What is a Fully Qualified Domain Name?

A Fully Qualified Domain Name is also called the 'Domain Name' or 'Common Name'.

During the create of a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) you are asked for the 'Domain Name' or 'Common Name'.

As an example, if you wish your secure area to be http://www.hostingireland.ie/ then the 'Domain Name' or 'Common Name' is www.hostingireland.ie

As you can see, the 'Domain Name' or 'Common Name' does not include the 'https://'. So, when a Fully Qualified Domain Name is requested it means the entire domain name, as in the example, secure.yourdomain.com or www.yourdomain.com. Please note our certs now automatically both www.yourdomain.com and yourdomain.com when ordered for either Fully Qualified Domain
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