June 1, 2018

Secure websites and subdomains with SSL for free through 1&1’s wildcard certificate

Encryption with SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is a central element for Internet security. SSL is typically applied wherever personal data such as passwords, payment and contact information, or internal company information is transmitted online. To assist website operators to protect their domain including all subdomains, 1&1 is now offering a free SSL wildcard certificate with every hosting package.

Simplified security

1&1 has made it possible for website owners to transmit encrypted data transmission online with a DV (Domain Validated) SSL certificate for free since 2016. Now, 1&1 is going one step further by offering one free DV Wildcard certificate per customercontract in all packages that are offered. Users of the Wildcard certificate can expect to receive protection of their main domain and an unlimited number of subdomains. Website operators also have the option to secure several website sections such as a content area, retail pages and help areas (e.g.: blog.mywebsite.com, shop.mywebsite.com and help. mywebsite.com) all at once, which also considerably simplifies HTTPS provisioning.

Make a mark with SSL

An SSL-encrypted website is identified by HTTPS and a green lock symbol in the web browser, ensuring visitors that it is a secure site that they can trust and that sensitive data will remain confidential and authentic with the website operator. For search engines like Google, SSL is also a positive feature and leads to better ranking of websites and online retailers that are displayed in search results. 1&1 has also developed a new SSL infrastructure that guarantees fast domain validation within minutes of online installation and also blocks in all data traffic.

With just one click, the following customers and subscribers will all have access to the free certificate:

The free SSL Wildcard is provided in partnership with Digicert, the world’s largest certificate issuer and Internet security expert. 1&1 also offers additional SSL certificates for a fee, which differ in their additional level of security, validation and specific application area (websites, blogs, companies, organizations and online shops). For more information, please visit: https://www.1and1.com/ssl-certificate.