i've bought a "Protect 1 Website" ssl from godaddy http://www.godaddy.com/ssl/ssl-certificates.aspx

, and requested and downloaded a cert for domain "example.com", but when i access dev.example.com, the browser url bar display a error "ssl address mismatch", i'm wondering if i access www.example.com (the www.example.com is point to another server now), will this error still occur?

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    Could you give some more information about the certificate? Is this a wildcard certificate, does it have SAN's, what's the issued to address? – Reaces May 8 '14 at 8:18
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    it is not a wildcard – hkguile May 8 '14 at 8:20
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    Sorry, are you saying that you've bought a non-wildcard certificate for the domain name example.com, and it doesn't work when you use it to access the domain dev.example.com, and you're surprised? Have I understood correctly? – MadHatter May 8 '14 at 8:22
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    I'm afraid your certificate is not as all inclusive as you wish it to be, you'll need a wildcard for what you want to do. I suggest reading: hongkiat.com/blog/ssl-certs-guide – Reaces May 8 '14 at 8:28

Subdomains are not included. If you want to protect subdomains take a wildcard certificate or purchase a certificate for the subdomain.

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    The only exception might be that most certificates these days include the www.example.com alternative name without extra cost. So your access to www.example.com might still be OK. – Reaces May 8 '14 at 8:26
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    You can find that out easily by looking at the certificate – MichelZ May 8 '14 at 10:57

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