DV SSL Certificate

Validate your domain. Secure customer data.

Starting at $87.99/yr

$109.99/yr when you renew4

DV SSL certificates: a trusted level of domain validation.

That’s right, a website with a DV SSL certificate is a recognized trust-indicator because it means your site ownership has been seriously vetted and is verifiable to anyone who visits your website.

DV SSL certificates improves your Google search ranking.

You’re in luck. Google search recognizes sites with SSL certificates installed, and rewards them with higher search results ranking than sites that don’t have an SSL certificate. Now, that’s a win-win.

Increase traffic and sales.

According to a Certificate Authority (CA) Security Council study, only 2% of customers proceed past an “untrusted connection.” A DV SSL cert prevents these types of security errors that drive customers away.

Why GoDaddy?

Get a new certificate in minutes.

We’ve made the validation process so easy. We can issue you your DV SSL certificate in minutes – literally.

We’ve got you covered, 24/7.

Our dedicated security team is ready to answer your questions or get you set up so you can focus on running your business.

Protect all your websites.

DV SSL certificates are available to protect multiple domains and multiple sites. So, if you have more than one, that saves you time and money.

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
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

What else keeps your site secure?

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Managed SSL Service

Just as it says - we'll manage it for you.

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Website Backup

Keep a backup copy of your website and data. Just in case.

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Website Security

Lock up your website. Keep hackers away.

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Frequently asked questions

Why are SSL term changes happening?

Starting on 1/09/2020 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 a Domain Validation SSL certificate?

A Domain Validation (DV) SSL certificate is the most basic of the three types of SSL certificates. While Organization Validated (OV) and Extended Validated (EV) require multiple validation steps, DV SSL certificates require a single step. Plus, before we grant a DV certificate, we verify that the domain name of the applicant has been validated by proving some control over a DNS domain. Here’s an example: https://www.godaddy.com/help/verify-my-certificate-request-standard-assurance-23838

Is a DV SSL certificate right for me?

DV SSL certificates are very beneficial for those who want to quickly get a certificate on their site to build trust and ensure their visitors are protected.

What is the advantage of having a DV SSL certificate?

Validation is quick and easy with DV SSL certificates. If you're able to prove DNS control for your domain you can have a fully-functioning certificate issued within minutes and there's no need to provide validation documents.

What does a DV SSL certificate look like?

Any website protected by a DV SSL certificate displays a small padlock and https prefix in the visitor's browser bar. Although it's not quite as eye-catching as the EV certificate's green bar, it's reassuring to those who know to look for it before sharing private details online. These signs confirm they're on an encrypted site – and their data is safe.

What are the differences between Organization Validation (OV), Extended Validation (EV) and Domain Validation (DV) certificates?

Domain Validation (DV) certificates are easiest of all the certificates to obtain. There's no manual identity check, only an automated verification that confirms the applicant owns the domain behind the website. If you have a personal website or blog, a DV SSL certificate is suitable 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 only 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, thus EV SSL certificates instill a greater degree of confidence to customers who visit your site.  
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Why choose 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
  • 30-day money-back guarantee

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