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Domain prevalidation: Revalidate your domain before validation expires

For immediate certificate issuance, keep your domain's validation current

To maintain seamless certificate issuance, don’t wait for your domain's validation to expire before you revalidate it by completing the domain control validation (DCV).


Starting September 27, 2021, the domain validation reuse period has been reduced from 825 days to 397 days.

For EV validation, you must revalidate the domain every 13 months. However, the DCV requirements for OV and EV domain validation are identical.

You can revalidate a domain at any time. This domain management feature enables you to complete the domain’s validation early so that your immediate certificate issuance process continues without interruption.


If you order a certificate for a domain while the domain's revalidation is pending, we use the domain's current validation to issue the certificate.

Submit domain for revalidation

  1. In your CertCentral account, in the left main menu, go to Certificates > Domains.

  2. On the Domains page, click the Domain Name of the domain you want to revalidate.

  3. On the Domain details page, in the Domain Validation section, under Submit for validation, check OV certificate validation or EV certificate validation.

  4. In the Domain Control Validation (DCV) Method section, select the method you want to use to demonstrate control over the domain:

    • Verification email

    • DNS TXT record

    • DNS CNAME record

    • HTTP practical demonstration

  5. Click Submit For Validation.

What's next

Use the selected DCV method to complete domain validation and demonstrate control over your domain. For more information, see Domain prevalidation: Domain control validation (DCV) methods.


After you validate the domain, both OV and EV certificate validations will show new expiration dates.