Can I request a Premium Extended Validation (EV) SSL certificate for a private domain?
Yes, you can request an Extended Validation (EV) SSL certificate for a privately-registered domain name. We need to verify that you control the domain you intend to secure, and EV certificates have strict verification guidelines.
NOTE: Requests for EV certificates are verified according to industry standards. While a domain authorization letter validates domain registration for non-EV SSL requests, the letter is not sufficient to validate registration for an EV certificate request.
To verify that you control the domain, you must respond to emails sent to the Registrant or Administrative contacts listed in a Whois search for the domain name. Because private registration services block personal email addresses from displaying, many registrars let users forward email received by the proxy address. After you set up email forwarding, contact us to resend the email.
If you have private registration through Domains By Proxy®, see Setting Email Forwarding Preferences for Domain Names with Privacy to set up email forwarding in your account.
If you cannot configure email forwarding, or you are unable to verify using this method, you must submit a Verified Legal Opinion or a CPA letter indicating your exclusive right to use the domain name on the Internet. See What is a Verified Legal Opinion or CPA Document? for more information.
You might also need to perform a practical demonstration, such as modifying the domain's zone file or creating a Web page with a designated code.
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