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SSL Domain Name Mismatch with www

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by loadsysinc, Jun 29, 2006.

  1. loadsysinc

    loadsysinc Registered

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    Hello There,

    I finally got an SSL cert installed for a client, but I have an issue. When you try to access https via www.domain.com it says "Domain Name Mismatch" blah blah blah... Domain says www.domain.com but certificate says domain.com

    Why is this a problem? I got a certificate for the base domain.com , why shouldn't it work for both www. and .

    Anyone have a solution.

    Thanks.

    Lee
     
  2. Marty

    Marty Well-Known Member

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    Because that is the way SSL certs work. They are for a specific domain. In your case, it is for domain.com. www.domain.com is actually a subdomain that is parked on domain.com as a convenience due to the accepted usage of www with most domain names. You could get a wildcat cert to cover the domain and all subdomains, but the cost is higher. This is not a cpanel specific issue, but is actually just the way SSL certs work.
     
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