30 days guarantee

SSL Validation Methods 

Get in touch now

+ =

Another satisfied customer

Browse SSL Certificates by Type

by Validation Type
Extended Validation (EV)
Organisation Validation (OV)
Domain Validation (DV)
by Encryption Level
Min Encryption 128-bit (SGC)
Popular Addons
Wildcard SSL
IP address SSL

Choose your SSL Certificate by Brand

Claim your FREE SSL Certificate

New to SSL? Then why not try one FREE 30 day trial?

Get a fully functional SSL Certificate within minutes!
FREE SSL click here

Another satisfied customer

If you need a SSL certificate for your business, choosing a validation method is a good place to start. There are only three types of validation to choose from. These are Extended Validation, Organization Validation and Domain Validation.

Use our simple guide below – and find the validation method that’s right for your site and your business.

Our SSL Consultants are here to help
Of course, there are different brands and certificates within these validation methods. That’s where we come in. We’ve been helping clients choose SSL for years. Just give us a call today and we’ll give you a free security assessment and help you find the right SSL validation method for your business.



Suggested usage

Domain Validation (DV)

  • Issued instantly (under 10 minutes)
  • Lowest cost, as validation is automated
  • Secures your site
  • Proves only that your site is secure (not your company too)
  • Doesn't instil confidence in your business (as your business is not vetted)
  • Sole traders
  • Companies whose customers know and trust their website
  • Anyone who only needs basic encryption

Organization Validation (OV)

  • Validates both your site and your company
  • Proves your business is legitimate and that it either owns or has permission to run your website
  • Takes up to two days to issue your certificate, although we do our best to get them issued the same day
  • Can require faxed documents
  • Slightly more expensive than DV due to human vetting costs
  • Ecommerce sites
  • Anyone who wants to prove that both their site and their business is trustworthy

Extended Validation (EV)

  • Activates the green bar of trust
  • Instils highest levels of confidence in your online customers
  • Protects your site against phishing attacks
  • Reassures company stakeholders/board of directors etc
  • More expensive than DV and OV as there is more vetting, and vetting is audited prior to certificate issuance
  • Vetting procedures and issuance takes longer than OV
  • National and global brands
  • Any business that wants to boost its online sales
  • Anyone who wants to instil utmost confidence in their online visitors
  • Anyone wanting to do the maximum to prevent phishing attacks on their site

Can’t decide which validation method to choose? We are just a phone call away, with unbiased, expert SSL advice



Norton seals are viewed more than half a billion times a day on more than 100,000 websites in 170 countries and in search results on enabled browsers, as well as partner shopping sites and product review pages. When website visitors see the Norton Trust Seal, they are less likely to abandon a transaction and more likely to do business with you online.

SSL Certificates

Our Partnerships
Our Accreditations
Our Trust Seal
Sitemap | Cookies | Legal
© 2015 . All rights reserved. SSL247 SARL is registered at Registre du Commerce in Roubaix-Tourcoing - RCS 508308 079. | Tel: 1-800-511-9176

Cookies SSL247 uses cookies to provide you a seamless user experience. For more information please read our Terms & conditions. Continue