SSL Wildcard certificates are also called star certificates. It is a general type of SSL certificate which can secure all subdomains under one primary domain. A wildcard certificate contains a star in front of the primary domain name (e.g. *.sslmarket.us) and it cuts the costs of buying additional SSL certificates and last, but not least, saves time installing and managing them.
Wildcard SSL certificates can be used when more subdomains need to be secured on more servers using just one SSL certificate. Using a Wildcard certificate you can secure an unlimited number of domains at the nth domain level. For example, an SSL certificate *.domain-name.us secures www.domain-name.us, shop.domain-name.us, aplications.domain-name.us domains. However, the above example cannot secure sales.shop.domain-name.us (fourth-level domain) and the browser will alert the user about the untrustworthy certificate.
SSL Wildcard overview
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|Thawte Web Server Wildcard||$305||$599||OV||NO||2 days||1-3||BuyDetail|
Thawte Web Server Wildcard certificate
SSL Wildcard is representative of a star certificate. It is a general type of SSL certificate which can secure all subdomains under one primary domain.
|Symantec Secure Site Wildcard||$1500||$1599||OV||NO||2 days||1-3||BuyDetail|
Symantec Secure Site Wildcard certificate
An SSL certificate that can be used to secure more subdomains on more servers with just one SSL certificate. An ideal use would be for prestigious or specific web projects, for example on a server with many important services or for financial products and service providers who the Symantec certificate authority is a norm for.
|GeoTrust True B.ID Wildcard||$290.70||$499||OV||NO||2 days||1-3||BuyDetail|
GeoTrust True BusinessID Wildcard certificate
SSL Wildcard is an example of a star certificate. It is a general type of SSL certificate which can secure all subdomains under one primary domain.
|RapidSSL Wildcard||$112||$249||DV||NO||2 minutes||1-3||BuyDetail|
RapidSSL Wildcard certificate
The least expensive star SSL certificate, which secures not just the primary domain, but also all its subdomains, from RapidSSL. Its great advantage lies in the short issue time and it can be accomplished in a few minutes.
Prices listed excl. VAT.