After you request an Extended Validation (EV) certificate, we verify your:
We verify that you control the domain name in your request by checking your GoWebsite account and publicly available records in the WHOIS database.
We also request some customers manually verify that they control their domain names. For information on that process, see Verify domain ownership (HTML or DNS).
Usually the verification process takes less than 1 business day. However, manual verification processes are dependent on the user completing the task.
We verify you are or represent the entity we issue the certificate to by having you send us documents containing the following information:
Which kind of documents we accept depends on whether the certificate is being issued to an individual or an organization.
After receiving your documentation, we process the request within 3 business days.
Because Extended Validations offer the highest level of assurance, we require a thorough verification process for your request. This requires documents such as:
The entire process of verifying your business registration can take a few weeks.
If you're looking for help understanding what we need you to do next, you can find our support number in your SSL control panel. It displays on the right under the progress indicator.
After verifying you control the domain name, your next step depends on where you're using the certificate:
|VPS or dedicated server you control||Download my SSL certificate files|
|Any other GoWebsite product||We'll finish the SSL installation for you - so there's nothing else you need to do!|