Ordering a Standard SSL Certificate

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DNSimple provides an SSL certificate interface you can use to order a new SSL certificate.

All standard SSL certificates sold by DNSimple are valid for at least one year from their issue date. Sixty days before the certificate expires, you will begin receiving renewal notices.

Before starting

To order an SSL certificate you need a DNSimple account. To finalize the order, the account must be subscribed to a DNSimple plan.

You are not required to keep an active subscription to access the certificate, however some features, such as certificate renewal or auto-renewal, will not be available when you unsubscribe.

You can order an SSL certificate for a domain, even if the domain is hosted elsewhere or registered with another registrar. You are not required to transfer or host a domain with us to purchase a Sectigo SSL certificate.

Please ensure you comply with the all the technical requirements in our Getting Started with SSL Certificates page before ordering the certificate.

For more details about the configuration, approval, and installation of the certificate, read the Getting Started with SSL Certificates article, or follow the instructions on the site after you purchase the SSL certificate order.

If you are looking to renew an existing certificate, read the renewing article.

Ordering a Standard SSL certificate

Getting a new SSL certificate is a multi-step process that involves several parties: the customer (you), DNSimple, and the certificate authority. Before purchasing an SSL certificate, read the Getting Started with SSL certificates article to make sure you are familiar with the SSL certificate process.

The order is the first step in getting an SSL certificate. It will create an SSL certificate order that represents a request for a certificate to the CA.

Ordering a certificate
  1. Log into DNSimple with your user credentials.
  2. If you have more than one account, select the relevant one.
  3. If the domain is not already in your account, follow the instructions to add a domain without transferring it.
  4. If the domain is already in your account, on the top-nav menu, click the tab, locate the relevant domain, and click on the name to access the domain page.
  5. Select the SSL Certificates tab, and click to start the order.
  6. Click under the Sectigo SSL option.
  7. Follow the instructions to order the certificate.

    1. Read this article to determine the appropriate host name of your SSL certificate.
    2. Enter the certificate common name. Use an * to order a wildcard certificate.
    3. ECDSA is selected for you by default, but you can select RSA as the signature algorithm if your particular scenario requires it.
    4. Leave the CSR option unchecked, unless you really need to provide a custom CSR. The easiest thing to do is to have us automatically generate the CSR (and a new private key to go with it). Make sure to read our private key policy.
    5. Submit the order.

Purchase a Certificate

The certificate price will be held on your card immediately. Your card will be charged once the certificate is issued. If the issuance fails, funds will be released.

Next steps

Once you order the certificate, you will have to go through the steps of configuring, verifying, and installing the certificate in order to receive the certificate.

See getting started with SSL certificates.