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Replace your existing SSL for FREE Comodo SSL*

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How to get the free SSL replacement

We'll swap it out for the remaining time on your existing SSL certificate — for free. Get a free Comodo SSL to replace your Symantec SSL. No strings attached.

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Namecheap makes it easy to replace your Symantec SSL certificate.

Most Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. Where can I read more about the Google and Symantec issue?
    You can read more here.

  2. Is the Comodo SSL replacement for my Symantec SSL really free?
    Yes! You do not have to pay in advance or commit to any subscription. We are offering a free Comodo SSL for the duration of your Symantec SSL certificate. When that period ends, we will email you to invite you to extend your certificate. If you would like to extend your Comodo SSL with Namecheap, you simply need to pay a fee based on the remaining months of the certificate. If not, we will not charge you anything and your existing certificate will be revoked.

  3. Am I obliged to buy a new SSL from Namecheap?
    No, you do not need to commit to buy anything from us. We are replacing your SSL for free. We will not ask you to provide your credit card or any other payment method for the free replacement period.

  4. Is this offer applicable only for existing Namecheap customers?
    No, this offer is available for anyone who has a current single or multi domain validation Symantec SSL.

  5. So how exactly does this work? Can you give me an example?
    Sure! For example, let’s say you bought a single domain Symantec SSL for your online shop through another provider. It expires in three months. By signing up with Namecheap now, you can replace that SSL with a Comodo SSL for those remaining three months for no additional cost or obligation.

    Once you sign up, Comodo will issue your site for 24 months. At the end of the free period, you can choose to extend your SSL. And don’t worry, we’ll send you a reminder email with the option to extend. At that point, you can choose to extend for one year or to the end of the certificate period, or, if you wish, you can let the certificate expire with no further obligation.

  6. Can I use the free Comodo SSL for a different domain?
    No, you can use it only on domains that currently carry a Symantec SSL certificate.

  7. Can I choose which Comodo SSL I want?
    Our platform will match you automatically with a similar Comodo SSL based on the original Symantec SSL you have.

  8. For which SSLs is this offer valid?
    The offer is valid for Symantec, GeoTrust, Thawte, RapidSSL single and multi domain SSLs. The platform will match you with a similar single or multi domain Comodo SSL (EV, OV, DV).

  9. How will I be able to extend my Comodo SSL after the free period ends?
    We will send you a reminder email and you will be able to visit our website to extend the current certificate for the remaining months on the certificate at the current price. If you choose to extend your certificate, there will be no additional paperwork required.

  10. How much will I have to pay after the free period ends to purchase a new SSL?
    At Namecheap, we always offer competitive prices. For example, we currently sell the Comodo EV SSL for $75.88/year. You can view our current offers at any time on our website.

  11. When can I expect my new certificate to be issued?
    Because of the nature of SSL validation, it takes the Certificate Authority some time to process all requests. Below we list the time it should take for your new Comodo SSL to be ready.

    • DV - 60 minutes or less

    • OV - A minimum of 12 hours. On average 1-3 business days

    • EV - A minimum of 24 hours. On average 5-7 business days

  12. Why should I buy an SSL from Namecheap?
    We offer top-notch customer service and the lowest prices anywhere. Namecheap is committed to security and privacy for all users. We’re proud to be your trusted partner in online commerce.

  13. When does this offer expire?
    There is currently no expiration date for the free Comodo SSL offer.

  14. Why should I get a Comodo SSL?
    Comodo SSL is the #1 SSL Certificate Authority in the world, and Comodo certificates are recognized as secure across all browsers. With Comodo SSLs, you can:

    • Reassure your customers that they are on a trusted site

    • Boost consumer confidence with the green browser bar validation

    • Reduce shopping cart abandonment

    • Increase conversion rates

    • Protect your customers from phishing attacks

  15. What do I do if I have replacement issues or other questions?
    Contact our customer service team at

  • The free Comodo Certificate will cover the remaining original time of your current Symantec SSL and can be applied only to the domain associated with that SSL.

  • At the expiration date of your free replacement SSL certificate, Namecheap will contact you with instructions how to extend your new Comodo SSL.

  • After the free replacement period, a customer may choose to extend the current certificate by paying Namecheap for the remaining period on the certificate, at a cost. If the customer chooses not extend after the free period, the certificate will be revoked.

  • Some orders may be flagged for an additional "Brand Validation" procedure by the Certificate Authority. This is a necessary security measure to verify your site. If the order is flagged for Brand Validation, SSL issuance will be delayed for a period of time deemed necessary by the Certificate Authority.

  • Our platform will match you automatically with a similar Comodo SSL based on the original Symantec SSL you have.

  • Valid for Symantec, GeoTrust, Thawte, RapidSSL single or multi domain SSLs.

  • The remaining lifetime of your Symantec SSL should not exceed 2 years (24 months).

  • Comodo certificate(s) will be issued for the maximum validity term of 24-months.

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