How do I change the domain name on my SSL certificate?
This article will show you how to change your SSL certificate’s domain name (aka common name).
In order to change the domain name on your SSL certificate, you’ll need to follow
If you’re using a Website Builder or Online Shop package, please read the following article: How do I change the domain name associated with my Website Builder package?
If your SSL certificate is assigned to the primary domain on a 123 Reg cPanel Web Hosting package, you’ll need to perform the following actions:
- Revoke your SSL certificate
- Change the domain name on your hosting plan
- Follow the steps outlined below
Similarly, if your SSL certificate is hosted anywhere else, simply follow the steps outlined below.
Please note: this article only applies to SSL certificates purchased after December 2021.
If you have an Extended SSL certificate, you will only be able to change the domain name and not the business information.
Start by logging in to your 123 Reg Control Panel.
From there, select SSL Certificates within the ‘Manage active products’ section. Next, select Manage opposite Manage SSL Certificates.
This will take you to the SSL overview page, where you will see all your purchased SSL certificates. Simply click Manage opposite the certificate you wish to cancel.
You will now be taken to your SSL Certificate dashboard, which features a different interface and URL to our main site.
From here, scroll down to the Manage Certificate section and click Change the site that your certificate protects.
You may receive 2 different options: ‘Move your certificate to one of your hosted domains’ and ‘Change to a different domain’.
If your website is hosted on a shared hosting plan, select the option Move your certificate to one of your hosted domains and then select the domain name you wish to use.
Alternatively, you can select Change to a different domain and enter the domain name you wish to use.
Once you’ve selected your preferred option, click Add Change.
Once you’ve done this, a new icon will appear next to the ‘Change the site that your certificate protects’ heading, confirming that your change is ready!
If, however, you’re moving to a new server and provided a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) when you received your original SSL certificate, you’ll need to re-key your SSL certificate with a CSR from your new server.
Once you have your new CSR, click Re-Key your certificate.
Paste your new CSR into the Certificate Signing Request (CSR) field that appears, including the ——–BEGIN NEW CERTIFICATE REQUEST—- and —-END CERTIFICATE REQUEST—- sections.
Once done, click Add Change.
Once you’ve done this, click Submit All Changes to finish the process.