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Why can’t I get a Wildcard Extended Validation (EV) SSL Certificate?

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Extended Validation (EV) SSL Certificates provide a higher level of assurance than older and existing types of SSL Certificates.  In order to ensure that EV SSL Certificates are not issued fraudulently or misused after issuance, the regulatory body governing the issuance of EV SSL Certificates known as the CA/B Forum decided to require that issuing CA's validate the legitimacy of each and every Web address to which an EV SSL Certificate is assigned.  Therefore, the issuance of "Wildcard" EV SSL Certificates for Web addresses such as "*" is not permitted.  If you would like to purchase multiple EV SSL Certificates to replace your Organizationally Validated Wildcard SSL Certificate, contact Customer Support to inquire about our volume discounts.