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Let website visitors know you’re the real deal.
Thanks to phishing, pharming, and a long list of other scams, Web visitors grow more wary by the day. But there is something you can do to reassure them you're one of the good guys: Put a Certified Domain validation seal on your website.
- Distinctive seal displayed on your website and WhoIs listing shows visitors and potential customers that you are the legal originator of your domain name.
- The validation process is simple and can generally be completed in 10 minutes, with the Certified Domain validation seal issued to your site within 1 business day.
- Our Certified Domain validation seal is dynamic — difficult to forge!
Certified Domains do not include encryption for site data and transactions.Learn more about SSL Certificates
The Certified Domain validation process is quick and easy.
- To acquire Certified Domain accreditation, you must undergo a credentials check that confirms the contact information provided with your domain registration.
- Once the credentials have been authenticated, BladeDomainandHosting electronically issues a non-transferable Certified Domain validation seal that you can load to your website and WhoIs display. This process can generally be completed in 10 minutes, with the Certified Domain seal issued to your site within 1 business day.
- The seal remains there until it expires or until a change in your domain contact information makes it necessary for you to reapply for accreditation.
What are Certified Domains?
A Certified Domain lets people know that we have formally certified the domain's registration. A Certified Domain provides visible evidence (in the form of the Domain Origination Certified seal) that a domain has been validated and its registrant's credentials have been verified. For this reason a Certified Domain is useful to owners of business websites and other sites that offer transactions and other activities of a sensitive nature. All site owners, however, can improve their site's legitimacy and trustworthiness by displaying the Domain Origination Certified seal.
For more information, see our What are Certified Domains?
What is the Certified Domain authorization and validation process?
During the domain name validation process, we verify the information listed in the Whois database is accurate and valid for the administrative, technical, and registrant contacts. The process also includes fraud screening and telephone verification. If you follow the proper procedures, we can generally process a Certified Domain name request within minutes of submission. Failure to complete a step will prevent the process from moving on to the next step and all procedures must be completed to certify the domain name.
For more information, see our What is the Certified Domain authorization and validation process?
Posting the Domain Origination Certified Seal
Let customers know your business is reliable and you are legitimate. The Domain Origination Certified Seal ensures we've verified your identity. Once your domain name passes the Certified Domain validation process, you can post the seal on your website.
For more information, see our Posting the Domain Origination Certified Seal
How will visitors know that my domain is certified?
Once your domain passes the certification validation process and the Domain Origination Certified Seal has been generated, the seal is automatically added to the Whois listing for your domain. In addition, you'll get HTML code that you can copy and paste into your website's source code, so that the Domain Origination Certified seal appears on your site.For more information, see our How will visitors know that my domain is certified?
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- Phishing uses fake emails to trick people into revealing private information such as passwords and usernames. These emails are ostensibly from businesses where the recipient actually has accounts. Hackers use the information they gather for identity theft or other illegal activity.
- Pharming is the hacker strategy of redirecting a website’s traffic to a bogus website. The fake Web site often looks like the genuine website, so users are unaware they are entering sensitive information on a fraudulent site.