How does validation works?
This certificate is available to any individual and it doesn’t require any paperwork in order to be issued. Issuance typically happens in just a few minutes, representing the most chosen type of certificates by privates or very small companies, due to their reduced price and ease of issuance.
For medium to large businesses we highly discourage the use of domain validation certificates. Instead, Organization Validation and Extended Validation certificates represents a better suite for both your business and your (potential) customers.
Once your order has been placed and approved, you will need to configure some administrative details of the certificate (i.e. administrative and technical contact details), as well as the domain name that you wish to secure and the domain validation method.
Validation via email address
In order to validate the ownership of your domain, you may choose one of the following email addresses that the Certificate Authority will use to send a verification link to. You will later need to confirm the email address by clicking on the verification link and typing a special code provided in the same email.
List of accepted email addresses @ the domain for which the certificate is being applied:
Additionally, you may specify any email address that our systems are able to get from a WHOIS request for the domain you are applying.
Validation via HTTP/HTTPS
Right after the configuration of your certificate, we will provide you a special file that you will need to place in the root directory of your domain. Such file should be served via HTTP or HTTPS by a webserver and must be available on the Internet publicly.
For instance, assuming the validation file is named 87F494598E849CDBD1314C8239B5C9A1.txt and your domain is www.example.com, you will need to place such file at the address:
Validation via DNS
If you can’t proceed with validation via email address or via HTTP/HTTPS, your last choice is to opt for DNS validation.
We will provide you a specific DNS entry (CNAME) to add to your domain DNS records. Assuming your domain is www.example.com, the DNS record to add may look like the following:
17603DF29491FC704B3CCF87AF6453C2.example.com. CNAME 2a0e471680b2cf83405781ecc7f16b37b5bd57d3.comodoca.com