Why validate a domain?
Domain Control Validation or DCV is used to demonstrate to the Certification Authority (CA) that you have control of all the domains (FQDN) to be included in the Certificate.
How to validate a domain
To validate a domain, you need to follow the instructions in the guide
; once you get to step 4, in the Domains to be certified
- the name of the domain with which you want to associate the SSL Certificate (automatically recovered from the CSR already provided);
In the case of a SAN SSL Certificate, to add other domains, click on Add domain to enter the additional domain name and your preferred validation method.
WARNING: This is the only point in the process in which additional domains can be entered.
- which of the following validation methods you intend to use:
Once you have entered the details requested, click on Submit
: you will be sent an email with the instructions you need to follow to validate the domain depending on which option you have chosen.
When managing an EV SSL Certificate, it is important
- download the "Service agreement" form by clicking on Download PDF;
- sign this document digitally;
- send it as an attachment to the email address [email protected]
Validation is one of the steps required to get the SSL certificate, but not the only one: in fact, it is important that you follow all the instructions provided in the guide
- Domains must be validated within 30 calendar days, after which it is assumed that validation has failed.
- Once validation has been successfully completed, the domain will be valid for 12 months; during this time, the Applicant can get one or more certificates containing this domain without further validation; after 12 months from the last validation process, you will need to complete the validation process again if you want any other certificates containing this domain.