[UPHPU] SSL certs
jonathan at bluesunhosting.com
Tue Oct 19 21:18:00 MDT 2010
On 19 Oct 2010, at 20:56, Wade Preston Shearer wrote:
> On 19 Oct 2010, at 20:52, Jonathan Duncan wrote:
>> 1) Correct. Consider it a gift (unless they charged you double). A certificate is only good for one name. A sub-domain (third level) is a completely separate name from the main (second level) domain.
> I talked to both the host's support and Comonodo's support. The second cert wasn't a gift. It was last year's cert that just hand't been removed. I wonder why last year's was for example.com and this year's is for www.example.com.
> Comodo said that they have updated their PositiveSSL product such that you only need a single cert to secure both example.com and www.example.com. This is the product that my host purchased.
Yeah, that is a new fad going on with SSL providers. Since most sites use the "www" sub-domain with they main domain, they throw it into a kind of wildcard certificate that covers those 2 names. Though some, like Verisign, will just charge you double for it since it is still covering 2 names. It's a sneaky business. I know, I resell the things. Long live capitalism.
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