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Verified Mark Certificate (VMC)

Verified mark certificates (VMCs) allow companies to place a trademarked brand logo next to the "sender" field in customer inboxes—even before the message is opened.

The logo acts as confirmation of your domain's DMARC (Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting, and Conformance) status and your organization's authenticated identity.

VMCs also provide added validation and security to help protect your customers and your brand against phishing and spoofing attacks.

Before you begin

To qualify for a VMC certificate:

Certificate validation

DigiCert cannot issue a certificate before we complete the industry-required validation.

The validation process for VMCs follows the same Extended Validation certificate requirements used for SSL certificates, with a few added steps for additional security.

Those steps include:

  • Confirm your trademark is legally registered.

  • Provide notarized copies of personal identity documents to confirm the identity of the person at your organization applying for the VMC or conduct a live webcam interview with a member of DigiCert's validation team to validate the person's identity requesting the VMC.

  • Complete an in-person or video call meeting with a DigiCert validation member to confirm your identity matches those documents.

If this is your first time ordering a certificate, remember that DigiCert automatically begins the validation process once your order is placed. We will contact you if any additional information is required before issuing your certificate.