3-Year SSL/TLS Certificates Discontinued

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

3-Year SSL/TLS Certificates Discontinued

We want to inform you that starting February 20, 2018, you will no longer be able to order GeoTrust, RapidSSL, or Symantec branded SSL/TLS certificates with 3-year validity period.

This is an industry-wide change required of all Certificate Authorities.
The CA/Browser Forum approved Ballot 193 which reduces the maximum validity period for DV or OV certificates from 39 months to 27 months.

Important Note: If you currently have a certificate from GeoTrust, RapidSSL, or Symantec which is valid for 3 years or more, it should continue to work as intended for the remainder of the certificate's term. No action related to this industry-wide change is required.

If you must replace or reissue your 3-year certificate for any reason after February 20th, 2018, you will receive a replacement certificate with the remaining term left on your original certificate or 825 days maximum. We can work with you to address any discrepancies of certificate validity and payment terms.






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