The StartSSL™ Free (Class 1) certificates are domain or email validated and mostly referred to as the free certificates. Because the checks are performed mostly by electronic means, they require only minimal human intervention from our side. The validations are here to make sure, that the subscriber is the owner of the domain name, resp. email account. You may find additional information on this subject in our CA policy.
The StartSSL™ Free certificates are intended for web sites which require protection of privacy and prevent eavesdropping. However information presented within these certificates, except the domain name and email address, are not verified. Should you need higher validated certification, please check out our StartSSL™ Verified (Class 2) certificates.
The StartCom Certification Authority, provides the StartSSL™ Free certificates instantly, without limitations and free of charge under the condition, that the subscriber provides his/her complete, correct personal details and accepts the Subscriber Obligations of the StartCom CA Policy. Secure your web server and mail traffic now by using the Certificate Control Panel.