Domain Validated (DV) SSL/TLS Certificates

A Domain Validated (DV) SSL Certificate (also referred to as a TLS Certificate) shows your website visitors that your business is trustworthy and authentic.

  • 99.9% Mobile & Browser Compatible
  • 256-Bit Encryption
  • Free Site Seal - DV SSL Certificate

EACH SSL includes:

99.9% Browser Compatibility
256-Bit Encryption
Free Site Seal
Instant Activation
$10 000 Warranty
Online Validation
Unlimited Server Licences
Unlimited Reissuance
12 Months Validity
www & non-www Protection
WebTrust Global Compliancy
Free Installation*

*We will install your SSL on our servers.

What's a Domain Validated SSL Certificate and why does your website need one? – Domain Validated SSL Certificate

A Domain Validated SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) Certificate is website encryption with domain authentication, that is issued by a trusted third-party authority. When a website is secured via an SSL, it will display a green padlock-icon in the URL address bar.

Get your SSL Certificate today and ensure that all communication between your website and visitors is encrypted, thus protecting sensitive information from getting into the ‘wrong hands’. – Domain Validated SSL Certificate

Benefits of getting a DV SSL

A DV SSL is perfect for socially interactive websites, intranets, databases, FTP and mail servers.

Plus, it adds value as a rank signal for search engines like Google, so it can help boost your SEO (Search Engine Optimization) as well.


DV SSL's are the most affordable SSL's on the market.


The validation process is simple, which means it can be issued quickly.


DV SSL's offer essential encryption to both user and website owner.


The "https" prefix and padlock icon assure visitors that your site is encrypted.

SEO Boost

SSL's are a SEO ranking factor and could improve your site's organic ranking.

Protect your online business with a DV SSL
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Have multiple subdomains?
Get a Wildcard SSL! - DV Wildcard SSL Certificate

A Wildcard SSL Certificate secures multiple single-level subdomains with 256-bit encryption, making it simple and cost-effective to manage your site's security certifications. - DV Wildcard SSL Certificate

Domain Validated SSL Certificate Features

Certum, Comodo & Rapid SSL's

For websites with lower transaction values and minimal e-commerce demands. – Certum SSL 99.9% Browser Compatibility

Support – Certum SSL TrustLogo© Site Seal

Site Seal – Certum SSL SHA2 & ECC Encryption

Encryption – Certum SSL Trusted Support


Certum, & Comodo Wildcard SSL's

Perfect for websites with multiple subdomains and light e-commerce. – Certum SSL 99.9% Browser Compatibility

Support – Certum SSL TrustLogo© Site Seal

Site Seal – Certum SSL SHA2 & ECC Encryption

Encryption – Certum SSL Trusted Support


Server and Client OS Compatibility

Microsoft IIS 6
Microsoft IIS 7
Exchange 2007
Exchange 2010
Exchange 2013
Mac OS X
Linux Client OS
Snow Leopard
Windows 7
Windows 8
Windows 10
Windows Server 2008
Windows Server 2012
CPanel 11+
HP ProCurve
Microsoft ISA 2004
Microsoft ISA 2006
Compatibility – Certum SSLs for Android mobile – Certum SSLs for Apple mobile – Certum SSLs – Blackberry mobile – Certum SSLs - Safari mobile – Certum SSLs - Windows mobile – Certum SSLs - Brave mobile
Compatibility – Certum SSLs - Firefox – Certum SSLs – Google Chrome – Certum SSLs – Microsoft Edge – Certum SSLs - Safari – Certum SSLs - Opera – Certum SSLs - Brave

Top SSL Certificate questions

All websites that have an SSL Certificate will display their URL address with an "https://" prefix and a tiny padlock icon in front of it or show the issuing authority's trust mark. When clicking on either of them it will display the SSL Certificate's details as well as the company details.

If it is an EV Certificate, then the URL address bar will be green, as the Extended Validation Certificate is the highest level of online security.

If your device has a good quality anti-virus software running, it will usually indicate if there is a problem with a website's SSL Certificate, by showing an error message that you will have to acknowledge prior to accessing the site. A problem is usually an outdated SSL Certificate but be very vigilant when it comes to new websites that have this error i.e., ones that you do not have history with.

Currently, there are 8 (eight) types of SSL Certificates: Code Signing - Domain Validated - Extended Validation - Organization Validated - SAN - Self-Signed - SGC - Wildcard. Here are the most common types of SSL Certificates for business and their varying degrees of certification from the CA (Certificate Authorities).

DV SSL Certificate - Domain Validated

This certificate indicates that the CA has verified that the applicant owns the website's domain name and not the domain name's owner. The information can be viewed by the public when clicking on the SSL's Site Seal.

OV SSL Certificate - Organization Validated

This is the more preferred security for an online sales website, as it assures online visitors that the actual business itself has been verified by the CA, and the company details are shown on the certificate. It does take a little longer to be issued due to the submission of the company documentation to be validated by the CA.

EV SSL Certificate - Extended Validated

The EV SSL is the highest form of security for any website and is indicated by a green URL address bar in your browser*. This is most commonly used on e-Commerce websites. The company, company ownership documentation, as well as domain name ownership documentation must all be submitted and validated by the CA - here is the list of required documentation.
*Note: Ensure that you are using the most current version of your browser, as older browsers may not be able to display the green address bar.

Wildcard Certificate - for sub domains

Wildcard SSLs can be issued for DV & OV when you have multiple sub-domains that need to be secured. A sub-domain is a name followed by a dot, that precedes your domain name e.g. EXAMPLE.hosted

Other types of SSL certificates include: CS (Code Signing), SAN (Subject Alternative Name), SGC (Server-Gated Cryptography) and SS (Self-Signed) - more information on these can be found here.

You need to contact your SSL provider, so that they can send you a link that is relevant to your web hosting server. Prior to installing your SSL, you need to generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR).

A Certificate Signing Request (CSR) is a global method to send the public key of your server to the SSL's CA (Certificate Authority). You will also have to provide relevant company information and the domain name.

The server software that generates the CSR will likely ask for the following:

  • Organization name as in the full legal company name
  • Common name - FQDN (fully Qualified Domain Name) that the certificate will be used to secure
  • Location, being country (this is the global 2-letter country code) and State, or Locality
  • Organization Unit - if for a specific department within the organization
  • Size of the key, minimum being 2048-bit
Generating a CSR for your SSL

A CSR must be generated from the server prior to installation of the SSL Certificate.

This encoded file is the standard way to send your public key to the issuing Certificate Authority. The usual information required will be the name and location of your organization, as well as the key type and size (minimum size requirement is 2048-bit, and the common name, this will be preceded by an * when requesting a CSR for a Wildcard SSL Certificate - EXAMPLE:*

When configuring your SSL Certificate, the generated CSR will be required to be pasted into the order form.

Renewing an SSL Certificate is an almost identical process as installing one. If your SSL Certificate is still valid i.e., you purchased it for more than one year, you can generate a new CSR and reinstall it. If not, you will have to purchase a new SSL Certificate for the year and install it.

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