An Extended Validation Certificate (EV) is an SSL certificate that offers the highest level of authentication for your website. Before an EV certificate is issued the applicant is thoroughly vetted, to make sure that the organisation is genuine.
Wildcard SSL certificates, that are free with One.com, encrypt your data and give you the assurance that you are communicating with the intended website on the intended domain. EV certificates go a step further, by verifying that the organisation that owns the domain is real and who they claim to be.
You can recognise whether a website is using an EV certificate by the company name that is visible in the address bar of most browsers on desktops, in addition to the secure padlock. You can also click the padlock to get more information about the type of certificate and who issued it.
Who can get an EV certificate?
Companies and organisations can apply for an EV certificate with a Certificate Authority (CA). At One.com, we offer EV certificates issued by Sectigo, formerly called Comodo.
A company or organisation needs to be listed in an official trade registry, to be able to verify that the provided details are correct. EV certificates aren't available for websites of private persons.