GoDaddy Offers Extended Validation Certificates

GoDaddy.com(R), largest world’s largest registrar, is now offering the new Extended Validation (EV) SSL Certificates. You can use GoDaddy now to purchase them and install them immediately.

EV SSLs set a higher standard for secure sites. GoDaddy.com now offers three types of SSL certificates: Go Daddy(R) Turbo SSL(R), High Assurance SSL, and now the EV SSL. This new EV SSL offers 256-bit encryption and adds a thorough, standardized verification process. The new EV SSL offers the most stringent vetting process for SSL encryption available today.

If you’re not familiar with EV SSL, GoDaddy.com says that “the EV SSL vetting process involves verifying the applying organization’s identity and typically requires a letter from a representing attorney or accountant. While the new guidelines are strict, Go Daddy EV SSL certificates can be issued within two to four hours after all required documentation is received.”

If their press release today, GoDaddy says that when “users access sites encrypted with EV SSLs using Internet Explorer(R) 7, the first browser to distinguish EV certificates, the site’s secure status is immediately evident. The browser’s address bar reflects a green background and the name of the organization to which the certificate was issued, along with the familiar https:/// prefix and padlock icon. Other browsers currently handle EV SSLs like normal certificates and are expected to distinguish them soon.”

For more information about the EV SSLs, check out the Go Daddy’s EV SSL page at GoDaddy.