Digital Certificate And Digital Certification Are Not The Same

They may sound similar, but they're not the same.

In the past, the terms 'digital certificate' and 'digital certification' were used interchangeably when referring to encryption for websites (in most cases). Websites that have a 'digital certificate' are those that appear in browsers as HTTPS instead of HTTP.

However, the term 'Digital Certification' has nothing to do with website encryption. Digital Certification is a registered trademark and our business name.

As part of rolling out the Digital Certification Rating around the world, we will make an extra effort to ensure the terms are clearly differentiated.