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INFORMATIONAL: Industry deprecation of 3-year certificates



We want to inform you of upcoming industry deprecation of 3-year certificates.

The CA/Browser Forum approved Ballot 193 (link to which reduces the maximum validity period (or ”lifetime”) for Domain Validated (DV) or Organization Validated (OV) SSL/TLS certificates from 39 months to 27 months (825 days).

This is an industry-wide change required of all Certificate Authorities.

You will no longer be able to fulfill any orders for GeoTrust, RapidSSL, Symantec or Thawte branded SSL/TLS certificates with 3-year validity periods which are ordered after February 20, 2018.

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

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