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What is the difference between a domain validation certificate and higher assurance certificates?  Print this Article

Higher assurance certificates such as Organization Validation and Extended Validation require the certificate authority (the company issuing the certificate, such as GeoTrust or VeriSign) to verify the purchaser's business and their authority to purchase a certificate on behalf of that company. Domain Validation certificates only verify the domain ownership of the purchaser, and thus have much faster turnaround times since none of the additional information needs to be verified.

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