Certificate validity duration 27 months

  General Questions

Due to recent SSL updates introduced by the Certificate Authority and Browser (CA/B) Forum, starting March 1, 2018, 3-year SSL certificates will no longer be issued by any Certificate Authority.

This is why, as of February 20, 2018, SSLs.com has stopped issuing certificates longer than 27 months.

We wanted to make this change as smooth as possible and, for this reason, the following changes will take place:

  • 3-year certificates purchased and activated before February 20, 2018 are issued for the full duration and are not affected by the change.
  • 3-year certificates purchased before February 20, 2018, but not activated before the end of the day February 20, 2018, are no longer available for activation. You’ll need to contact our Support Team to obtain a full refund and order a 2-year certificate instead.
  • 3-year certificates re-issued after March 1, 2018 have been truncated to a maximum validity period of 27 months. The removed time from the certificate will not be lost if you reissue the certificate again before it expires, however. But, again, the duration of the certificate cannot be more than 27 months. If the certificate expires with time remaining on it from the initial purchase, no refund will be issued for the lost time.