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What is the difference between DomainSSL, OrganizationSSL and ExtendedSSL Certificates?

SkyToaster offers a simplified range of SSL Certificates, fitting neatly into the three newly defined SSL classes including fast issuance Domain Validation (DomainSSL), issued in 5 minutes or less, Organization Validation (OrganizationSSL), a pro level type of SSL and Extended Validation (EV SSL - ExtendedSSL), the highest level of SSL trust, which activates the green address bars in next generation browsers.

  • ExtendedSSL (EV SSL) - This type of SSL Certificate is very stringently vetted to the guidelines set by the CA/B Forum and is the highest level of SSL authentication currently available. EV SSL activates the green address bar in the latest new generation browsers including IE7 and 8, Firefox, Safari and Chrome as well as the standard yellow padlock and details the organisation name and Certification Authority who delivered the certificate – hence providing the highest level of assurance and trust to visitors. This type of certificate is for single Fully Qualified Domain Names (FQDN) such as www.domain.com or secure.domain.com only (no IP address or Wildcard options allowed and are typically issued in 3-5 business days.
  • OrganizationSSL (OV SSL) - This SSL Certificate involves full company vetting. During the vetting process, the organisation is validated as is their ownership of the Top Level Domain and the organisation name will appear within the Certificate and the Site Seal. This type of certificate is for single Fully Qualified Domain Names (FQDN) such as www.domain.com or secure.domain.com and Public IP addresses. OrganizationSSL can have a Wildcard function or Subject Alternative Names (SANs) which can be used to secure multiple addresses within the certificate. GlobalSign typically issues Organisation Validated Certificates in 2 business days.
  • DomainSSL (DV SSL) - This is a low cost, fast issuance SSL Certificate, without the need to submit paperwork. The domain is validated using whois information and an approval email sent to the listed administrator. This type of certificate is for single Fully Qualified Domain Names (FQDN) such as www.domain.com or secure.domain.com and has a Wildcard function which can be used to secure multiple sub domains of a Top Level Domain. Only the FQDN appears in the certificate and site seal and because of this method the certificate is issued in minutes.

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