SSL Expiration Date


#1

My domain is: www.gesampleroom.com

We received an email saying that the ssl certificate is set to expire for a domain www.gesampleroom.com that isn’t on our list within siteground. Any idea what’s going on with that. We just want to make sure we aren’t missing something obvious.


#2

Hi,

Do you own that domain?

If not, you could simply ignore that… There might be some user that does not want let’s encrypt to record their email address type in others email.

Thank you


#3

we do own the domain. we used to have a website with that URL, but now it’s used for webforwarding to gesampleroom.net


#4

would we need to renew the SSL if it’s only used for webforwarding?


#5

Webforwarding is a step on the HTTP or HTML level after the TLS connection is made if there are HTTPS links to that URL. So yes, I would recommend renewing the cert even for just web forwarding.


#6

ok. going back to my original point though. The email says that gesampleroom.com is expiring, but I don’t have an entry for that on my list in my siteground account.


#7

Hi @hostmaster_ge

you have a redirect list:

http://www.gesampleroom.com/ -> http://www.gesampleroom.net/ -> http://gesampleroom.net/

and a second

http://gesampleroom.com/ -> http://www.gesampleroom.net/

But checking https://www.gesampleroom.com/ - there is a timeout (20 seconds). Same with https://gesampleroom.com.

So there is no https - configuration. So you don’t use the certificate found there:

https://transparencyreport.google.com/https/certificates?cert_search_auth=&cert_search_cert=&cert_search=include_expired:false;include_subdomains:false;domain:gesampleroom.com&lu=cert_search

If this is only a http redirect, your provider of https://www.gesampleroom.com/ may not configure a https-version.

So you can ignore the mail.

If you are running a dedicated own server, then you may be able to configure that. But the ip addresses are different:

D:\temp>nslookup www.gesampleroom.net.
Name: gesampleroom.net
Address: 37.60.235.145
Aliases: www.gesampleroom.net

D:\temp>nslookup www.gesampleroom.com.
Name: www.gesampleroom.com
Address: 205.178.189.131

Looks like you had an older configuration with this certificate. But now you have changed your configuration -> so your old provider doesn’t support a https - redirect. So ignore the mail.


#8

sounds good.

thank you very much for the detailed explanation. I appreciate the help.

Have a great day!


#9

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