How long does it take for domain to accept Lets Encrypt?

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My domain

I ran this command:

It produced this output:

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It takes a few seconds to issue a certificate.

Sometimes ACME clients will have other delays, but that’s outside of Let’s Encrypt’s control.

Why do you ask?

Hi @Whino

checking your domain there is a new wildcard certificate, created today -

Issuer not before not after Domain names LE-Duplicate next LE
Let's Encrypt Authority X3 2019-09-13 2019-12-12 *, - 2 entries duplicate nr. 1

The certificate looks good, because it has the two domain names main-domain + wildcard.

But the certificate isn't used, there is a Sectigo-certificate with another domain name:

CN=*, OU=COMODO SSL Wildcard, 
OU=Domain Control Validated
expires in 654 days	*, - 2 entries

Looks like you have to install the certificate.


Thanks for your quick reply.

Until now I have had a paid for SSL certificate on my website which I purchased through my host I only recently realised they offered a let’s encrypt SSL free of charge. My site doesn’t have any transactions associated with it to speak of so, with a week to go, I cancelled the paid for SSL several hours ago and added a Let’s encrypt SSL

I’ve also got some websites on which is where I discovered Lets Encrypt. When I added SSL to those it took just a few minutes but my main site, the one on Ipage, is showing as insecure.

Any help would be much appreciated


Tony Sellick

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Thanks very much for your help. I contacted Ipage and they installed the certificate properly. It’s now working:-)
Kind Regards


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