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The Network Solutions® Validation Process

When it comes to issuing SSL certificates, validation of the entity that manages the website is critical. We've developed a rigorous process to validate your organization or control of your domain to ensure that your SSL certificate is properly issued.  The validation process for nsProtect™ Secure Basic, Advanced and Wildcard and for nsProtect™ Assured Site Seal is as follows:

 

  • We verify control of your domain through an email based validation process.

 

  • We verify you are the registrant of the domain name used in your application by validating the information in the WHOIS database.

 

  • We cross-check third-party references including: Dun and Bradstreet number, articles of incorporation, business license, Tax ID, driver's license, etc. Required credentials for this step may vary depending on the country of incorporation or if the applicant is unincorporated.

 

  • The Network Solutions® validation team will contact you if additional information is required to complete the validation process. You will be emailed an order number and instructions on which documentation is needed when your order has been processed.

 

  • Upon receipt of all applicable documentation and completion of validation, your SSL certificate is issued within one business day with the purchase of an nsProtectTM Secure Advanced or Wildcard SSL Certificate and two to four business days with the purchase of an nsProtectTM Secure Basic SSL or nsProtectTM Assured Site Seal.

 

  • For nsProtectTM Secure Extended Validation SSL Certificates, additional validation steps will be required as outlined by the CA/Browser Forum Extended Validation Guidelines and may include telephone verification and authorization letters.

 

The validation process for nsProtect™ Secure Xpress is as follows:

  • We verify control of your domain through an email based validation process.

 

For more details on our validation process, please refer to the Network Solutions nsProtect™ Secure Xpress, Basic, Advanced, Wildcard Certification Practice Statement and Extended Validation (EV) Certification Practice Statement.

 

Please email applicable documentation to validation@networksolutions.com

To fax applicable documentation: 1-866-294-0799

For questions about the validation process, please email us at sslsupport@networksolutions.com or call us at 1-877-228-1023.