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Change the domain name (common name) on my SSL certificate

Updated Dec 14th, 2020 at 20:44 GMT

You can change your SSL certificate's common name, which is the primary domain name that the certificate secures and encrypts. How you change your common name depends on where your certificate is currently hosted:

HostingWhat to do
Primary domain on a tsoHost hosting account
  1. Uninstall your certificate from its currentlocation.
  2. Change the domain name on your hostingcPanel
  3. Follow the steps below.
Anywhere elseFollow the steps below.
  1. Go to your tsoHost Client area
  2. Go to Services → my Services
  3. Select the exact certificate in product list
  4. Click "login to Control panel"
  5. Select Change the site that your certificate protects.
  6. Select one of the following based on where your website is hosted:
  7. HostingWhat to do
    Shared hosting Select Move your certificate to one of yourhosted domains, and then select the domainname you want to use.
    ElsewhereSelect Change to a different domain and enterthe common name you want to use for thecertificate.
  8. Select Add Change.
  9. If you provided a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) from your server when you got your original SSL certificate and you're moving to a new server, you'll need to add an additional change to re-key the certificate with a CSR from the new server. Select Re-Key your certificate, paste the new CSR, and select Add Change.
  10. Select Submit All Changes.

Note: With an Organization Validation (Premium and Wildcard and Extended Validation SSLs), you can only change the common name, not the organization's information