What is the SSL difference between www.domain.com and domain.com?

The difference in coverage of www and non-www hostnames is determined by the technical features of a particular SSL. Single-domain and Wildcard certificates we provide support automatic coverage of both www and non-www domains.

The exception is Multi-Domain Certificates, these consider www.example.com and example.com to be two different domains.

The tables below represent www and non-www support for all SSL certificates offered by us.

SSL Product

Common name

Coverage

PositiveSSL

EssentialSSL

InstantSSL

InstantSSL Pro

PremiumSSL

EV SSL

www.example.com

example.com

www.sub.example.com

sub.example.com

www and non-www
PositiveSSL Wildcard

EssentialSSL Wildcard

PremiumSSL Wildcard

*.example.com

*.sub.example.com

 bare domain & all subdomains

PositiveSSL Multi-Domain

Multi-Domain SSL

Unified Communications

EV Multi-Domain SSL

www.example.com

example.com

www only

bare domain only