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 issue 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.”
You can apply GoDaddy Certified Domain seal at GoDaddy.com. 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. more details about the steps of getting a domain name certified
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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