02 March 2017 Reading time: 1 minute

New rules for Comodo SSL certificates


Recently renew process for Comodo SSL certificates has been changed. Please note, current Comodo SSL certificates will be valid till the current expiration date and new rules of verification is required only if you order a new Comodo certificate or renew it.

SSL certificate provides a safe connection to the website and secure transfer of user personal data. There are different types of SSL certificates: with domain validation (DV), organization validation (OV), domain and organization validation and others.

Previously for organisation validation it was enough to register rate in any digital reference like Bisnode and wait for check of the phone number specified in there.

However Comodo changed the procedure for receiving such certificates. For organisation validation it’s necessary to have a Duns-number, thereby register in a special catalogue. Duns-number registration will cost additional 200€.

There are also alternative SSL certificates from another verification centers with the same encryption level as Comodo, but at the same time they don’t require such a difficult verification process. Here are the most popular of them:

  • Thawte SSL Web Server (from 66€ per year)
  • Geotrust True BusinessID (from 82€ per year)
  • Thawte SSL Web Server with EV (from 150€ per year)

Please check the full list of certificates here.