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Thawte Wildcard SSL Certificate

Ideally for

Online Shop | E-commerce Site

Brand

Thawte SSL

Validation

Business Validation SSL

Green bar

No

Issue time

1-2 business days

Server Licensing

Unlimited

Secures

Wildcard SSL (One Domain & All Sub-domains)

With / without "www"

Yes

Supported Browsers

99.3%

Documents

Company Documents Required

Support for SAN (UC)

Yes

Secure Hash Algorithm

SHA-2

Key Encryption

2048 bit

Certificate Encryption

Up to 256-bit

Site Seal

Dynamic

Refund

25 days

Warranty

$1,250,000

15 reviews for Thawte Wildcard SSL Certificate

  1. 5 out of 5

    Review by Fernando

    Super-fast validation for an OV certificate!

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  2. 5 out of 5

    Review by Campo

    Always a pleasure doing business with SSL Dragon. Thawte certificates consistently deliver the highest encryption and customer trust.

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  3. 5 out of 5

    Review by Ivan

    Not many better options for business validation wildcard certificates. Glad this certificate is on sale.

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  4. 5 out of 5

    Review by Sunshine

    So glad it was delivered fast. Would have missed the installation deadline otherwise.

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  5. 5 out of 5

    Review by Rob

    Perfect choice to encrypt a webshop.

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  6. 5 out of 5

    Review by Donavon

    I’ve just secured a large online delivery service with this certificate. First time worked with Thawte and it was easy to implement.

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  7. 5 out of 5

    Review by Vikrant

    Always wanted to be secured by Thawte. My business can finally afford it.

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  8. 5 out of 5

    Review by Marti

    Business Validation wasn’t difficult at all! Passed it successfully in about 36 hours.

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  9. 5 out of 5

    Review by Dominick

    A top-class BV SSL certificate from a reputable company!

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  10. 5 out of 5

    Review by Nicholas

    It’s cheaper than getting it directly from Thawte. Will recommend SSL Dragon to my colleagues.

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  11. 5 out of 5

    Review by Brandon

    I’ve been using Thawte certificates to encrypt websites since the dawn of the 21st century, long before the SSL became mainstream. I’m glad this vendor offers a wide range of Thawte certificates. I’ve just ordered Thawte wildcard for a new startup.

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  12. 5 out of 5

    Review by Flavia

    I needed to secure a few subdomains and opted for this certificate because Thawte is a well-known company.

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  13. 5 out of 5

    Review by Vincent

    This SSL certificate protects my complex business website. Whenever I add a new subdomain all I have to do is reissue this certificate.

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  14. 5 out of 5

    Review by Maxim

    We needed a BV wildcard SSL for our online shop and decided on this one because it was reviewed highly on web security forums. Also in the forums, we met an SSL Dragon representative who has guided us through the entire buying process.

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  15. 5 out of 5

    Review by vic

    great wildcard SSL Certificate – thawte ssl is easy to issue

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

The Domain Validation (DV) SSL certificate is the most affordable choice for increasing the security of your blog, personal or small business website. Since there is no required paperwork, the process of acquiring the Domain Validation certificate is very quick and easy: you will have to prove that you are the domain owner just by responding to an automatic e-mail message. After a couple of minutes, you will receive the issued SSL certificate which can be installed immediately. Sites with Domain Validation certification can be identified by the padlock that is displayed by most web browsers.

This type of SSL certificates is recommended to be used if you need to prove that your site is secured, by having a secured connection. The Domain Validation certificates don’t display the legal entity, as the identity of the website owner is not checked while issuing them. So, if you have an e-commerce website or a site that collects users’ personal data, you should consider buying our Business Validation (BV) or Extended Validation (EV) certificates, which will make your site more trustworthy.

When requesting an SSL Certificate you have to prove that you own or you have management rights over the domain or sub-domain that you are requesting an SSL Certificate for.

STEP 1: Domain Validation (DV)

A. EMAIL

If you have an SSL Certificate issued by Sectigo, GoGetSSL, GeoTrust, Thawte, DigiCert, and RapidSSL, then you can complete the domain validation is by responding to an automated domain validation message sent to your email address. You will be given a list of emails to choose from, and the automated domain validation message will be sent to the email address that you choose.

Always check your email address (including your Spam folder) so as you should receive an email message from the Certificate Authority with instructions on how to validate (prove the ownership of) your domain name. The email message will ask you to copy a unique code and paste it on a specific link provided in the same email message.

Important: Only 5 e-mail addresses are allowed for domain validation: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected] and [email protected]
In some cases, the Certificate Authority may allow your administrative e-mail from WHOIS, too, but ONLY IF the Private registration is disabled.

If your SSL Certificate is issued by Sectigo or GoGetSSL, there are 2 more ways how you can complete the domain validation:

B. HTTP / HTTPS method

The HTTP validation consists of uploading a TXT validation file to a pre-defined location on your website. You have to make sure that you can access this file and link from any web browser. Once you proceed with this domain validation method, Sectigo will run a scan of your website and will look particularly for this file at the given link. Your SSL Certificate will pass the domain validation within a few minutes after Sectigo’s system finds the TXT file on your website.

The HTTPS validation method is the same validation method as described above. You should choose the HTTPS option if you already have an SSL Certificate installed on your website.

C. DNS method

Sectigo allows you to add a pre-defined domain record to your domain registrar (the website where you registered your domain name). Make sure that your firewall doesn’t block Sectigo validation robot. Sectigo validation robot comes from secure.comodo.net / 91.199.212.132. The user agent should be “ComodoDCV” or “Sectigo DCV” or “COMODO DCV” or “SECTIGO DCV”.

Please note that newly added DNS records take between 10-48 minutes to propagate. This means that you will have to wait up to 48 hours to pass the domain validation if you go with this method. That is why we recommend the Email, HTTP, and HTTPS methods better, so as they would allow you to pass the domain validation instantly.

STEP 2: CAA Check

As of 8th September 2017, all Certificate Authorities (CAs) are obliged to respect your CAA policy, as a security measure.

The CAA record should allow the CA to issue the SSL for your domain name, otherwise, the order would be set as Pending until you update the record.

By default, if no CAA record found, any CA may issue SSL for your domain name. Otherwise, you should update your CAA record.

Here is how to do it:
– https://support.sectigo.com/Com_KnowledgeDetailPage?Id=kA01N000000zFMO
– https://knowledge.digicert.com/solution/SO29555.html

Here is how to test the record:
– https://toolbox.googleapps.com/apps/dig/#CAA/
– https://caatest.co.uk/scan.org.ua

Optional (Rare) – Brand Validation (Manual Check)

In some cases, the CAs may require manual verification if your order fails any internal rules of Brand Validation.

It takes around 24-48 hours to pass this manual check, and the CA will either issue or reject an order in such cases.

Here are the reasons why your order is under Brand Validation.


How to change the domain validation method?

If you chose one of these domain validation methods described above, and you see that your domain doesn’t get validated, then you can always change your domain validation method. Please go to this link to learn how to do that.

In order to buy a Domain Validated certificate, you do not need to provide any documentation. You will have to confirm the domain ownership through a simple email or file-based authentication. Following completion of one of these elements, the DV certificate will be signed and released to you.

A Wildcard SSL Certificate is specifically created to allow users to secure one single domain name and all its sub-domains. With other words, you can secure one single domain name and an unlimited number of sub-domains belonging to that domain name with one single Wildcard SSL Certificate.

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.

NOTE: 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 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).

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.

To add your Company Name and TAX/VAT number, you have to login into your SSL Dragon Account and follow these steps:

  1. Click on the “Hello, *Your Name*” button on the right top side of your account dashboard and select “Edit Account Settings”;
  2. On the ‘My Details’ page, you will find the ‘Company Name’ and ‘Company TAX/VAT ID’ field;
  3. Fill in these fields with the necessary information then click on ’Save Changes’. 

After you perform the above steps, your SSL Dragon account and all your invoices will be automatically updated with this information.

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There are many different ways to install an SSL Certificate, and they all depend on your SSL Certificate brand, the webserver type, the operating system on your server, and the web hosting panel that you have on your server.

These being said, please check our Installation Articles to get detailed instructions on how to install your SSL Certificate on about 44 different server types, hosting panels, and operating systems.

Also, here are links to documentation on how to install your SSL Certificate on your server, based on the SSL Certificate brand that you have:
Sectigo
Thawte/RapidSSL/GeoTrust/DigiCert
GoGetSSL

We always recommend you get specialized help with your 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.

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. 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;

4. Email us using our Contact Form.

Duration Price You Save
1 year $274.99
2 years $479.99
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Order Steps

1
  • Click "Buy Now"
  • Create/Access your account
  • Submit payment
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2
Configure the certificate in your account
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3
Pass validation & receive your SSL Certificate
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DigiCert Wildcard SSL $525.00
DigiCert Standard SSL $167.50
GoGetSSL BusinessTrust SAN $140.00
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SSLS that secure same domains / sub-domains:

DigiCert Wildcard SSL $525.00
GoGetSSL BusinessTrust Wildcard $176.66
GoGetSSL Multi-Domain Wildcard SSL $140.00
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