Domain validation

The aim of DigiCert’s domain validation process is to ensure that the organization requesting a certificate does in fact have authority to request a certificate for the domain in question.

Domain validation can include emails or phone calls to the contacts listed in a domain's WHOIS record, as well as emails to default administrative addresses at the domain. For example, we may send an authorization email to administrator@domain.com or webmaster@domain.com, but would not send an authorization email to tech@domain.com. See Domain pre-validation: Domain control validation (DCV) Methods.