Important: This article applies to Network Solutions® customers only.

This article contains importance information to further assist you when you validate the nsProtect® Secure SSL Certification.

When validating an SSL for a business

We will attempt to verify some or all of the following information online:

  • WHOIS information for your domain name registration—Please note that the domain name registrant's information must match the information for the applicant to whom the Certificate is being issued.
  • Articles of Incorporation
  • Dun & Bradstreet number

If we are unable to locate this information online, we will ask you to fax documentation to 866-294-0799 or email it to us before we can complete your validation. We may also request additional documentation, which may include, but is not limited to:

  • Bank statement, utility bills, or telephone bills in the business name
  • Government-issued business license

When validating an SSL for an individual

You must fax 866-294-0799 or email the following information to Network Solutions® before we can complete your validation:

  • Copy of a valid driver's license or valid passport issued to the domain namef registrant.
  • Copy of a recent phone bill belonging to the domain name registrant.
  • Copy of a utility bill or bank statement belonging to the domain name registrant.

For nsProtect Secure Xpress orders

We will attempt to verify you access to the domain control validation email address selected. Once you have received the validation email for your SSL Certificate, please click the confirmation link and submit the validation code.

Network Solutions issues your nsProtect Secure SSL Certificate

  • Upon successful validation, you will be notified via email and Account Manager that your SSL Certificate has been issued and is available for download.
  • If your website is hosted on a Network Solutions Web server, your SSL Certificate will be installed automatically.
  • If your website is hosted elsewhere, you or your hosting provider will need to install the SSL Certificate on your website.

Generating your nsProtect Secure SSL Seal

After your SSL Certificate has been issued and installed, you may generate and install a nsProtectTM Secure SSL Seal on your website.

  • Within Account Manager, start by selecting the Seal Design—color and layout—you desire.
  • Click Generate Code.
  • Then install the code for your seal on your Web pages.

Additional Help

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact a nsProtectTM Secure specialist 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at or toll-free at 877-228-1023.

Note: The term for any nsProtectTM Secure SSL Certificate you have purchased will begin either 90 days from the purchase date—even if your Certificate has not been issued at that time—or at the date of issuance, whichever comes first.