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

  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 drop-down list, 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.

    1. OV - Normal Organization Validation
      Use this option so you can order Standard SSL, Secure Site SSL, Wildcard SSL, Secure Site Wildcard SSL, Multi-Domain SSL, and Secure Site Multi-Domain SSL Certificates for this domain.
    2. EV - Extended Organization Validation (EV)
      Use this option so you can order EV SSL, Secure Site EV SSL, EV Multi-Domain SSL, and Secure Site EV Multi-Domain SSL Certificates for this domain.
    3. Private SSL - DigiCert Private SSL Certificate
      Use this option so you can order Private SSL certificates for this domain.
  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.