Validation Note: Before you can pre-validate a domain for TLS/SSL validation, you must first submit the organization to be pre-validated. Additionally, if you want the domain to be used for OV, EV, and/or Private SSL certificates, you must submit its organization for those matching validation types.
This validation method allows you to demonstrate control over your domain by creating a DNS CNAME record containing a randomly generated token. The CNAME record is used to point token.domain to DigiCert (dcv.digicert.com).
In your CertCentral account, in the sidebar menu, click Certificates > Domains.
On the Domains page, click New Domain.
On the New Domain page, under Domain Details, enter the following domain information:
Under Validate This Domain For, check the validation types you want the domain validated for:
Under Domain Control Validation (DCV) Method, select DNS CNAME Record.
Note: The default DCV method is Verification Email.
When you are finished, click Submit for Validation.
Create the DNS CNAME record:
Verify the DNS CNAME record: