Types of SSL Certificates
Domain Validated Certificate (DV): Domain Validated certificates are certificates that are checked against the domain registry. There is no identifying organizational information for these certificates and thus Acmetek does not recommend these to be used for commercial purposes.
Visitors to a website with DV certificates cannot validate, via the certificate, if the business on the site is legitimate and thus often DO NOT trust this type of certificate.
It is recommended to use these types of certificates where security is not a concern, such as in protected internal systems
Organization Validated Certificate (OV): Organizational certificates are Trusted. Organizations are strictly authenticated by
real agents against business registry databases hosted by governments.
Documents may exchange and personnel may be contacted during validation
to prove the right of use. OV certificates therefore contain legitimate business information. This is the standard type of certificate required on a commercial or public facing website.
OV certificates conform to the X.509 RFC standards and thus contain all the necessary information to validate the organization