A major cost for SSL certificate companies is the cost per acquisition to obtain customers. In light of this, these companies provide aggressive reseller discounts for volume sales and we pass on these savings to you. When you order from .DNR you get the exact same certificate, issued and validated by the SSL company of your choice. The only difference is the amount you save!
Priced as low as $45 per year we offer the ability to lock in
rates with multi-year certificates (up to 5 years). When you purchase a
multi-year certificate you don't just save money on the per year cost but you
also save the time and expense of yearly certificate signing request generation
and certificate installation. If you have ever had a client frantically
call saying their site is giving a security expired warning error in the browser
you know the benefit of multi-year certificates.
Prices are listed per year. Multi-year certificates are available for purchase up to 5 years at one time.
Offered certificates are trusted by over 99% of browsers:
Enhanced Validation Certificates (For US Companies only at this time):
Enhanced validation is a second visual tier over the lock in the address bar that regular certificates provide. Enhanced validation certificates provide a green address bar and have verification procedures to certify the applying organization is who they say they are.
Internet Explorer Enhanced Validation Green address bar example:
FireFox Enhanced Validation Green address bar example:
Learn more about SSL certificates:
SSL Certificates secure communications between your website visitor web browsers and your web server. SSL certificates are similar to domain names in that they must be renewed on a yearly basis and can be purchased for multiple years. While a domain renewal is typically hassle free, an SSL certificate is a bit more work since you must generate at the server a certificate request and then provide this when creating your certificate. Once the certificate authority authenticates your CSR and request, they will issue the certificate which must be installed on the server. For this reason, customers frequently secure multiple years of their SSL certificate at one time which saves having to generate a new CSR the next year and reinstall a new certificate.
While the certificate industry may appear to have many competing vendors, the majority are owned by a single company: Verisign. We sell certificates from these vendors and pass on our bulk purchase savings to you. You get the exact same certificate you would if you purchased directly but for a fraction of the cost. In fact, you will be emailed with instructions to claim your certificate from the certificate vendor, not us. It is not often you can obtain the exact same product for a substantially reduced price with no strings attached. Furthermore, certificates are valid for the period of years purchased and do not auto renew. There is no lock in so when your certificate expires you are free to renew with any vendor you wish but as detailed previously you will need to create a new CSR and install a new certificate at that time.
The truth of pricing and industry
Which product is best?
It really depends on your needs. Focus on the primary benefit which is securing communication between the web site and client (browser). All certificates do this. In the early days (5+ years ago) browser compatibility was a major issue but no longer is as very few people use very old browsers anymore. The end result is a very easy choice: select the certificate that is the cheapest that still meets your needs. The real value levels are as follows:
Basic certificate: lock shows in browser, secures connection
Site seal: lock in browser, secures connection, plus a site seal (image, sometimes dynamic, which customers can click though to confirm your site certificate matches the listed domain owner)
Enhanced Validation (EV): lock in browser, secures connection, site seal, green address bar (provides additional ease of mind to customers). Only available to US companies.
We also offer the best pricing on
wildcard certificates that operate on all subdomains (i.e. *.yourdomain.com)
starting at $140 per year. Please email
if you have any SSL specific inquiries.