Wildcard certificates

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.co.uk) 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.co.uk secures www.domain-name.co.uk, shop.domain-name.co.uk, aplications.domain-name.co.uk domains. However, the above example cannot secure sales.shop.domain-name.co.uk (fourth-level domain) and the browser will alert the user about the untrustworthy certificate.

SSL Wildcard overview

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QuickSSL Premium Wildcard £176.67 479 $ DV No 10 minutes 1-3 BuyDetail

QuickSSL Premium Wildcard certificate

Thanks to domain validation (DV) the least expensive Wildcard certificate from the GeoTrust certificate authority offers a very short issuance time and deployment on servers. It is a "low authenticated" certificate containing only domain information, without any further details.
We recommend using the SSL certificate for projects where it is important to obtain the certificate quickly. It can be used primarily on Intranet, internal systems or for smaller website projects where the company for which the certificate was issued doesn't have to be verified.

RapidSSL Wildcard £91.67 $249 DV NO 2 minutes 1-3 BuyDetail

RapidSSL Wildcard certificate

The least expensivestar 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.
The SSL certificate can be used to secure many subdomains on one or more servers when there is no need to achieve a higher level of trustworthiness thanks to easy domain validation.

Thawte SSL 123 Wildcard £141.67 $745 DV NO 10 minutes 1-3 BuyDetail

SSL 123 Wildcard certificate

The least expensive Wildcard Thawte certificate. Issuing is based on the Domain Validation (DV), which enables the SSL certificate to be issued in a few minutes.
It is wise to use the SSL certificate for projects where the time to obtain the certificate, security usefulness and low cost play a vital role. It can be used in virtually every field requiring SSL communication, but mostly in intranet solutions, mail server security or simple web applications/sites.

Thawte Web Server Wildcard £258 $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.
Thawte Web Server Wildcard can be used when more subdomains need to be secured on more servers using just one SSL certificate. A perfect way to use it is for special website projects, for example on a server with more services, at webhosting providers, or in services withmany subdomains (like e-shops).

GeoTrust True BusinessID Wildcard £290.00 $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.
GeoTrust True BusinessID Wildcard certificate can be used when more subdomains need to be secured on more servers using just one SSL certificate. A perfect way to use it is for special website projects, for example on a server with more services, at webhosting providers, or in services with a lot of subdomains (like e-shops).

Symantec Secure Site Wildcard £1233 $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.

Symantec Secure Site Pro Wildcard £2500 $4975 OV NO 2 days 1-3 BuyDetail

Secure Site Pro Wildcard certificate

An SSL certificate that can be used to secure more subdomains on more servers with just one SSL certificate. Certificate is Pro variant of Symantec Wildcard and supports ECC algorithm, Vulnerability Assessment and Symantec Seal-in-Search.

Prices listed excl. VAT.