SSL Certificates with Business/Organization Validation (OV) require more formalities. Verification process takes place in two stages. In the first, the rights to the domain for which the SSL certificate will be generated are checked by an automatic message or by TXT entry in DNS zone or placing .html file provided by SSL vendor. Additionally, the registration documents of the company to which the domain belongs should be presented. At this stage, both the company’s registration documents and the company’s address are checked, and it is possible for the issuer of the certificate to contact the representative of the company applying for the certificate. Due to the fact that the second step of the process is verified manually, generating an OV SSL certificate may take up to 3 business days.
The whole thing gives a higher level of security and OV SSL certificates inspire more trust than the SSL certificate with DV validation. OV SSL certificates are recommended for websites with commercial activities.
All information related to the company is placed on the certificate with OV validation, which emphasizes to whom a given service belongs, and thus increases, among others the trust of visitors to such a website.