The Go Daddy Group, Inc., parent company of GoDaddy.com, the No. 1 registrar of domain names, announced today that it has augmented its existing Secure SSL Certificate offerings with new Wildcard SSL Certificates that cover multiple sub-domains.
Sub-domains are domains that share the same base domain, e.g., www.godaddy.com, registrar.godaddy.com, whois.godaddy.com, etc.
With Go Daddy’s new Wildcard SSL Certificate, individuals and companies can purchase and install one Secure SSL Certificate that covers all of their sub-domains, rather than purchase numerous secure certificates for each sub-domain. As an added benefit, the Wildcard SSL Certificate covers sub-domains created by customers subsequent to the purchase of the Wildcard SSL Certificate.
“The Wildcard SSL Certificate is the perfect solution for customers with extensive Web sites and sub-domains,” says Bob Parsons, president and found of The Go Daddy Group, recently ranked No. 8 on the Inc. 500 list of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies. “When we entered the Secured Certificate market in the first quarter of this year, we knew it was important to augment our offerings with a comprehensive Wildcard SSL Certificate that saves customers both time and money.”
Go Daddy previously offered only Turbo (domain only validation) and High Assurance (full company or individual validation) secure certificates. Now, customers wishing to cover multiple sub-domains with a single certificate can take advantage of Go Daddy’s two new offerings, Turbo Wildcard or High Assurance Wildcard SSL Certificates.
Regardless of the customer’s ultimate choice, all Go Daddy Secure SSL Certificates ensure that all information exchanges and purchases at the web site are secure and 128-bit encrypted with industry-standard secure sockets layer technology.
With prices starting as low as $199.99/year for the Turbo Wildcard SSL Certificate, Go Daddy’s certificates are priced well below its competitors’ prices, some of which charge as much as $1499.00/year.
“Go Daddy is committed to providing the best products at the lowest possible prices,” adds Parsons. “For years, consumers have paid unnecessary, exorbitant sums of money for Secure SSL Certificates, but we have removed the monetary barrier to entry into the Internet marketplace.”