Yes your read it right, soon your wait for FREE Wildcard SSL is going to be reality ? You will ask me who is offering FREE Wildcard SSL , its again the good guys from Let’s Encrypt.
Recently I came across there blog post which says they are planing the launch of WildCard SSL by Jan 2018 , and the best part is they are planing to offer is FREE of Cost.
Let’s Encrypt says :
“Let’s Encrypt is currently securing 47 million domains via our fully automated DV certificate issuance and management API. This has contributed heavily to the Web going from 40% to 58% encrypted page loads since Let’s Encrypt’s service became available in December 2015. If you’re excited about wildcard availability and our mission to get to a 100% encrypted Web, we ask that you contribute to our summer fundraising campaign.”
Wildcard certificates will be offered free of charge via our upcoming ACME v2 API endpoint. We will initially only support base domain validation via DNS for wildcard certificates, but may explore additional validation options over time. We encourage people to ask any questions they might have about wildcard certificate support on our community forums.”