SSL Approver Email Address What's This All About

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This article explains the necessity of the approver email address when purchasing an SSL.
 
The approver email address is required in short for legitimate reasons and domain ownership verification. The approver email address is generated on two concepts: Generic Email Address list and WHOIS.
 
Generic Email Address
This is usually an email address that is a known generic email address across the internet, it could be a possible match to the below list:
admin@yourdomain.com 
administrator@yourdomain.com 
hostmaster@yourdomain.com 
webmaster@yourdomain.com 
postmaster@yourdomain.com
WHOIS Lookup
When a CSR (Certificate Signing Request) is generated and provided during the SSL purchase process, the CSR is decoded with your domain information and a WHOIS lookup is completed to pull the domain registrants email address to the approver email address list.
 
Please note: For the WHOIS lookup you may need to temporarily disable WHOIS Privacy on your domain
 
WHOIS Example:
Whois Server Version 2.0

Domain names in the .com and .net domains can now be registered
with many different competing registrars. Go to http://www.internic.net
for detailed information.

Server Name: EXAMPLE.COM.AU
Registrar: ENETICA PTY LTD
Whois Server: whois.enetica.com.au
Referral URL: http://www.enetica.com.au


Server Name: EXAMPLE.COM.FLORAMEIYUKWONG.COM
IP Address: 173.203.204.123
Registrar: GODADDY.COM, LLC
Whois Server: whois.godaddy.com
Referral URL: http://www.godaddy.com


Server Name: EXAMPLE.COM.RAFAELYALUFF.COM
IP Address: 173.203.204.123
Registrar: DOMAIN.COM, LLC
Whois Server: whois.domain.com
Referral URL: http://www.domain.com


Server Name: EXAMPLE.COM.ZONE
Registrar: NET-CHINESE CO., LTD.
Whois Server: whois.net-chinese.com.tw
Referral URL: http://www.net-chinese.com.tw


Domain Name: EXAMPLE.COM
Registrar: RESERVED-INTERNET ASSIGNED NUMBERS AUTHORITY
Sponsoring Registrar IANA ID: 376
Whois Server: whois.iana.org
Referral URL: http://res-dom.iana.org
Name Server: A.IANA-SERVERS.NET
Name Server: B.IANA-SERVERS.NET
Status: clientDeleteProhibited https://icann.org/epp#clientDeleteProhibited
Status: clientTransferProhibited https://icann.org/epp#clientTransferProhibited
Status: clientUpdateProhibited https://icann.org/epp#clientUpdateProhibited
Updated Date: 14-aug-2016
Creation Date: 14-aug-1995
Expiration Date: 13-aug-2017

>>> Last update of whois database: Thu, 09 Feb 2017 20:13:26 GMT <<<

For more information on Whois status codes, please visit https://icann.org/epp

NOTICE: The expiration date displayed in this record is the date the
registrar's sponsorship of the domain name registration in the registry is
currently set to expire. This date does not necessarily reflect the expiration
date of the domain name registrant's agreement with the sponsoring
registrar. Users may consult the sponsoring registrar's Whois database to
view the registrar's reported date of expiration for this registration.

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