What are the pre-requisites for using an SSL Certificate on my domain?

You must have a registered domain before you can use SSL certificates. Other important things to have before SSL certificate can be issued for your site are:  

- An active hosting account. 
- A CSR (Certificate Signing Request) generated on your web server with the correct domain/common name. 
- Correct contact information on WHOIS record for the domain.
- Business validation documents (not necessary for domain validated certificates).

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