SSL or Secured Socket Layer is mainly designed with the purpose of maintaining the security of your web site. Especially talking about Ecommerce websites, where the site security plays an important role both for the customer’s as well as for the owner of the site or for business. As the personal and financial information of the customer’s are required by these sites for the proper and well functioning of commerce sites. There are various kinds of SSL certificates available, the only thing that you need to do is to choose the most appropriate one for you.

Types of SSL certificates

SSL certificates includes Domain Validation SSL certificate (DV), Organization Validation Certificate (OV) and Extended Validation certificate (EV).

  • Extended Validation certificates generally display a green address bar in the browser displaying the visitors that the site is safe and secure to use. Issuing of Extended validation certificates requires a rigorous validation process performed by the certificate issuing authority. They are issued in 3-4 days.
  • Organizational Validation certificates are not easy to attain. The business or organization requiring them needs to furnish all the information of the company. During validation process, all the necessary information are gathered from various sources and then checked with the information stated by the company. If the furnished information is correct, then only the business becomes applicable for Organization validation certificate. A blue address bar and a padlock are displayed in the address bar of the site.
  •  Domain Validation certificates are very instantly issued certificates as the company requiring these certificates do not need to furnish the documents of the company for validation process, so this certificate is issued within 3 minutes. They are easily affordable in comparison to the other two certificates. Biggest advantage of domain validation certificates is their relatively low price and instant delivery.

How Domain validation certificates exercise?

After completing the Domain SSL registration process, you will receive a domain ownership authentication email at your email address along with SSL order authentication link. When you will open your link then you need to corroborate “I APPROVE” and your order will be authenticated successfully and soon SSL certificate will be issued.

In case of newly established companies or small and medium size business, domain validation certificates are the best option as they are instantly issued and moreover it is less expensive and affordable in comparison to the other two certificates.

Domain validation certificates offer high encryption as they are issued by the Certification Authority VeriSign, Geo Trust, Comodo, Thawte.