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I don't really understand how this works. When installing an SSL, does your site get a different IP or why is the DNS change required?

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What DNS changes have you been told are required? –  Mike Scott Feb 17 '11 at 15:13
    
Like SpacemanSpiff said, there shouldn't be any changes to dns required. Can you expand on what dns change you think is required? –  squillman Feb 17 '11 at 15:13

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There shouldn't be any DNS changes "required" but the FQDN on the SSL certificate must match the URL looked up to resolve the website, or the certificate may need a wildcard at the front to server multiple potential hosts with a single cert. I've never had to make any "changes" to my records for SSL, but I did have to make sure that things matched.

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