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Last Modified : 01/23/2019

QuickSSL - Domain Validation


What is the Domain Validation Process?
QuickSSL will confirm domain control by sending an email to the administrator listed with the registrar for the domain.

How long does it take to issue a QuickSSL certificate?
When the automated domain validation process is not successful, orders are flagged for manual validation. Requests of this nature may take up to 24 business hours to review and the customer is required to contact support.

What other approver email options do I have?

If your domain contact email address is not registered with an accredited online registrar, the supported pre-determined email aliases are as follows:


How long are these certificates valid for?
These certificates are available in validity periods from 1-2 years.

Can I reissue a QuickSSL Certificate?
Yes. Please note that you are able to reissue your certificate at any time while the Certificate is valid. You would normally reissue a Certificate under the following conditions:

  • If your server software changes.
  • If you have compromised or lost your private key.
  • If you have lost your pass phrase.


  • All company and domain details must remain the same.
  • The new certificate will be signed from the date of reissue until the anniversary date of your initial certificate. (i.e. your original expiry will remain the same)
  • You may only get a reissue for the same product as the initial certificate that you requested.

Is there a Site Seal available with QuickSSL Certificates?
Yes, there is a Site Seal for the QuickSSL Certificate.  

Why QuickSSL?
QuickSSL's traditional focus when issuing certificates has been on ensuring unrivaled authentication of company details. The feedback that we have been given from extensive market and customer research tells us that while these procedures are crucial for the security of many businesses, there is also a need for some customers to obtain a more affordable SSL certificate quickly. Enter QuickSSL – an entry-level digital certificate that is also capable of providing industry standard 128-bit encryption.
* Please note that delays in issuance can be caused if your domain is not registered with an accredited online registrar.