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2-Year SSL Certificate Phase Out

On August 17, 2020, we are making a change to our SSL certificate offering. We will only offer SSL certificates that last one year. SSL certificates lasting two years will no longer be available for purchase.  

We are making this change because the certificate authority we use to validate SSL certificates is getting rid of their 2-year SSL certificates. This move is in response to web browsers, like Safari and Chrome, changing what SSL certificates they recognize. AS of September 1, 2020, some web browsers will soon no longer recognize SSL certificates that are longer than 398 days (about a year and one month). 

What does this mean for my existing 2-year SSL certificates?

If purchased and issued before September 1, 2020, the 2-year SSL certificate will still be valid for its given time frame. However, certificates purchased and issued after September 1, 2020, will not be valid if they last longer than 398 days. 

Can I still obtain SSL certificates from Pair?

Yes! All of our SSL certificate types are still available through Pair and will continue to be after August 17, 2020. The only change is that they can only be purchased for a year at a time. 

Will this affect my Let's Encrypt SSL certificates?

Not at all! Our Let's Encrypt certificates automatically renew every 90 days, so they are not affected by these changes. 

I want to get a 2-Year SSL certificate before August 17, 2020. Where do I go?

You can sign up for a 2-year SSL certificate by following these instructions and selecting the two year registration period. 

Please note that you will NOT be able to purchase 2-year certificates after August 17, 2020. 

Updated on August 7, 2020

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