Do you need GoDaddy Certified Domain?


What is GoDaddy Certified Domain?

It is domain originator validation issued by GoDaddy. A Certified Domain is valid for domains registered at Go Daddy. GoDaddy will issues Certified Domain seal to validated domain’s owner.

What’s the purpose of GoDaddy Certified Domain Seal?

GoDaddy says, "there is something you can do to reassure visitors you’re one of the good guys: Put a Certified Domain validation seal on your Web site.
* Ease Fears. … this domain validation process proves to visitors and potential customers that you are who you say you are.
* Inspire confidence. Placing the Certified Domain seal on your Web site and in your WhoIs display tells them you are the legal originator of your domain name. Visitors will come back again and again knowing that your site is legitimate and backed by a Certified Domain."

How to get GoDaddy Certified Domain seal?

You can apply GoDaddy Certified Domain seal at Find "Certified Domains" from the drop down menu of "Domains", you can register new domains with certified domain or add certified domain to your existing Go Daddy’s domains.

As soon as you’ve completed the application, GoDaddy will initiate a credentials check that confirms the contact information provided with your registration. Once the credentials have been authenticated, Go Daddy electronically issues a non-transferable Certified Domain seal that you can load to your Web site and WhoIs display. You should get the Certified Domain seal issued to your site within 1 business day.

What’s the cost?

The price of a Certified Domain Seal is $2.99/yr.

Do you really need a Certified Domain?

In my opinion, it depends on what you are doing with it.
If you are the owners business Web sites or other sites that offer transactions and other activities of a sensitive nature, the Domain Origination Certified seal provides visible evidence that a domain has been validated and its registrant’s credentials verified. But, how many visitors would doubt of your site if you don’t have a certified domain seal on it? If somebody says that displaying the Domain Origination Certified seal will improve legitimacy and trustworthiness of a website, do you agree?

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  1. I purchased Certified domain when I started my website, now its time to renew my domain name. I’m not going to renew Certified domain, I don’t sell anything and I feel it hasn’t helped me in any way. Although I have seen that on certain Android devices a pop-up warning comes up stating if a website is not certified.

  2. I have more than 6 hours on the net. I never see a certified domain seal on any websites. Certified domain is nothing. Don’t wast your money.
    Godaddy is a very good company. All of my domain names are registered at Go Daddy!

  3. Godaddy is a very good domain name registrar. I register many non certified domains with them. But I never try certified domains. I think it’s not necessary to put a certified domain seal on my websites. I don’t think certified domain bring you any SEO benefits.

  4. I don’t think it is worth it to register a certified domain. Most domains are non certified domain names, but the value of the domain and the website is very high. Certified domain is just a trick that domain registrars make more money.

  5. when I put the certified domain seal on my webpage it made no difference in any seo, so I won’t purchase it again.
    good luck!

  6. So far I’ve heard no one mention the possible SEO benefits of having a certified domain. Are there any? Will ranking algorithms account for this in the future?

    It seems logical that search engines would consider the authenticity of a domain registrant when ranking pages. But I just don’t know if the practice is in place, yet.

    Any SEO experts out there with inside information?

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