OVERVIEW

SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is the standard security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a web server and a browser. This link ensures that all data passed between the web server and browsers remain private and integral. SSL is an industry standard and is used by millions of websites in the protection of their online transactions with their customers. If you do business online, you need SSL protection! SSL Certificate provides data encryption (scrambling of data to prevent tampering during transmissions) and validation (verification of the business behind the website). When a website visitor enters SSL-protected areas of your website, your SSL certificate automatically creates an encrypted connection with the visitor's browser. Once the connection is complete, a padlock icon and HTTPS prefix will appear in the visitor's browser bar to show them that it is safe to share their personal details.

Domain Validation process

Domain Validation SSL certificates are the most quickly issued products we have. It takes 3-5 minutes to issue SSL once verification passed. No paperwork requires, all you need is to control your domain.

The ONLY Step - DCV process

DCV (Domain Control Validation) is a verification of domain name ownership. It is possible to validate domain via multiple methods as below:

via E-mail (Most popular)

DCV via e-mail is the most traditional method to pass ownership verification. Certification Center sends mail to administrative contact of your domain. The mail contains a unique validation code and link. Visit the link and enter the code to pass domain control.

via DNS CNAME

To validate domain via DNS CNAME record, you need use hashes that we extract from the CSR codes submitted by you. It may take up to 24 hours to validate domain; it depends on your DNS server TTL.

via HTTP/HTTPS Hash file

Quick and easy method to pass domain validation as it requires to upload a text (.txt) file with hashes extracted from your CSR code. The file must be accessible from the web. Use HTTPS method when SSL already in use and website available via HTTPS://

Extra STEP - Brand Validation (Optional)

In some cases, certification centers may require manual verification if an order marked as Brand validation. Typically it takes around 48-72 hours to check, issue or reject and order in such cases. There are several cases why order can freeze for manual check:

The order is from countries like South Korea, North Korea, Sudan, Afghanistan, Iran or Iraq.

Domain name includes famous brand name, for example, sony-shop.net, dellshop.com or facebook.com. For example domain name is "sibmama.com", but validation system may read it as "sIBMama" and flag "IBM" brand.

Domain name has "stop words", for example: pay, online, secure, booking, shop, bank, transfer, money, e-payment, payment, protection, violence, and others.

Business Validation process

Business validation process includes three phases: domain ownership check, company verification, and a callback. The process takes around 2-5 working days if all documents are correct and supplied on time.

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First Step - DCV process

DCV (Domain Control Validation) is a verification of domain name ownership. It is possible to validate domain via multiple methods as below:

via E-mail (Most popular)

DCV via e-mail is the most traditional method to pass ownership verification. Certification Center sends mail to administrative contact of your domain. The mail contains a unique validation code and link. Visit the link and enter the code to pass domain control.

via DNS CNAME

To validate domain via DNS CNAME record, you need use hashes that we extract from the CSR codes submitted by you. It may take up to 24 hours to validate domain; it depends on your DNS server TTL.

via HTTP/HTTPS Hash file

Quick and easy method to pass domain validation as it requires to upload a text (.txt) file with hashes extracted from your CSR code. The file must be accessible from the web. Use HTTPS method when SSL already in use and website available via HTTPS://

2.

Second Step - Organization validation

To pass Business/Organization validation, you may need to provide some official documents to certification center. Mostly they require Business License/Article of Incorporation/Registration application. You can submit them via e-mail in PDF/JPG format.

Option A (Most popular)

Company legal existence checks via public government database using company name or unique idetification number (registration number)

Option B

Company can be checked via public 3rd party databases as below:
Duns & Bradstreet
Hoovers
Companies House GOV.UK
Lursoft.lv

Option C

Company address can be verified using one of the documents:
- Articles of Incorporation (with address)
- Government Issued Business License (with address)
- Copy of a recent company bank statement (you may blacken out the Account Number)
- Copy of a recent company phone bill
- Copy of a recent major utility bill of the company (i.e. power bill, water bill, etc.) or current lease agreement for the company

3.

Third Step - Callback process

The last step is a callback process. For Business Validation SSL vendors use automated callback process. Comodo robot calls you on the verified number and tells you a verification code. To validate official phone number you can use any of the options:

Option A

Certification Center verifies phone number via public Yellow pages Databases like http://www.numberway.com OR http://world.192.com

Option B

Vendor may verify number via trusted/government databases like
Duns & Bradstreet OR Hoovers.

Option C

Verified legal opinion or accountant letter signed notary. Certification center may verify notary legality.

Extended Validation process

Extended Validation SSL certificates are the most trusted and verified SSL products. It takes around 4-7 working days to pass the validation in case all documents are correct and provided on time. Please be patient, as the process may takes your time.

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First Step - Send documents

The Comodo requires starting verification with filling two special forms while Symantec/Thawte/GeoTrust will first review order (2-3 working days) and will send forms later directly to you.

You will receive individual forms within 2-3 working days from certification center

2.

Second Step - Organization validation

To pass Business/Organization validation, you may need to provide some official documents to certification center. Mostly they require Business License/Article of Incorporation/Registration application. You can submit them via e-mail in PDF/JPG format.

Option A (Most popular)

Company legal existence checks via public government database using company name or unique idetification number (registration number)

Option B

Company can be checked via public 3rd party databases as below:
Duns & Bradstreet
Hoovers
Companies House GOV.UK
Lursoft.lv

Option C

Company address can be verified using one of the documents:
- Articles of Incorporation (with address)
- Government Issued Business License (with address)
- Copy of a recent company bank statement (you may blacken out the Account Number)
- Copy of a recent company phone bill
- Copy of a recent major utility bill of the company (i.e. power bill, water bill, etc.) or current lease agreement for the company

3.

Third Step - Callback process

The last step is a callback process. For Business Validation SSL vendors use automated callback process. Comodo robot calls you on the verified number and tells you a verification code. To validate official phone number you can use any of the options:

Option A

Certification Center verifies phone number via public Yellow pages Databases like http://www.numberway.com OR http://world.192.com

Option B

Vendor may verify number via trusted/government databases like
Duns & Bradstreet OR Hoovers.

Option C

Verified legal opinion or accountant letter signed notary. Certification center may verify notary legality.