Add a domain, authorize the domain for certificates, and use verification email as the DCV method

Before you begin

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.

To demonstrate control over the domain, an email recipient follows the instructions in a confirmation email sent for the domain. The confirmation process consists of visiting the link provided in the email and following the instructions on the page. See Domain pre-validation: Domain control validation (DCV) methods.

Add domain, authorize for certificates, and select the verification email

  1. In your CertCentral account, in the sidebar menu, click Certificates > Domains.

  2. On the Domains page, click New Domain.

  3. On the New Domain page, under Domain Details, enter the following information:

    1. Domain Name
      Enter the domain name the certificates will secure (for example, yourdomain.com).
    2. Organization
      In the dropdown, select the organization you want to assign the domain to.
  4. Under Validate This Domain For, check the validation types you want the domain validated for.

    • OV/EV Domain ValidationAllows you to order OV and EV SSL/TLS certificates for this domain, such as Standard SSL, Secure Site SSL, and Secure Site Pro EV SSL.
    • Private SSL Domain Validation
      Allows you to order private SSL certificates for this domain, such as Private SSL and Private Multi-Domain SSL.
  5. Under Domain Control Validation (DCV) Method, select Verification Email.
    To demonstrate control over the domain, an email recipient follows the instructions in a confirmation email sent for the domain.

  6. When you are finished, click Submit for Validation.

What's next

DigiCert now sends two sets of DCV emails: WHOIS-based and Constructed.