Organization Validation does more than validate your
domain—it verifies your business as a legal entity.
The primary reason for a website to obtain an OV SSL Certificate
is to encrypt a website user’s sensitive information during transactions.
Our Basic, Advanced and Wildcard are categorized
as Organizational Validation (OV) Certificates.
An OV Certificate is issued only after verifying/confirming the
legitimacy of your business. This is done by using currently established
and accepted vetting processes, like manually checking credentials such
as Dun & Bradstreet numbers, articles of incorporation, WHOIS database
information, passport, driver's license, etc. You move through the
various stages of validation using Register.com Account Manager.
We also will send email communications to you to help you in the process.
Upon receipt of all documentation, the process is completed.
For the Basic Certificate this process can take 2-4 business days.
However, it can be expedited to one business day with the purchase
of the Advanced Certificate.
Once all validation is complete, the SSL Certificate is issued
electronically and is ready for installation on the website.
If the site is hosted with Register.com, much of this installation
process is automated. If the website is not hosted with Register.com,
please contact that provider.