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So I just followed this tutorial and set myself up a SSL certificate for my domain. Though, currently, the domain doesn't point to my server...

Do I need the domain to point to my server before I can request my certificate from GoDaddy? Or can I submit the certificate request, have them return the .crt then point the domain over when it's needed..?

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Not related to your question per se, but an awesome SSL resource: sslshopper.com –  Gomibushi Jul 29 '10 at 9:34

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Technically, you don't need to have a server up for an SSL certificate to be granted. GoDaddy's identity validation procedures may require one, and that I don't know about. But providing proof that you do in fact own the domain you're requesting the SSL certificate for should be sufficient.

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Aight, I've sent of the request. Cheers for the help. –  Hank Jul 29 '10 at 2:52

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