With CAcert.org losing trust in browsers and OSs and StartSSL providing only top-level domain certificates, are there any free SSL certificates providers for second-level domains?
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StartSSL does in fact offer free SSL certs for subdomains, though they are Class 1 certificates. You just have to go through a normal domain validation on the actual subdomain. Wildcard certificates (e.g.
*.example.com) are not available for free, and are only available when you purchase a Class 2 or 3 cert. I have used these free subdomain certificates on my various personal projects, and they validate in Safari, Chrome, Firefox, and IE just fine. You don't get the green status bar, but you wouldn't anyway without paying for extended validation.
As far as I am aware there is not. I don't believe that CAcert.org was really ever accepted widely by browsers if I remember right. You can get second-level domain certificates for fairly cheap though through GlobeSSL or SSLs.com and by fairly cheap I mean for about $10.00/year. I personally find SSLS.com easier to use than Globe but both are good.
StartSSL offers free class 1 personal certificates which are accepted by most browsers. However, to get any higher-level certificates, you will have to purchase.