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Essential SSL Wildcard

Essential protection for your domain and all its accompanying subdomains

The Essential SSL Wildcard provides essential protection to your website and all its accompanying subdomains. If you have 50 subdomains, it covers 50 subdomains. Have 1,000? It covers 1,000. And if you ever add a new one, it covers that new subdomain too. Best of all, the domain validated Essential SSL Wildcard certificate leverages Sectigo’s brand with a Sectigo site seal. That means you get top-notch security and all the benefits that come from aligning your brand with the best.

  • Up to 256-bit encryption strength
  • Protects one domain and unlimited subdomains
  • Backed by a $10,000 Warranty
  • Sectigo Trust Seal
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Buy New or Renew Your EssentialSSL Wildcard (DV)

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Important! To ensure the most up-to-date security that meets the latest browser requirements, you'll need to re-issue your certificate (at no cost to you) once per year. Don't worry, we'll send you an email reminder 30 days in advance!

In order to provide you the lowest cost per year, we now offer 2-5 year certificate packages.

To comply with the latest security requirements, you'll need to re-issue the certificate once per year. Don't worry, we'll send you email notifications starting 30 days before it's time to update your certificate! Just follow the instructions in the email to revalidate your domain and reissue the updated certificate.

Have questions? Our customer experience team is available 24/7 to assist you with this process. The 30 day money back guarantee applies to the original purchase date.

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Domain Validated

This SSL certificate can be yours in just minutes. Simply prove ownership over your registered domain to Sectigo and you’re on your way! Proof of ownership can be established in a couple of ways. It takes just a few minutes—quick and easy.

Secures All Subdomains

The Essential SSL Wildcard certificate doesn’t just secure your main domain. It secures all your subdomains, too. Simply use an asterisk at the subdomains level in the common name you wish to secure during the CSR generation process and the Essential SSL Wildcard will do the rest.

Sectigo Trust Site Seal

The Sectigo Trust Seal is among the most trusted indicators on the internet. It is synonymous with safety. This product comes with a dynamic, clickable site seal. Independent research has proven that trust seals like Sectigo’s increase consumer trust and boost conversion rates.

Remove “Not Secure” Warning

All major web browsers – like Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox – flag websites served over HTTP as insecure with the “Not Secure” address bar warning. The Essential SSL Wildcard certificate allows you to serve your entire website via HTTPS, eliminating security warnings.

Key Features: EssentialSSL Wildcard


The Essential SSL Wildcard is a Domain Validated SSL certificate, meaning it can be authenticated and issued in mere minutes.


In the event Sectigo ever has an issue with its PKI or mis-issues, you’re covered for up to $10,000 with the Essential SSL Wildcard.

Multi Domain

The Essential SSL Wildcard doesn’t have Multi-Domain functionality. For this feature, try the Sectigo Multi-Domain SSL


The Essential SSL Wildcard can encrypt one fully qualified domain and an unlimited number of accompanying subdomains.

Site Seal
Site Seal

Since this is a simple Domain Validated certificate, Essential SSL comes with a static site seal that will display company information.

Product Line
Product Line

Essential SSL gives you just the essentials: industry-standard encryption, a decent site seal and some peace of mind.



Domain Validation



Note: you cannot use HTTP/HTTPS File validation to prove ownership of a wildcard domain.




Multi-Domian Capabilities


Wildcard Capabilities


Site Seal

Sectigo Secure Seal




Domain Validation


Server Licenses



Encryption Strength

Up to 256-bit


Browser Capability



Mobile Capability



Covers WWW & non-WWW


Issuance Time



Installation & Technical Support

Instructions for Generating a CSR

Get step-by-step instructions for generating a CSR for this product and your server. Simply select your server and then follow the instructions.

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Installation Instructions

Get detailed instructions for installing this product on your particular server. Simply select what server you would like to install it on.

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Site Seal Installation

If your product comes with a site seal, you can find out exactly how to get it on your site right here.

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Submit A Support Ticket

Got a problem you can’t resolve? Submit a support ticket and we will respond ASAP.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Get quick answers to the most popular questions associated with SSL.

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Assurance & Authentication

The Essential SSL Wildcard offers essential security for your domain and all of its accompanying sub-domains. And for many small to mid-sized businesses, that’s all that’s needed – the basic essentials of encryption. But if you’re looking business-level authentication – or to put it another way, if you’re looking to build trust – then the Essential SSL line may not be your best option. If offering customers greater assurance is a consideration, we recommend investing in the InstantSSL line or even Sectigo’s flagship line of products.

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