Domain Validated (DV) SSL Certificates

The validation procedure is less rigorous for a Domain Validated SSL Certificate. When issuing a Domain Validated SSL Certificate, the Certification Authority checks only that the applicant's name and contact information matches the registration information in the WHOIS database for the domain name associated with the applied for SSL Certificate. No company identity information is vetted and no information is displayed other than encryption information within the Secure Site Seal. Because CAs aren't required to validate the legitimacy of the applicant's business, Domain Validated SSL Certificates are a good choice for businesses where customers will not be transmitting sensitive data or are less concerned about website security issues like identity assurance.