From August 19th 2020, SECTIGO issues SSL certificates with a maximum lifetime of 398 days (13 months) as specified by CA/Browser consortium. SSL certificates with a longer lifetime must be re-issued annually (free of charge). You'll receive reminders via e-mail. SSL certificates issued before August 19th 2020 remain valid until their planned expiry date. Code Signing & S/MIME certificates are not affected and remain valid until their planned expiry date.

DNS Auth / DNS validation via CNAME

For DNS validation a CNAME entry has to be added in your domains DNS settings.

You can use the following tool to check our DNS CNAME entry:

In this imaginary example the CNAME alias should be pointing to 

Example for testing your CNAME record in Linux:
nslookup -query=cname

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