Multi-year certificates allow you to pay a single discounted price for two or three years of SSL certificate coverage. When you purchase a multi-year SSL certificate, you lock in a single price for up to 3 years of coverage.
Initially, you will receive a certificate that is valid for the Certificate Authority Browser Forum's maximum allowed term (1 year and 1 month) with the right to unlimited certificate reissues during the order period.
Automated reissuance will occur automatically throughout the term to ensure continued protection for your website.
For example, a 2-year SSL certificate order works as follows:
SSL certificates must be revalidated periodically. The maximum certificate lifetime is 13 months, requiring revalidation annually.
- Enjoy increasing discounts for each year of coverage that you purchase.
- Remove the hassle of annual billing.
- Annual validation. Yearly validation of identity in shorter validity certificates prevents potential fraud and spoofing.