you will have to provide company documentation to receive business authentication. During this authentication process, the Certificate Authority (CA) will verify if your business is carried out by a legitimate, good faith company operating at the provided location. Since the validation is done manually and involves paperwork, you will receive your Business Validation SSL certificate within 1-3 business days.

After receiving Business Validation, the green “https” and padlock icon will be displayed on your website’s address bar. These signs will make customers more willing to entrust you their personal and financial information. Yet, if your website purpose is to perform large sales, offer specific products/services or execute financial transactions, you should consider buying our Extended Validation (EV) certificate. This type of SSL certificate will activate the green address bar and will give your site a higher level of trust.

When you buy a multi-domain SSL Certificate and you include several domain names and/or sub-domains in it, the Certificate Authorities require you to pass the domain validation for each and every domain name and/or sub-domain that you included in your multi-domain SSL Certificate, and only after that the multi-domain SSL Certificate will be issued to you.

POSSIBLE PROBLEM: Sometimes the email addresses, or your HTTP options, or the DNS records that you choose for your multi-domain certificate do not get set correctly when they reach the Certificate Authority. You will know that when you see that you only got one single domain validation message to your email address instead of getting several domain validation messages, or your multi-domain SSL Certificate’s status still shows as “Awaiting Validation (Full)” even though you passed the domain validation for one of the domains.

partner-order-idHOW TO FIX: There is an easy way to fix that, and that requires getting in contact with the Certificate Authority’s Validation Department. When you contact them, please provide them your “Partner Order ID” (see screenshot on the right), and then tell them about the domain validation method that you chose to go with: HTTP, DNS or Email. If you chose to pass the domains validation by email, then double check with the Validation Department representatives what email addresses are set in their system, and ask them to send you the domain validation messages to your desired email addresses.

Comodo

Please call Comodo Validation Department at +1 (888) 266-6361 (Ext 4) for the above stated reasons. When you talk to them, you will need to provide them your “Partner Order ID”.

Thawte, GeoTrust, Symantec/VeriSign

Please call Thawte, GeoTrust, Symantec/VeriSign Validation Department at +1 (520) 477-3152 (Ext 2) for the above stated reasons. Please note that Thawte, GeoTrust, Symantec/VeriSign are all owned by Symanec, and they all have the same phone number provided above.  When you talk to them, you will need to provide the “Partner Order ID”.

Browser Compatibility

Chrome
IE
Firefox
Opera
Safari
Netscape
AOL
Camino
Konqueror

Server Platforms And Mobile Browser Compatibility

Server Platforms:
  • BEA Weblogic
  • IBM HTTP Server
  • Microsoft ISA
  • Microsoft IIS
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005
  • Microsoft Live Communication
  • Apache
  • BEA Weblogic
  • Lotus Domino
  • OpenLDAP
  • C2Net Stronghold
  • Plesk
  • WebSTAR
  • Webmin
  • Java Web Server (Javasoft / Sun)
  • Ensim Control Panel
  • cPanel / Web Host Manager
  • Hsphere
  • C2Net Stronghold
  • iPlanet Server / Sun One
  • Java Web Server (Javasoft / Sun)
  • Lotus Domino
  • Tomcat
  • Netscape Enterprise Server
  • Novell ConsoleOne
  • Novel Webserver
  • C2Net Stronghold
  • And other SSL-Capable Servers
Mobile Browsers:
  • Android
  • Apple iPhone, iPod Safari 1+
  • Microsoft Windows Mobile 5/6*
  • Opera Mobile 6+
  • Opera Mini v3+
  • ACCESS NetFront Browser v3.4 +
  • RIM Blackberry v4.2.1 +
  • KDDI Openwave v6.2.0.12 +
  • Netscape Communicator 4.51+
  • NTT / DoCoMo
  • Nintendo Wii
  • Sony Playstation 3
  • Sony Playstation Portable

Need help securing your website? Have questions, or unsure which SSL to choose? Let our fearless dragons help you! Follow the following steps towards getting the type of help that you need.

1. Use our Wizard and find the SSL Certificate that suits you best;

2. Find your answers on our Frequently Asked Questions page;

3. Live Chat with one of our friendly web security dragons;

4. Open a Ticket with our Sales, Billing and Technical Support dragons. We will answer your ticket as soon as possible. We work Monday through Saturday, from 9 AM to 11:00 PM Pacific Time;

5. Email us at [email protected];

6. Email us using our Contact Form.

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