Rate-limits question

I read the document about the rate-limits, will renew domain create a new order ?
The document says up to 300 new orders every three hours.

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Welcome to the Let's Encrypt Community :slightly_smiling_face:

Yes. Acquiring a renewal certificate is generally no different than acquiring a new certificate.

This is a notable exception:

Renewals are treated specially: they don’t count against your Certificates per Registered Domain limit, but they are subject to a Duplicate Certificate limit of 5 per week.

A certificate is considered a renewal (or a duplicate) of an earlier certificate if it contains the exact same set of hostnames, ignoring capitalization and ordering of hostnames. For instance, if you requested a certificate for the names [ www.example.com , example.com ], you could request four more certificates for [ www.example.com , example.com ] during the week. If you changed the set of hostnames by adding [ blog.example.com ], you would be able to request additional certificates.

Renewal handling ignores the public key and extensions requested. A certificate issuance can be considered a renewal even if you are using a new key.


Hi @levilu

please share your exact setup.

If you have some domains, you are not affected from that

rate limit.

That's only relevant if you have thousands of domains.

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