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What is an SSL certificate?

An SSL certificate is a digital certificate that authenticates the identity of a Web...

What is the difference between an SSL certificate and a Wildcard SSL certificate?

An SSL certificate secures a single domain name. A Wildcard SSL certificate...

How does an SSL certificate work?

An SSL certificate ensures safe, easy, and convenient Internet shopping. Once an...

What is "domain control validation"?

Before issuing an SSL certificate, the Certification Authority (CA) verifies that the...

What is a Wildcard SSL certificate?

A Wildcard SSL Certificate secures your Web site URL and all of its sub-domains. The...

What happens when my certificate expires?

If you allow a certificate to expire, the certificate becomes invalid, and you will no...

What is SSL?

SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer. SSL is the de facto standard for creating a...

How does the Certification Authority verify domain registrant information?

Before issuing an SSL certificate, the CA verifies that the person making the request...

What is the validation process for a High-Assurance SSL certificate?

Before the Certification Authority (CA) issues a High-Assurance SSL certificate, the...

Does an SSL certificate secure both www.yourpersonaldomainname.com and yourpersonaldomainname.com

Yes, a PTGWebDomains.com SSL certificate secures the common name (domain name)...

Which countries are currently supported for certificate issuance?

Our SSL certificates can be issued to individuals and companies worldwide but with the...

What Does it Mean to Re-Key a Certificate?

Re-keying is the process of replacing an existing SSL certificate. Specifically,...

What Does it Mean to Revoke a Certificate?

A certificate holder may request that his/her certificate is revoked – or...

What Does it Mean to Reissue a Certificate?

Reissuing a certificate means to reproduce an existing certificate. Certificates are...