OV SSL Certificate

Show 'em your site is authentic.

Starting at
C$149.99/yr 
With a 3-yr term (34% savings)

C$229.99/year when you renew4

Made for businesses, non-profits and educational institutions.

If you have an informational (non-eCommerce) website, an Organization Validation (OV) SSL Certificate is all you need. These SSLs boost your credibility by confirming the authenticity of your business. They display a padlock in the visitors' address bar, letting them know it's safe to submit passwords, contact information or donations.

Give visitors the confidence to click.

Organization Validation (OV) SSL Certificates assure visitors that you are who you claim to be, and that they’re not on a fake site.

Display clear safety signs.

An OV SSL Certificate displays a small padlock and HTTPS prefix in the visitor's browser bar, telling them they're on an encrypted site.

Get help when you need it.

Got a question or concern? Call a GoDaddy security expert at 1-866-938-1119 for a quick resolution.

We’ve made it easy for you to choose the right SSL certificate.

We’ve made it easy for you to choose the right SSL certificate.

Domain Validation (DV) SSL Certificate

Organization Validation (OV) SSL Certificate

Extended Validation (EV) SSL Certificate

Best suited for:
Personal websites
Organizations and business websites
eCommerce websites
Displays trust indicator in address bar
Auto-validation, issuance in minutes
Registration authority (RA) manual validation, issuance within 5-7 days*
Boosts Google® ranking
Strong SHA-2 & 2048-bit encryption
Padlock in address bar
Protects multiple websites (Multi-domain SAN SSL)
Protects all subdomains (Wildcard SSL)
Security trust seal
We offer comprehensive Website Security and a full range of SSL certificates.
Best for complete security

Website Security

One stop solution: SSL certificate, malware scan and removal, firewall and backup recovery.

As low as

C$9.99 /mo

We manage it for you

Managed SSL Services

Hassle-free automated SSL installation, then ongoing SSL maintenance for the life of your plan.

As low as

C$179.99 /yr

DV SSL Certificate

Domain Validation SSL certificate that protects one personal website.

As low as

C$99.99 /yr

SAN SSL

One certificate protects multiple domains. Save when you manage multiple SSLs (5 to 100 sites).

As low as

C$219.99 /yr

Organizational Validation (OV) SSL Certificate

Ideal for boosting credibility for businesses, non-profits and educational institutions.

As low as

C$149.99 /yr

Extended Validation (EV) SSL Certificate

Ideal for ecommerce websites and industries that may require higher security.

As low as

C$199.99 /yr

Wildcard SSL Certificate

Ideal for a single website and all its sub-domains.

As low as

C$399.99 /yr

Website Backup

Easy disaster recovery, with daily backups and one-click restore.

As low as

C$2.49 /mo

Frequently asked questions

Why are SSL term changes happening?

Starting on 2020-09-01 SSL/TLS certificates cannot be issued for longer than 13 months (397 days). Any SSL certificate bought after this date will have the new term length applied and those bought before will be grandfathered in. For more information check out this blog article that goes into more detail around the term change and GoDaddy’s response.

What is an Organization Validation (OV) SSL Certificate?

Organization Validation (OV) SSL Certificates assure visitors that they're on a website run by a legitimate business. Before we grant an OV Certificate, a member of our security staff verifies that the business listed on the application:

  • Exists under that name
  • Is at the address listed
  • Owns the domain name 

    We also contact the business to confirm that the owners actually requested the SSL Certificate. Our manual verification makes it highly unlikely that a thief or phisher could ever get an OV Certificate.

Why are SSL term changes happening?

Starting on September 1, SSL/TLS certificates cannot be issued for longer than 13 months (397 days). Any SSL bought after this date will have the new term length applied and those bought before will be grandfathered in. For more information check out this blog article that goes into more detail around the term change and GoDaddy’s response.

What does an OV SSL Certificate look like?

Any website protected by an OV SSL Certificate displays a small padlock and HTTPS prefix in the visitor's browser bar. It's reassuring to those who know to look for it before sharing private details online. These signs confirm that they're on an encrypted site and their data is safe.

What are the advantages of an OV SSL for your business?

An OV Certificate is manually vetted and is therefore unlikely to be awarded to a thief or hacker. Domain Validation (DV) Certificates don't provide this level of assurance, since the verification process is automated.

What's the difference between Organization Validation (OV), Extended Validation (EV) and Domain Validation (DV) Certificates?

Domain Validation (DV) Certificates are easiest of all the certificates to get. There's no manual identity check, only an automated verification that the applicant owns the domain behind the website. If you have a personal website or blog, a DV SSL Certificate is fine for you.

Organization Validation (OV) Certificates take security up a level and require human verification of the organization’s identity. The same is true for Extended Validation (EV) Certificates, which verify not just domain ownership but business identity, legal status and address. The vetting process for the EV cert is more in-depth than any of the other Certificates, so EV SSL Certificates give customers more confidence.

Complete Details

Why GoDaddy SSL Certificates?

We offer a complete range of certificates that comply with CA/Browser Forum guidelines. All our certificates feature:

  • SHA-2 hash algorithm and 2048-bit encryption
  • Outstanding security support

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