A Domain Validation (DV) SSL certificate is the most basic of the three types of SSL certificates. While Organization Validated (OV) and Extended Validated (EV) require multiple validation steps, DV SSL certificates require a single step. Plus, before we grant a DV certificate, we verify that the domain name of the applicant has been validated by proving some control over a DNS domain.
DV SSL certificates are very beneficial for those who want to quickly get a certificate on their site to build trust and ensure their visitors are protected.
Validation is quick and easy with DV SSL certificates. If you’re able to prove DNS control for your domain you can have a fully-functioning certificate issued within minutes and there’s no need to provide validation documents.
Any website protected by a DV SSL certificate displays a small padlock and https prefix in the visitor’s browser bar. Although it’s not quite as eye-catching as the EV certificate’s green bar, it’s reassuring to those who know to look for it before sharing private details online. These signs confirm they’re on an encrypted site – and their data is safe.
Domain Validation (DV) certificates are easiest of all the certificates to obtain. There’s no manual identity check, only an automated verification that confirms the applicant owns the domain behind the website. If you have a personal website or blog, a DV SSL certificate is suitable for you. Organization Validation (OV) certificates take security up a level and require human verification of the organization’s identity. The same is true for Extended Validation (EV) certificates, which verify not only domain ownership, but business identity, legal status and address. The vetting process for the EV cert is more in-depth than any of the other certificates, thus EV SSL certificates instill a greater degree of confidence to customers who visit your site.