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Extended Validation EV SSL Certificate

Boost sales and build trust with a green lock.

Starting at
$139.99/year
On sale - Save 30%
$199.99/year when you renew

Protect your site from fraud with the highest level of authentication.

An EV certificate verifies the integrity of your site and proves to visitors that you can be trusted. In addition to displaying the green lock, an EV SSL will also show your company name in green to certify that your business site is legitimate.

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Get your green lock.
An EV SSL activates the green lock in your visitors’ browser. It also ensures your web traffic is not turned away from or advised to not enter your site.
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Increase traffic and sales.

According to a CA Security Council study, only 2% of customers proceed past an “untrusted connection.” An EV SSL prevents these types of security errors that drive customers away.
Read more about EV SSL Certificates.

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Show customers they’re safe.
Besides the green lock in your visitors’ browser, your company’s registered name also appears in green — a powerful combination that proves your site is authentic and safe.
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Why GoDaddy?

Fast service: Get a certificate in as few as 7 days.*
We’ve made the extended validation process easy and can issue you your EV SSL certificate in as few as 7 days.
We’ve got your 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.
Multiple-domain EV SSL certificates are available to protect all of your business sites, saving you time and money.
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Compare types of SSL Certificates.

Domain Validation
(DV) SSL

Organization Validation
(OV) SSL

Extended Validation
(EV) SSL

Proves domain ownership
Proves domain ownership
Validates organization
Validates organization
Shows business is legitimate
Shows business is legitimate
Boosts Google ® ranking
Boosts Google ® ranking
Strongest SHA-2 & 2048-bit encryption
Strongest SHA-2 & 2048-bit encryption
Padlock in address bar
Padlock in address bar
Green address bar
Green address bar
Protects 1 website
Protects 1 website
Protects multiple websites
(Multi-domain SAN SSL)
Protects multiple websites
(Multi-domain SAN SSL)
Protects all subdomains
(Wildcard SSL)
Protects all subdomains
(Wildcard SSL)
Security trust seal
Security trust seal

Frequently asked questions


What is an Extended Validation (EV) SSL Certificate?

Extended Validation (EV) is the highest class of SSL Certificate available. It uses the same powerful encryption as other SSLs, but getting one requires a thorough vetting of the applicant's business. Only those businesses that pass this process will receive an EV SSL Certificate. Anyone who sees the green address bar while on your site knows instantly they’re on a legitimate website.

Before we grant an EV Certificate, one of our staff members verifies that the business listed on the application is:

  • Legally registered
  • Currently in operation
  • At the address listed
  • At the telephone number listed
  • Owns the website domain name

You'll need to pass this vetting process every two years to keep your Extended Validation (EV) SSL. Any business that sells products or accepts payment information online should use an Extended Validation (EV) SSL Certificate.


What are the advantages of an EV SSL Certificate for your business?

Unlike other SSL Certificates, Extended Validation (EV) SSL Certificates display a prominent visual sign that visitors quickly recognize. The address bar on their browser turns green when they're on an EV-secured website, showing them your business is legitimate.


Who can get an EV SSL?

Extended Validation (EV) SSL Certificates are only granted to the following organizations, businesses and corporations:

  • Incorporated or limited liability companies that are legally registered with a “Good Standing,” “Active,” or equivalent status.
  • Business entities such as general partnerships, unincorporated associations, DBAs and sole proprietorships.


How will my customers know my site is protected by an Extended Validation SSL?

Nearly everyone has had the experience of almost buying something online, only to leave the site before submitting their order because they didn't feel safe.

Any website protected by an EV SSL will display a green address bar in addition to the padlock and HTTPS prefix. It shows shoppers they're on an encrypted website and that their credit card information and any other sensitive data they've submitted are secure.


What's the difference between an Extended Validation (EV) Certificate and Organization Validation (OV) or Domain Validated (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. The increased scrutiny rules out the chance that a hacker or phisher could get an EV Certificate.

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
  • Up to USD $1M warranty
  • 30-day money-back guarantee