Wildcard SSL Certificate

Lock up, encrypt your site data.

Starting at

C$399.99 /yr    
With a 3-yr term (33% savings)

C$599.99/year when you renew.4

Depending on your domain, yearly validation steps may be required. *

Serious savings on unlimited subdomains.

A single Wildcard SSL certificate encrypts data submitted to a single website (lilysbikes.com) and all its related subdomains (shop.lilysbikes.com, blog.lilysbikes.com, m.lilysbikes.com).

Strongest encryption on earth.

A GoDaddy Wildcard Certificate feature SHA-2 and 2048-bit encryption – the strongest in the world. Hackers beware.

Covers unlimited servers.

One GoDaddy Wildcard Certificate secures unlimited servers and subdomains, all from a single dashboard.

Get help when you need it.

If you have a question about Wildcard SSL certificates, call our security experts at 1-866-938-1119 for a quick resolution.

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Best suited for:
Personal websites
Organizations and business websites
eCommerce websites
Displays trust indicator in address bar
Auto-validation, issuance in minutes
Boosts Google® ranking
Strong SHA-2 & 2048-bit encryption
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Protects all subdomains (Wildcard SSL)
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We offer comprehensive Website Security and a full range of SSL certificates.
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Website Security

One stop solution: SSL certificate, malware scan and removal, firewall and backup recovery.

As low as

C$12.99 /mo

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Managed SSL Services

Hassle-free automated SSL installation, then ongoing SSL maintenance for the life of your plan.

As low as

C$159.99 /yr

DV SSL Certificate

Domain Validation SSL certificate that protects one personal website.

As low as

C$99.99 /yr


One certificate protects multiple domains. Save when you manage multiple SSLs (5 to 100 sites).

As low as

C$219.99 /yr

Organizational Validation (OV) SSL Certificate

Ideal for boosting credibility for businesses, non-profits and educational institutions.

As low as

C$149.99 /yr

Extended Validation (EV) SSL Certificate

Ideal for ecommerce websites and industries that may require higher security.

As low as

C$199.99 /yr

Wildcard SSL Certificate

Ideal for a single website and all its sub-domains.

As low as

C$399.99 /yr

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Easy disaster recovery, with daily backups and one-click restore.

As low as

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GoDaddy Wildcard Certificate Frequently asked questions.

Why are SSL term changes happening?

Starting on 2020-09-01 SSL/TLS certificates cannot be issued for longer than 13 months (397 days). Any SSL certificate bought after this date will have the new term length applied and those bought before will be grandfathered in. For more information check out this blog article that goes into more detail around the term change and GoDaddy’s response.

What is a Wildcard SSL Certificate?

Wildcard SSL certificates are single certificates with a wildcard character (*) in the domain name field. This allows the certificate to authenticate and provide HTTPS encryption to a website and all of its subdomains under the same base domain, protecting the exchange of valuable information visitors send to or receive from a website’s primary domain or its subdomains.

For example, let’s say you own lilysbikes.com and you need to encrypt your site, but you also need to make sure blog.lilysbikes.com and shop.lilysbikes.com are secure. A wildcard SSL lets you protect all three, as well as any other subdomains you might have.

Why should I get a Wildcard SSL?

Anyone looking to secure multiple subdomains under the same domain should consider getting a wildcard SSL certificate. Instead of having to install multiple certificates to cover each individual subdomain, you can use a Wildcard SSL to cover all of them.

What are the advantages of a GoDaddy Wildcard SSL Certificate?

First off, there’s no limit to the number of subdomains you can protect. If you have a large business site with many subdomains, all of them are covered under one certificate as long as they are at the same level.  

Additionally, when you have a lot of subdomains, it is significantly cheaper to get a wildcard certificate to cover all of them, instead of multiple individual certificates.

What types of GoDaddy Wildcard Certificates can I purchase?

Wildcard Certificates are available as Domain (DV) or Organization/Individual Validated (OV/IV) SSL certificates. Due to the industry requirements behind EV certificates, we are unable to issue a Wildcard EV SSL certificate.

Are there any servers that are incompatible with Wildcard SSL certificates?

If you are using an SSL certificate to cover multiple subdomains on a Microsoft Exchange server, you will need to purchase a UCC SSL certificate instead of a Wildcard SSL certificate, as Exchange requires that each subdomain is spelled out on the certificate for it to work correctly. This also ensures that older mobile devices will be able to properly connect to your Exchange certificate, as there are older mobile operating systems that are unable to recognize a Wildcard SSL certificate.

Can I combine SAN and Wildcard SSL certificates?

No. You cannot use a wildcard domain in a UCC certificate. In this case, you would need to evaluate your needs, as well as the number of subdomains you need to cover to determine which type of SSL certificate would work best for you.

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