What will I need to provide in order for Symantec to verify my business identity?

Symantec must verify the existence of your business, the ownership of your domain name, and your employment status or authority to request the SSL Certificate. We may require official government documentation proving your right to do business. These may include:

  • Articles of Incorporation
  • Certificate of Formation
  • Charter Documents
  • Business License
  • Doing Business As
  • Registration of Trade Name
  • Partnership Papers
  • Fictitious Name Statement
  • Vendor/Reseller/Merchant License
  • Merchant certificate

If we cannot automatically authenticate your company's management responsibility for the domain name that is associated with the SSL Certificate, we will require an authorization letter from that domain's owner. This step prevents applicants from fraudulently or accidentally obtaining SSL Certificates for inappropriate domains.

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