Obtaining Thawte Digital Certificates
Reef can obtain a Thawte certificate for you on your behalf. We will charge
you the same prices
as Thawte, but cut some of the work for you. We simply need the proper authorizing
documentation from you. Once you have gathered all the proper documentation,
fax it to Blue Reef at 305-274-9593. You can then place your order on our
Order Web Site and Blue
Reef will take care of everything else for you.
To prevent impostors from fraudulently receiving certificates by pretending
to be firms they are not,Thawte will not issue a certificate unless you
can prove you have the right to use a given name. To receive an organizational
certificate, you need to be a recognized business or nonprofit entity in
your area, and have the documentation to prove it.
The documentation needs to be on a letterhead, needs to be official, and
needs to be independently verifiable. For example, we need to be able to
call the company registrar in your country to check that your are in fact
registered such a name.
Thawte will accept the following documentation from the following entities:
To verify your right to use the domain name we are certifying, we will also
need the following information about your domain registration if the primary
domain name for your server does not end in .com, . gov, .net, .edu,.
- Companies, corporations, partnerships or proprietorships.
We will need a copy of your company registration documents. We will
also accept a copy of your articles of incorporation or partnership
declaration if the relevant authority stamps it.
- DBA's, Sole Proprietors, and Individuals. If you are a DBA
("Doing Business As"), we will need a copy of your DBA registration
papers for local levies and taxes. Any official correspondence indicating
your right to use the name given on your request will generally be sufficient.
- Government Departments. We require an original signed letter
from the Head of your department on the appropriate letterhead, along
with contact information for both the office and your immediate superiors.
- NGO's: Non-Government Organizations. We require an original
signed letter from the Chief Executive, Chairman or Managing Director
of the NGO, on the appropriate letterhead.
- Universities and University Departments. We will require an
original signed letter from the Dean or Vice-Chancellor responsible
for your department. This must be on the appropriate letterhead, accompanied
by contact information for the University concerned.
- Special Interest Groups. Special-interest groups are popping
up all over the Internet: The Apache Group, Debian, Linux Groups and
others. We will issue such groups with certificates but request that
you contact us to discuss verification and authentication.
Once you have gathered all the proper documentation, fax it to Blue Reef
- Which authority you registered through.
- The name and contact information you gave as an administrative contact.
- The name and contact information you gave as a technical contact.
Ordering your Certificate
As soon as we receive your documentation, you may order your Thawte Digital
Certificate at the Blue Reef
Order web site.