Domain Validated (DV) SSL certificates are the fastest, simplest and most affordable way to secure your website with a 128/256-bit encryption SSL certificate. In order to receive a DV SSL certificate from our of our trusted Certificate Authority (CA), all you need is to prove your domain's ownership via a simple email verification or a file-based authentication.
As major search engines increasingly prioritise websites that have valid SSL certificates installed, websites equipped with at least a basic SSL certificate will have a significant search engine ranking advantage over non-SSL peers. However, an Organisation Validated (OV) or Extended Validation (EV) SSL certificates are highly recommended businesses, e-commerce and other websites that collect sensitive user information.
As websites are increasinly moving towards SSL certificates, HTTPS and the padlock icon are getting ubiquitous. Businesses are recommended to obtain an EV SSL certificate to differentiate and gain an advantage over their competitors as EV SSL certificates are the only way to obtain the Green Address Bar, the most universally trusted indicator on the web.
Nonetheless, DV SSL certificates generally offer a similar level of protection as compared to other more expensive, upmarket SSL solutions. However, the premium OV and EV SSL certificates hold several advantages over basic DV SSL certificates as they bolster a website's trust and have much higher warranties.
For websites that seek basic SSL encryption but do not need to establish trust among its users and do not have to handle sensitive information (e.g. internal testing domains, template sites, simple blogs, any basic websites), a DV SSL certificate will be an excellent choice.
Not sure which SSL certificate to buy? Feel free to contact us and our SSL certificate specialist will be happy to advise you based on your requirements!