Validated by sending an approval email to the admincontact email address for your domain name. This is perfect to secure a small site that requires a secure login or to process transactions. Not as reliable or trustworthy for the end user as it is only domain validated.
Domain validation takes place as above then additional checks on the trading status of the limited company, organisation or sole trader are carried out. The legal owner name and business address then appear in the certificate details and can be very reassuring for visitors to your site.
Both validation processes and checks are carried out as seen in Domain and Organisation validated SSL's but it also has a green bar or padlock in the web browser URL/address bar which is reassuring to visitors and provides a higher level of protection.
Low volume e-commerce transactions and secure members areas.
Activates the browser padlock and https prefix. Highly recommended for businesses