RapidSSL Wildcard

The least expensive star SSL certificate which secures not only the primary domain but, in addition, all its subdomains from RapidSSL. Its great advantage lies in the short issue time and it can be accomplished in a few minutes.

  • Issuance time from a couple of minutes
  • Secures all subdomains
  • Secures the primary domain too
  • Trustworthy for 99.9% of browsers
  • Free certificate reissue
  • 40-256 bit encryption depth
  • 1-3 year validity
  • 2.048 bit root certificate depth
  • Netsure warranty $10,000
  • RapidSSL Site Seal
  • Customer support in English

Recommended certificate usage

We recommend you to use the SSL certificate to secure many subdomains on one or more servers when you don't require a higher level of trustworthiness thanks to the easy domain validation.

RapidSSL Wildcard price list

1 year 2 years 3 years Order
Price per year / CA / you save
$135.00 / $249 / 45.8%
$118.00 / $449 / 47.4%
$112.33 / $649 / 48.1%
Price per year / CA / you save
$135.00 / $249 / 45.8%
$118.00 / $449 / 47.4%
$112.33 / $649 / 48.1%

Prices listed excl. VAT.

  • Certificate detail
  • More domain support (SAN/UC)
  • Validation and issuance time
  • Validity and renewal

Displaying the certificate in a browser

All these certificates are fully trustworthy and website visitors are not bothered by any messages about untrustworthiness. In a web browser, the information about secured communication is displayed in the address bar by the lock icon and by the letter "s" next to the http protocol. By clicking the lock you can verify the site operator and the certificate publisher.

displaying the certificate in a browser adress bar
displaying the certificate in a browser

Number of secured domains.

The SSL certificate secures all subdomains of the primary domain listed in the certificate. The primary domain cannot be changed during the validity period and the domain is listed in star form *.domain-name.co.uk in the certificate.

Alternative names
After issuing, the certificate contains two alternative subject names:*.domain-name.co.uk and domain-name.co.uk

The certificate is valid both for every subdomain and for the main second-level domain. No additional alternative names can be added to the certificate

Validation method

The SSL certificate issuing process means sending an email message to a previously selected domain email address from the SSL certificate request (admin, administrator, hostmaster, webmaster, postmaster), or to the domain owner‘s e-mail address (from the domain register; for a UK domain, the NIC.UK register). You can simply confirm every detail about the requested SSL certificate in the received message and the verification process is finished and, in turn, the SSL certificate is issued and sent to the technical contact of the customer.

Certificate issuance time

If you enter a correct CSR file to your order and make the payment, your SSL certificate will be issued automatically in a couple of minutes.

Note: In rare cases, the issuance can be delayed due to one of the following reasons:

  • the authority performs a random security check of verified certificates and this can delay DV certificate issuance until the check (performed by an authority employee) is finished.
  • The domain for which the certificate is ordered contains a forbidden word (e.g. bank) or phrase, or a name protected by a trademark (e.g. Facebook, large enterprise or corporation names). In this case, the authority can carry out additional applicant verification or reject the certificate order.
  • The owner email address which serves to send the verification message can't be automatically determined

If the certificate is not issued in the above-mentioned standard time, feel free to contact ourCustomer Support, which will help you to resolve the problem.

Certificate validity

The SSL certificate is valid from the date when its validation is finished and the certificate is issued. The validity period runs from this date for the period (years) selected in the SSL certificate order.

Certificate reissue

You can have your certificate reissued (if, for example, you delete your private key) any time and FREE, if necessary. For successful reissuing of the certificate it is necessary to supply a new CSR file which contains the same data as the original order.

Certificate renewal (RENEW)

SSL certificate renewal process can be started 90 days before the end of the validity period. Don't worry about losing the remaining time of the certificate validity. This period will be added to the renewed certificate and the unused days will be rounded up to months. The remaining period can be added only when you order the SSL certificate renewal and pay for it at least 17 days before expiration.

Certificate seal display

Information about security on your website can be supported by displaying the seal generated by RapidSSL certificate authority. It is a dynamic image from which the user can immediately recognize that the site is secured by an SSL certificate. By clicking the seal, it is possible to verify all the information about the certificate authority and the SSL certificate validity. You can select one of three graphic variants of the seal. We strongly recommend using the seal on your website!

seal RapidSSL