Just as an FYI, there is another kind of certificate as well called a Unified Communications Certificate. A wildcard can only be issued for
*.domain.com but a UCC certificate allows you to list up to 100 Fully Qualified Domain Names(FQDN) under any domain. The main reason to get one of these is that Microsoft isn't too keen on the wildcards for things like MS Domain controllers, Exchange, etc.
A Unified Communications Certificate (UCC) is an SSL certificate that secures multiple domain names and multiple host names within a domain name. A UCC lets you secure a primary domain name and up to 99 additional Subject Alternative Names (SANs) in a single certificate. UCCs are ideal for Microsoft® Exchange Server 2007, Exchange Server 2010, and Microsoft Live® Communications Server.
UCCs are compatible with shared hosting. However, the site seal and certificate "Issued To" information will only list the primary domain name. Please note that any secondary hosting accounts will be listed in the certificate as well, so if you do not want sites to appear 'connected' to each other, you should not use this type of certificate.
The main downside to UCC is that you have to list all your domains up front (wildcards don't require this). If the list ever changes you'll have to get a new certificate. Incidentally, Namecheap (only one I know of that does this) offers an Extended Validation UCC(you pay per domain, which means a 100 domain certificate is VERY expensive), which is the only way to have an EV certificate for more than one domain, as nobody offers EV Wildcards.