What is the difference between Domain Validation and Extended Validation SSL?
Domain Validation: Domain validated certificates (DV SSL) include your domain name in the certificate as opposed to the organization name. These certificates are less expensive and usually issued in minutes as the Certificate authority validates your domain by looking at the WHOIS information for your domain. However, these certificates provide less assurance to customers. Although DV SSL provides session encryption, they don’t include any business information. Meaning, there’s nothing added in the certificate to prove that the URL belongs to a certain company.
Extended Validation: An EV certificate is designed to prevent phishing attacks and provides the highest level of assurance to your customers. It requires extended validation of your business and authorization to order the certificate (you will be asked to submit a few documents). It can take a few days or few weeks for a certificate authority to issue an Extended validation certificate for a domain. But, it provides maximum assurance to customers by displaying the company details verified by the government and independent authorities in the certificate details in address bar and on the site seal. In addition to enhancing confidence and trust through the strictest authentication process, Extended Validation certificates display a Green Bar on the latest browsers to differentiate the secured site from the rest.