A: Both of these certificates are Domain Validated, this means that the Certificate Authority that’s issuing the certificate needs to simply verify you own the registered domain and the certificate can be issued.
Both certificates use an online validation process, meaning no paper work for you. Another benefit is the speed these certificates can be issued with. It takes just minutes to have a QuickSSL Premium or RapidSSL certificate issued. So, if you’re looking to encrypt your website as quickly as possible, either of these certificates will do the trick.
The RapidSSL certificate comes with a static site seal. This means that the site seal is essentially just an image that can be placed on a home page or checkout page to assure visitors that they are protected. Dynamic site seals – which the QuickSSL Premium has – cannot be faked. These site seals are clickable, and when clicked they show a timestamp, plus information about the domain and the SSL certificate. This is a great way to offer assurance to your customers that they are protected on your site and that the SSL certificate is authentic.