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About to renew my certs, I have purchased EV SSL certs from namecheap. I am about to generate my CSRs but I am not sure for my primary domain if I specify "domain.com" for the domain or "www.domain.com". I understand that with the domain I will automatically get the "www" subdomain but I want to make absolutely sure I do this correctly. So when I render the CSR and specify the domain is it simply "domain.com" or "www.domain.com"? Also, hypothetically speaking, if I do everything correctly, can I expect any downtime as a result of this process? Thanks!

asked 24 Sep '13, 13:18

crabstance
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If you want the certificate to be issued for domain.com, then use domain.com.

If you want the certificate to be issued for www.domain.com, then use www.domain.com.

If you want the certificate to work for both of them, then let your certificate vendor know so that they can advise you as to which of their products best meets your needs.

You won't incur any downtime in the process of updating your certificates.

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answered 24 Sep '13, 13:47

seanf
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Thank you Sean, this is the second time you've helped me on this subject!

(24 Sep '13, 14:25) crabstance
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