Some of the most common reasons for delays in issuing Domain Validated (DV) SSL certificates include:
- WHOIS Privacy protection is being used on the domain in question.
- Having the name of a Fortune 500 company or large bank in the domain for which the certificate is being requested (i.e. bobsmicrosoftshop.com or mikesbankofamerica.com).
- Having a mismatch between the first and last name in the order for the certificate and the email address used in the order (i.e. Jane Smith uses an email address of firstname.lastname@example.org).
Using one of the pre-approved email addresses on the domain for which the SSL certificate is being requesting is suggested. These include admin@, administrator@, webmaster@, hostmaster@ and postmaster@.