As of October 31, 2023, DigiCert will discontinue offering 4, 5, and 6-year plans for TLS and VMC certificates. However, 1, 2, and 3-year plans will still be available for your convenience.
This change applies to all certificates under the DigiCert brand, as well as those managed by DigiCert subsidiaries such as RapidSSL, GeoTrust, and Thawte.
Starting October 31, you can only purchase or request 1, 2, and 3-year Multi-year Plans for DigiCert TLS and VMC certificates. Rest assured, existing certificates with 4-6-year Multi-year Plans will continue to receive support.
To avoid any confusion or potential cancellations, please note that euroSSL.eu will stop selling 4, 5, and 6-year DigiCert certificates on October 25.
However, please be aware that this change does not impact Sectigo and Comodo SSL certificates. 4, 5, and 6-year SSL certificates will remain available under these brands.
What action should you take?
If you require a DigiCert (RapidSSL, GeoTrust, Thawte) SSL certificate with a validity of 4, 5, or 6 years, we recommend placing your order before October 25th.
What about your existing certificates?
For those currently holding 4, 5, and 6-year Multi-year Plans, your coverage remains unaffected.
You can continue to reissue and duplicate certificates under your Multi-year Plan until it expires.
For example, if you purchased a 5-year Multi-year Plan on April 10, 2023, your coverage extends until April 10, 2028.
What happens when it’s time to renew your DigiCert Multi-year Plan?
When the time comes to renew your Multi-year Plan, you will have the option to renew it as a 1, 2, or 3-year Multi-year Plan. We appreciate your understanding and continued trust in DigiCert as we strive to provide you with top-tier security solutions.
Why is DigiCert making this change?
According to DigiCert, they are optimizing their infrastructure to better support user experiences.
It seems that removing these Multi-year Plan options somehow helps them streamline existing product lines into a cleaner, more intuitive shopping environment.
We may not agree on this, but there’s no choice other than accepting it.