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Topic # 153558 1-Oct-2014 09:07
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Hi, This might be a silly question, but I have seen you can buy wildcard certificates for eg US$50 per year or similar from e.g. http://www.garrisonhost.com/ssl-certificates/alphassl.html and other places. Etc.

But clicking through these appear to be for .com domains. I can't really be sure since most of the time they want you to buy it before you actually seem to specify what the domain is on the web form. I don't want to actually purchase a wildcard cert and then find I can't certify our .co.nz domain... so are there any recommendations on sites in nz or otherwise where I can get a wildcard cert on a .co.nz domain for a similar price?

(Or am I simply mistaken and most of the agencies will certify any domain, e.g. the rapid ssl or the comodo ones work with any domains, etc...)

Thanks in advance...
   Jas

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  Reply # 1144660 1-Oct-2014 09:12
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I use RapidSSL for Geekzone and have been using for the last five years. Issuing a certificate for a .com or .co.nz domain is no different - part of the process involves placing an automated phone call to the number in your WHOIS records to authenticate the request as well as sending emails to the domain administrator to confirm it. Perhaps this company doesn't want to do it for domains outside the USA? It would be strange because there's no guarantee a .com is USA-based anyway.

Go with RapidSSL...






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  Reply # 1144681 1-Oct-2014 09:50
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ssl2buy are excellent, we use them a LOT.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1144692 1-Oct-2014 10:05
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I've been very happy with SSLs.com as a reseller, good range of options and prices available depending on requirements. For websites where I just want encryption for a login page I might grab one for 5 years for about $25. Have a few Wildcard certs from them too.



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  Reply # 1144696 1-Oct-2014 10:10
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@freitasm, jnimmo,  networkn

Thanks for the responses guys!

Cheers,
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  Reply # 1155861 16-Oct-2014 08:28
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SSL costs are pretty similar from seller to seller. I have used ssl.com, which is similar to RapidSSL that has been mentioned, and been happy with them.

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Namecheap are pretty good, can get certs for about $10


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  Reply # 1156295 16-Oct-2014 18:51
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I use godaddy (yes i know i shouldnt but it works)




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  Reply # 1156306 16-Oct-2014 19:05
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jasnz: Hi, This might be a silly question, but I have seen you can buy wildcard certificates for eg US$50 per year or similar from e.g. http://www.garrisonhost.com/ssl-certificates/alphassl.html and other places. Etc.

But clicking through these appear to be for .com domains. I can't really be sure since most of the time they want you to buy it before you actually seem to specify what the domain is on the web form. I don't want to actually purchase a wildcard cert and then find I can't certify our .co.nz domain... so are there any recommendations on sites in nz or otherwise where I can get a wildcard cert on a .co.nz domain for a similar price?

(Or am I simply mistaken and most of the agencies will certify any domain, e.g. the rapid ssl or the comodo ones work with any domains, etc...)

Thanks in advance...
   Jas


Don't know, but their knowledge base where you would expect the answer to be is totally empty and their last twitter update was from 2011!

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  Reply # 1156526 17-Oct-2014 08:28
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We use GeoTrust for our SSL certs, haven't had any issues with them, had more issues with the devices they were going on to be honest. 



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  Reply # 1250510 3-Mar-2015 19:38
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networkn: ssl2buy are excellent, we use them a LOT.


I just finished placing an order for a new wildcard SSL cert for Geekzone. My previous provider RapidSSL was listing it at US$199... Decided to follow to SSL2Buy and applied a discount code they showed on the screen: got the same RapidSSL cert for US$84.

Thanks for the tip!





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  Reply # 1250530 3-Mar-2015 20:23
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I did order a wildcard ALPHASSL cert ($45) from garrisonhost around 6 months ago and the process was very straightforward. It makes no difference what kind of domain you are using (.com .co.nz or other) as long as your can provide an email such as admin@YOURDOMAIN so that they can verify that you control the said domain.

I generally use ALPHASSL for wildard certificates and RapidSSL certs for single domains.

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No love for https://www.startssl.com/ ? I like they only bill for ID'ing you and Cert Revoke




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  Reply # 1250696 4-Mar-2015 08:29
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I use Digicert. Their support is superb and their range of tools is excellent for trickier installs such as Exchange and Checkpoint. 

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  Reply # 1250726 4-Mar-2015 08:54
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Rappelle:
Beccara: No love for https://www.startssl.com/ ? I like they only bill for ID'ing you and Cert Revoke


Using startssl for personal sites. One time fee of $60USD for identity verification and you get unlimited certs including wildcard. Perfect for personal, though I would probably opt for one of the bigger SSL companies for anything entering the realms of business.


Is there any reason for this? An SSL cert is an SSL cert unless it's EV - I'm yet to come across a CA bundle without StartSSL in it




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