SSL Certificate Business Validation

Business Validation requires domain validation via email (DCV) and supplying company documents for business authentication. The validation process is manual and takes about two or three business days to complete the whole validation process. It is recommended for online shopping cart websites which are registered as a business entity. To get Business Validation SSL Certificate you may be requested for required documents.


Step 1 - Supplying Business Documents

You need to supply company business documents to the vendor. You can send the documents using Post mail, Fax and Email in PDF format. If the order is for a commercial entity you will need to send one of these docs: Articles of Incorporation, Business License, DUNS details (e.g. your customer's Dun & Bradstreet company number)

Verify Identity and Address

This can be acquired using the following online resources: If Applicant is an Organization (corporation, government agency, registered business entity, etc.). Vendor MUST verify Identity through one of the following (these may also be used to verify address if it's included):

QIIS - Qualified Independent Information Source Examples: - UK - LV

SSL Vendor MAY use the following to verify ADDRESS provided that identity has been verified as required above:

  1. A government agency in the jurisdiction of the Applicant’s legal creation, existence, or recognition;
  2. A third party database that is periodically updated and considered a Reliable Data Source;
  3. A site visit by the CA or a third party who is acting as an agent for the CA;
  4. An Attestation Letter.
  5. Articles of Incorporation (with address)
  6. Government Issued Business License (with address)
  7. Copy of a recent company bank statement (you may blacken out the Account Number)
  8. Copy of a recent company phone bill
  9. Copy of a recent major utility bill of the company (i.e. power bill, water bill, etc.) or current lease agreement for the company

Step 2 - Whois Verification

This step requires to check your company name and address listed in Whois for your domain name, if you are using Private Registration, than you need remove it during validation process, othewise you will fail to pass Whois verification.

Step 3 - Passing Domain Validation (DCV)

The validation process is very simple and easy; all you need is to respond to automatic system message called DCV (Domain Control Validation) that will be sent to your email.

Step 4 - Callback

To finish the order the SSL Vendor should checks your phone number and verify order, in most cases the vendor takes your company phone number from the publicData Bases OR Government database (QGIS), Other third party database (QIIS), Verified legal opinion or accountant letter.

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