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Sectigo InstantSSL

Ideally for

Medium size company, NGO, Organization

Brand

Sectigo

Validation

Business Validation SSL

Green bar

No

Issue time

1-2 business days

Server Licensing

Unlimited

Secures

One Domain

With / without "www"

Yes

Supported Browsers

99.3%

Documents

Company Documents Required

Support for SAN (UC)

No

Secure Hash Algorithm

SHA-2

Key Encryption

2048 bit

Certificate Encryption

Up to 256-bit

Site Seal

Dynamic

Refund

25 days

Warranty

$50,000

Sectigo InstantSSL is one of the most affordable Business Validated (BV) certificates available on the market today. It provides the standard 128/258 bit encryption for one single domain (both with and without “www”).

Due to the business verification, which is done manually and which involves paperwork, the issuance time for this certificate is 1 or 2 business days. During this verification process, the Certificate Authority (CA) will verify if your business is carried out by a legitimate, good faith company or organization operating at the provided location. In order to have this certificate issued quickly, before applying for this SSL, you should make sure that your business information is up to date in the appropriate Government Registry Database in your country or state.

After the installation of the certificate, the green “https” and padlock icon will be displayed on your website’s address bar. Also, you will be issued a dynamic Sectigo (formerly Comodo CA) site seal, which you can place in a visible spot on your website. Visitors will also be able to hover the mouse over it and see the live date and time stamp, as well as the name of your organization. All these distinctive signs of a secured website will give peace of mind to your visitors and will make them understand that your website is trustworthy and they are in good hands.

Sectigo InstantSSL can be re-issued free of charge for an unlimited number of times. You can use it on as many servers as you need until the expiration date of the certificate.

Google will be more than happy to rank your secured website higher among its search results, following the “HTTPS everywhere” policy, which it came up within 2014. The policy says that Google will give a priority to websites that have an SSL certificate.   

We also offer a 25 days money-back guarantee, plus a discount of 7% or 15% when you purchase this SSL for more than 1 year.

Sectigo InstantSSL is the ideal security solution for public or non-profit organizations, charities, or any company that wants to establish its presence online and wants its visitors to know that they are a trustful entity.

12 reviews for Sectigo InstantSSL

  1. 5 out of 5

    Bought it on a sale for two years. Passed the validation pretty quick (about 24 hours).

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  2. 5 out of 5

    If you don’t need any fancy features, just buy this certificate and save yourself a nice bit of cash.

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  3. 5 out of 5

    A basic OV certificate that does its main job very well.

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  4. 5 out of 5

    Very affordable and easy to obtain with up to date paperwork.

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  5. 5 out of 5

    Cheap BV SSL certififcate, ideal for smaller companies.

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  6. 5 out of 5

    Got it on a 15% discount. Installed it on a Webmin server without any fuss.

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  7. 5 out of 5

    After doing a bit of research, I chose Comodo Instant SSL because:
    It’s very popular
    It’s cheap
    Comes with a dynamic site seal

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  8. 5 out of 5

    I had to buy a business validation certificate to meet the PCI compliance guidelines. I was told that all SSL certificates provide the same level of encryption, so picked the cheapest I could find.

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  9. 5 out of 5

    Got the Instant SSL for a non-profit organization in my country. Passed the validation in just one day.

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  10. 5 out of 5

    Such a low price for Business Validation! I expected it to be more expensive, but glad I was wrong.

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  11. 5 out of 5

    This is my first business validation certificate. Expected the validation to be more complicated, pleasantly surprised I got it in just one day.

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  12. 5 out of 5

    Affordable price for a bv ssl certificate for a single domain.

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Here is a list with the most common questions our customers have when buying One Domain SSL Certificates with Business Validation:

Awesome news to the SSL market:

Now most of the renowned Sectigo SSL certificates, as well as the new GoGetSSL Certificates, are available for 3-year Subscription Plans!

What’s a 3-year Subscription Plan?

Due to security reasons, your Sectigo or GoGetSSL  SSL certificate is initially issued with a maximum 2-years (27 months) validity because, since March 1, 2018, the maximum duration of publicly-trusted SSL/TLS certificates issued by all Certificate Authorities has been set to 825 days (about 27 months).

Prior to the expiration, SSL Dragon, on behalf of Sectigo and GoGetSSL, will issue free replacement certificates for an additional 1-year certificate included in the Subscription Plan. In this way, you can continue to benefit from multi-year discounting while still remaining compliant with CA/Browser Forum SSL expiration requirements.

You can still reissue your certificate at any time and as many times as you like.

At the end of the 2nd year, for Domain Validation SSL Certificates, will be required a short verification of domains via Email, HTTP, or DNS in order to receive the new SSL. The Business and Extended certs will require a short BV/EV recheck and callback process.

The Business Validation (BV), also called Organization Validation (OV), SSL certificate is recommended if you have an e-commerce website that is a registered business. Besides the domain validation performed through e-mail, you will have to provide company documentation to receive business authentication. During this authentication process, the Certificate Authority (CA) will verify if your business is carried out by a legitimate, good faith company operating at the provided location. Since the validation is done manually and involves paperwork, you will receive your Business Validation SSL certificate within 1-3 business days.

After receiving Business Validation, the green “https” and padlock icon will be displayed on your website’s address bar. These signs will make customers more willing to entrust you their personal and financial information. Yet, if your website purpose is to perform large sales, offer specific products/services or execute financial transactions, you should consider buying our Extended Validation (EV) certificate. This type of SSL certificate will activate the green address bar and will give your site a higher level of trust.

bv2bv1You can check if you have a Business Validation SSL Certificate by looking at the attributes of your SSL Certificate. Please open the two screenshots on the right in order to see where you can find the information about the validation type of your SSL Certificate.

Different SSL Certificate brands have different Business Validation procedures. Please read the section that applies to your SSL Certificate brand below.

Sectigo/GoGetSSL

Please send the necessary forms described below to Sectigo by opening a ticket with Sectigo Validation Center at https://sectigo.com/about/contact. Click on “Submit a ticket here”, select Validation Department, and submit your request. Please mention your “Partner Order ID” in your message.

partner-order-idYou can find your “Partner Order ID” on the details page of your SSL Certificate inside your SSL Dragon account. See the screenshot on the right.

I. New Orders

STEP 1: Business Validation
To pass Business validation, you may have to provide an official registration document, such as Business License, Article of Incorporation, and or Registration application.
Here are the BV options:

A. No paperwork. Your company’s legal existence will be checked via public government database using your company name and your unique Registration/Identification number OR via verified public 3rd party databases, such as GLEIF, Duns & Bradstreet, Hoovers, Companies House GOV.UK.

B. Paperwork. Your company will be verified using:

  • an official registration document, such as Articles of Incorporation, Government Issued Business License, or
  • a copy of a recent: company bank statement, company phone bill, or major company utility bill  (i.e. power bill, water bill, etc.).

STEP 2: Callback process
The last step is a callback process called Phone Validation. Sectigo will call you and asks to confirm your name and order to validate the official company’s phone number.
Below are the 4 callback options. You don’t have to do all four things from below. Doing just one of them will be enough.

A. Yellow Pages Databases. Sectigo verifies your phone number via public Yellow pages Databases.

B. DUNS. The second way is to provide your DUNS number to Sectigo. You can get your company’s DUNS number from this website: https://www.dandb.com/. If Sectigo gets back to you and says that your DUNS listing does not contain a phone number, then you need to contact Dun & Bradstreet (at https://www.dandb.com/) and ask them to “add your company’s phone number to their business directory and on the report”.

C. Local phone database. If you don’t have a DUNS number, then the other thing you can do is to provide your company’s registration number for Sectigo to check your company with your country’s governmental directories (e.g.: Corporation Division, Companies House, Department of State, etc). Please note that Sectigo will be looking to see your company’s phone number listed there as well. Not all governmental directories have the companies’ phone numbers. If the governmental directory allows you to call them, email them, or use their website to add your phone number, then please go ahead and do that.

D. Legal OpinionIf the above two options (2.1 and 2.2) don’t work for you, then the third and last option to validate your phone number is to ask a CPA (Certified Public Accountant), or a Latin Notary, or an Attorney (Lawyer) to write, sign and send a letter to Sectigo where they confirm your company name, address, and phone number. You can find the sample letters below:

– Sample Accountant Letter
– Sample Legal Opinion Letter


II. Renewal/Reissue Orders

For reissues and renewal order, instead of Step 1 and 2, you must contact Sectigo Validation Center at https://sectigo.com/about/contact, click on “Submit a ticket here”, or choose Live Chat, select Validation Department and submit the following request (please replace [] fields with the corresponding info):

Reason for the ticket: Validation
Order number: [Your Partner Order ID]
Subject: Business Validation 

Dear Sectigo!
Please validate order [Partner Order ID] using the company name [Your Company Name], with [Registration/ID number] and [DUNS number].

Sectigo will then contact you for Step 2 or any necessary updates to the Step 1.


Thawte, GeoTrust, DigiCert

If you bought a Business Validation SSL Certificate with Thawte, GeoTrust, DigiCert, then the certificate authority will work on validating the legal existence of your company via local public databases, as a part of the Business Validation process. This may take between 1-3 working days. Please wait until one of the certificate authority representatives contacts you about any additional information that they may need you to provide them.

partner-order-idIf you do not hear from the Certificate Authority representatives in the next 5-7 days, then please call +1 (520) 477-3152 (Ext 2) to check the status of your SSL Certificate with the Certificate Authority. Please note that Thawte, GeoTrust, DigiCert are all owned by DigiCert, and they all have the same phone number provided above.  When you talk to them, you will need to provide the “Partner Order ID”, which you can find on the details page of your SSL Certificate inside your SSL Dragon account. See the screenshot on the right.

bv2bv1You can check if you have an Organization Validation SSL Certificate by looking at the attributes of your SSL Certificate. Business Validation equals to Organization Validation. This being said, wherever you see “Business Validation” it also means “Organization Validation”. Please open the two screenshots on the right in order to see where you can find the information about the validation type of your SSL Certificate.

Different SSL Certificate brands have different Organization Validation procedures. Please read the section that applies to your SSL Certificate brand below.

Sectigo/GoGetSSL

Please send the necessary forms described below to Sectigo by opening a ticket with Sectigo Validation Center at https://sectigo.com/about/contact. Click on “Submit a ticket here”, select Validation Department, and submit your request. Please mention your “Partner Order ID” in your message.

partner-order-idYou can find your “Partner Order ID” on the details page of your SSL Certificate inside your SSL Dragon account. See the screenshot on the right.

I. New Orders

STEP 1: Organization Validation
To pass Organization validation, you may have to provide an official registration document, such as Business License, Article of Incorporation, and or Registration application.
Here are the BV options:

A. No paperwork. Your company’s legal existence will be checked via public government database using your company name and your unique Registration/Identification number OR via verified public 3rd party databases, such as GLEIF, Duns & Bradstreet, Hoovers, Companies House GOV.UK.

B. Paperwork. Your company will be verified using:

  • an official registration document, such as Articles of Incorporation, Government Issued Business License, or
  • a copy of a recent: company bank statement, company phone bill, or major company utility bill  (i.e. power bill, water bill, etc.).

STEP 2: Callback process
The last step is a callback process called Phone Validation. Sectigo will call you and asks to confirm your name and order to validate the official company’s phone number.
Below are the 4 callback options. You don’t have to do all four things from below. Doing just one of them will be enough.

A. Yellow Pages Databases. Sectigo verifies your phone number via public Yellow pages Databases.

B. DUNS. The second way is to provide your DUNS number to Sectigo. You can get your company’s DUNS number from this website: https://www.dandb.com/. If Sectigo gets back to you and says that your DUNS listing does not contain a phone number, then you need to contact Dun & Bradstreet (at https://www.dandb.com/) and ask them to “add your company’s phone number to their business directory and on the report”.

C. Local phone database. If you don’t have a DUNS number, then the other thing you can do is to provide your company’s registration number for Sectigo to check your company with your country’s governmental directories (e.g.: Corporation Division, Companies House, Department of State, etc). Please note that Sectigo will be looking to see your company’s phone number listed there as well. Not all governmental directories have the companies’ phone numbers. If the governmental directory allows you to call them, email them, or use their website to add your phone number, then please go ahead and do that.

D. Legal OpinionIf the above two options (2.1 and 2.2) don’t work for you, then the third and last option to validate your phone number is to ask a CPA (Certified Public Accountant), or a Latin Notary, or an Attorney (Lawyer) to write, sign and send a letter to Sectigo where they confirm your company name, address, and phone number. You can find the sample letters below:

– Sample Accountant Letter
– Sample Legal Opinion Letter


II. Renewal/Reissue Orders

For reissues and renewal order, instead of Step 1 and 2, you must contact Sectigo Validation Center at https://sectigo.com/about/contact, click on “Submit a ticket here”, or choose Live Chat, select Validation Department and submit the following request (please replace [] fields with the corresponding info):

Reason for the ticket: Validation
Order number: [Your Partner Order ID]
Subject: Organization Validation 

Dear Sectigo!
Please validate order [Partner Order ID] using the company name [Your Company Name], with [Registration/ID number] and [DUNS number].

Sectigo will then contact you for Step 2 or any necesssary updates to the Step 1.

Thawte, GeoTrust, DigiCert

If you bought an Organization Validation SSL Certificate with Thawte, GeoTrust, DigiCert, then the certificate authority will work on validating the legal existence of your organization via local public databases, as a part of the Organization Validation process. This may take between 1-3 working days. Please wait until one of the certificate authority representatives contacts you about any additional information that they may need you to provide them.

partner-order-idIf you do not hear from the Certificate Authority representatives in the next 5-7 days, then please call +1 (520) 477-3152 (Ext 2) to check the status of your SSL Certificate with the Certificate Authority. Please note that Thawte, GeoTrust, DigiCert are all owned by DigiCert, and they all have the same phone number provided above.  When you talk to them, you will need to provide the “Partner Order ID”, which you can find on the details page of your SSL Certificate inside your SSL Dragon account. See the screenshot on the right.

To add your Company Name and TAX/VAT number, you have to login into your SSL Dragon Account and follow these steps:

  1. Click on the “Hello, *Your Name*” button on the right top side of your account dashboard and select “Edit Account Settings”;
  2. On the ‘My Details’ page, you will find the ‘Company Name’ and ‘Company TAX/VAT ID’ field;
  3. Fill in these fields with the necessary information then click on ’Save Changes’. 

After you perform the above steps, your SSL Dragon account and all your invoices will be automatically updated with this information.

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There are many different ways to install an SSL Certificate, and they all depend on your SSL Certificate brand, the webserver type, the operating system on your server, and the web hosting panel that you have on your server.

These being said, please check our Installation Articles to get detailed instructions on how to install your SSL Certificate on about 44 different server types, hosting panels, and operating systems.

Also, here are links to documentation on how to install your SSL Certificate on your server, based on the SSL Certificate brand that you have:
Sectigo
Thawte/RapidSSL/GeoTrust/DigiCert
GoGetSSL

We always recommend you get specialized help with your SSL Certificate installation. If you have a web developer or a system engineer, then they would be the right people to help you with your SSL Certificate installation.

If you want us to do the SSL Certificate installation for you, then we can definitely do that. We offer SSL Certificate installation services to our customers for a flat rate of $99.99 per domain per server.

Browser Compatibility

Chrome
IE
Firefox
Opera
Safari
Netscape
AOL
Camino
Konqueror

Server Platforms And Mobile Browser Compatibility

Server Platforms:
  • BEA Weblogic
  • IBM HTTP Server
  • Microsoft ISA
  • Microsoft IIS
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005
  • Microsoft Live Communication
  • Apache
  • BEA Weblogic
  • Lotus Domino
  • OpenLDAP
  • C2Net Stronghold
  • Plesk
  • WebSTAR
  • Webmin
  • Java Web Server (Javasoft / Sun)
  • Ensim Control Panel
  • cPanel / Web Host Manager
  • Hsphere
  • C2Net Stronghold
  • iPlanet Server / Sun One
  • Java Web Server (Javasoft / Sun)
  • Lotus Domino
  • Tomcat
  • Netscape Enterprise Server
  • Novell ConsoleOne
  • Novel Webserver
  • C2Net Stronghold
  • And other SSL-Capable Servers
Mobile Browsers:
  • Android
  • Apple iPhone, iPod Safari 1+
  • Microsoft Windows Mobile 5/6*
  • Opera Mobile 6+
  • Opera Mini v3+
  • ACCESS NetFront Browser v3.4 +
  • RIM Blackberry v4.2.1 +
  • KDDI Openwave v6.2.0.12 +
  • Netscape Communicator 4.51+
  • NTT / DoCoMo
  • Nintendo Wii
  • Sony Playstation 3
  • Sony Playstation Portable

Need help securing your website? Have questions, or unsure which SSL to choose? Let our fearless dragons help you! Follow the following steps towards getting the type of help that you need.

1. Use our Wizard and find the SSL Certificate that suits you best;

2. Find your answers on our Frequently Asked Questions page;

3. Open a Ticket with our Sales, Billing and Technical Support dragons. We will answer your ticket as soon as possible. We work Monday through Saturday, from 9 AM to 11:00 PM Pacific Time;

4. Email us using our Contact Form.

3 Yrs
Duration Price You Save
1 year $29.99
2 years $49.99
3 years $69.99
Site seal:

Order Steps

1
  • Click "Buy Now"
  • Create/Access your account
  • Submit payment
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2
Configure the certificate in your account
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3
Pass validation & receive your SSL Certificate
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CPAC Basic $10.66
Sectigo PositiveSSL EV $77.49
CPAC Enterprise $41.99
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Certificates of the same validation:

GoGetSSL BusinessTrust SAN $140.00
GoGetSSL BusinessTrust $73.33
GoGetSSL BusinessTrust Wildcard $176.66
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SSLS that secure same domains / sub-domains:

GoGetSSL BusinessTrust $73.33
GoGetSSL BusinessTrust EV $102.50
GoGetSSL Domain SSL $14.66
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