Which verification method should I use for my UniSSL Certificate?

In order for your new UniSSL certificate to work, we first need to confirm you own the domain name(s).  For Domain Validation (DV) certificates, this means using one of two simple ownership verification methods. 


How to verify domain ownership for your UniSSL certificate


There are 2 general ways to verify domain ownership for your UniSSL DV certificate:


DNS Verification

Verifying ownership of your domain via DNS requires adding the record below as a CNAME to your domain. If your domain is registered with Uniregistry, we can do this for you automatically. For domains not registered with Uniregistry, you simply create a specific CNAME record in the DNS configuration for the domain. The record then shows up in a DNS query and domain ownership is verified.

Create a CNAME using the credentials noted



HTTP Verification

HTTP verification requires you download a verification file that you then upload to a specific directory of your web host’s server. The file then shows up in an HTTP query and domain ownership is verified.

Click 'Download File'.

Upload the file to the directory noted on your domain's server.

Confirm the file is externally accessible at the noted URL.



You only need to select one validation method so the one you choose really depends on what you have the easiest access to. 

The sooner you validate ownership, the sooner your UniSSL certificate can be issued by the CA.

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