Website security is essential to conducting business online. That’s because today’s online customers know to look for a closed padlock and "https" in the URL. It tells them a website is safe. When an SSL Certificate is installed on your website, it delivers the protection your customers need and activates the visual cues to let them know they can trust your site.
SSL or Secure Sockets Layer encrypts data so that it can securely move from your customer to your web server. It’s used to protect confidential data, such as personal details or credit card information.
When you buy a Register.com SSL Certificate you will need to provide information we will verify or validate.
The validation process makes sure SSL Certificates are sold to legally qualified entities. How it works depends on the SSL Certificate type:
DV Certificates are issued after verifying the registration of the domain. This is done using an email-based validation process that checks information from the WHOIS database. DV Certificates are validated and issued within minutes.*
OV Certificates are issued after verifying whether the business is legitimate. This is done by manually checking credentials such as a Dun & Bradstreet number, articles of incorporation, WHOIS, passport, driver's license, etc. Our Basic, Advanced and Wildcard Certificates fall under the Organizational Validation process.
EV Certificates provide a higher level of validation and are available only to business and government entities, not individuals. The process is more rigorous and detailed, and will require additional steps. These steps may include getting signatures from several people within the company or legally verifying the business exists.
In addition to showing the padlock and HTTPS that say your site is safe, EV Certificates include a green browser address bar.
Once validation is complete, your SSL Certificate is issued electronically and is ready for installation on your website. If your site is hosted with Register.com, much of this installation process is automated for you.
Establishing a secure connection during a transaction takes just four steps:
* After completion of verification process, and based on system availability
Please add only one Certificate per unique website