Requesting a Domain Authorization Letter from Domains By Proxy
When you request a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificate, the Registration Authority (RA) must verify your domain name registration and control via the Whois database. If it can't verify this information because the domain name in the certificate request has Private Registration through our affiliate company, Domains By Proxy® (DBP), then you can request a Domain Authorization Letter by logging in to your DBP account. DBP usually prepares and forwards the letter to the RA within two business days.
DBP charges a $15 service fee to prepare the Domain Authorization Letter. If you submit incorrect information in your request, you will have to request another letter and pay the fee again.
NOTE: If you are requesting an Extended Validation (EV) SSL, a Domain Authorization Letter is not sufficient to validate your registration. Instead of following the steps below, see Can I request a Premium Extended Validation (EV) SSL certificate for a private domain? and Setting Email Forwarding Preferences for Domain Names with Privacy for more information.
To Request a Domain Authorization Letter from Domains By Proxy
- Go to DomainsByProxy.com, and log in to your account.
NOTE: If you have trouble logging in to your DBP account, see Retrieving Your Domains By Proxy Login Information.
- Select SSL Authorization. The SSL Authorization page displays.
NOTE: From Private Domains, you can select the domain name you want to request an authorization letter for, and then click (Request authorization letter).
- Complete the following fields:
- Domain name — Select the domain name you are requesting a domain authorization letter for.
- Customer name — Enter your name.
- Customer phone number — Enter your phone number.
- Certificate issuer — Select the company issuing your SSL certificate or merchant account.
- Issuer order number — Enter the order number your certificate issuer provided.
- Certificate applicant — Enter the name of the individual or organization applying for the SSL certificate or merchant account. Some issuers refer to the applicant as the Organization Applying/Enrolling or the Common Name.
- Select I understand and agree that ... to agree to the $15 service fee.
NOTE: Starfield Technologies does not require a service fee. If you selected Starfield Technologies as your certificate issuer, this option does not display.
- Click Request Authorization Letter. The Submission Acknowledgement window displays.
- Click OK.
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