Wildcard SSL Certificates

Wildcard SSL certificates become more popular today as they have strong reputation of a great cost-savers since can protect unlimited sub-domains within same domain instead of purchasing multiple single domain certs. Most Wildcard certificates support unlimited server licensing and allowing installation to as many servers/devices as you want in versatile combination of sub-domains. Unlimited free reissues comes with every purchase.

Product name Validation Secure Siteseal Warranty Price/yr
Certum Commercial SSL Wildcard  Domain  ∞ subdomains Static  €200,000  $69.83 Order
Comodo PositiveSSL Wildcard  Domain  ∞ subdomains Static  $10,000  $71.67 Order
Comodo Essential SSL Wildcard  Domain  ∞ subdomains Static  $10,000  $79.17 Order
RapidSSL Wildcard certificate  Domain  ∞ subdomains Static  $5,000  $90.42 Order
Certum Trusted SSL Wildcard  Business  ∞ subdomains Static  €400,000  $112.58 Order
Comodo Premium SSL Wildcard  Business  ∞ subdomains Dynamic  $250,000  $125.00 Order
Comodo Multi-Domain Wildcard SSL  Domain  Multiple domains Static  $10,000  $177.09 Order
Thawte SSL 123 Wildcard  Domain  ∞ subdomains Dynamic  $500,000  $183.34 Order
GeoTrust QuickSSL Premium Wildcard  Domain  ∞ subdomains Dynamic  $500,000  $195.84 Order
Thawte Wildcard SSL Certificate  Business  ∞ subdomains Dynamic  $1,250,000  $285.42 Order
GeoTrust True BusinessID Wildcard  Business  ∞ subdomains Dynamic  $1,250,000  $312.50 Order
Symantec Secure Site Wildcard  Business  ∞ subdomains Dynamic  $500,000  $1718.70 Order

Compare Wildcard SSL

Wildcard SSL certificates have a same technical feature to secure unlimited sub-domain under the same base domain; the only exception is Comodo Multi-Domain Wildcard SSL that allows protecting multiple websites with unlimited sub-domains. There are domain and business validation wildcard certs only; EV Wildcard SSL not exists. It is highly suggested to compare certificates before the purchase.

Validation methods  Domain   Business   Extended 
Domain ownership check via email
Business/Organization Documents check
Green address Bar included
Average Issuance time for SSL 5 minutes 3 days 4-7 days
Customer’s Trust level