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Domain Validated (DV) Certificates

An easy and affordable way to protect your site

Domain Validated (DV) certificates are a fast and simple way to secure your website with industry-standard up to 256-bit encryption. The process of obtaining one of these SSL certificates couldn’t be easier and is usually handled with just a standard email. A file-based authentication method can also be used and is recommended if you have direct access to the server that hosts your domain name.

In order to receive a DV certificate from one of our trusted Certification Authorities (CAs), all you have to do is prove that you own the domain that you wish to protect. Since no extensive validation process is required, DV certificates are the most affordable type of SSL on the planet.

ProductPrice/YearWarrantyValidationSite Seal
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Essential SSL$72$10kDomainStaticBuy Now Button
Essential Wildcard$199$10kDomainStaticBuy Now Button
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Certum Commercial SSL$19$200kDomainDynamicBuy Now Button
Positive SSL$44$10kDomainStaticBuy Now Button
Geotrust QuickSSL Wildcard$431$500kDomainDynamicBuy Now Button
Thawte SSL 123 Wildcard$431$500kDomainDynamicBuy Now Button
SSL Install Service$49N/AN/AN/ABuy Now Button

To learn more about the use of site seals click on this link and if you want a little more on the various SSL certificate providers click here.

Show you’re protected at a glance

A DV certificate is your opportunity to show the public that any information they send to your site will be encrypted. Along with top-level encryption, you’ll also receive an HTTPS web address and a secure padlock icon that indicates your website is protected by an SSL certificate. These days, your typical web user doesn’t know what it takes to protect a website, but they know to look for that padlock icon and HTTPS when deciding if a site is secure or not.

Plus, as the web continues to move to an “HTTPS Everywhere” environment, with all sites equipped with at least a basic SSL certificate, businesses, like ecommerce websites and other sites that collect user information, are opting for an Organization Validated (OV) or, especially, Extended Validation (EV) certificate.

That’s because indicators like HTTPS and the padlock icon are becoming more and more commonplace, so businesses are looking to EV to help them stand apart from their competitors, since these certificates are the only solutions that come with the green address bar, the most universally trusted indicator on the web.

Basic encryption with DV SSL

  • Up to 256-bit encryption
  • HTTPS browser trust indicator
  • Browser secure padlock icon
  • A site seal from the respective CA
  • Small warranties

DV certificates are reliable

One thing that’s important to remember is that DV certificates offer the same level of protection as other, more expensive SSL products. DV certificates are really a nuts-and-bolts SSL offering, focused solely on encryption. What makes OV and EV certificates the more premium solutions, is that they bolster a website’s trust, along with offering first-rate encryption technology.

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