I don't know how to name it, so I can't search for it.

I have a website with a Let's encrypt SSL certificate running with nginx and I would like to display the name of the company in the address bar like this: enter image description here

Is it possible with Let's encrypt? I've seen it only for banks, maybe it's too complicated.

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    Side note: You almost certainly don't need one. You'll note that Google, Facebook, Amazon, etc. don't bother with them.
    – ceejayoz
    Nov 9, 2017 at 19:15
  • In the future major browsers won't show the company name in the address bar anymore. Read this and save your money! Aug 23, 2018 at 9:46

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It's not possible with Let's Encrypt. You need to buy an extended validation certificate with a commercial registrar, provide documentation to prove your identity and prepare to pay a large sum of money for this.

  • Out of curiosity, does anyone how much is it? Nov 9, 2017 at 19:11
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    You can check for yourself, just visit some CA and check their prices.
    – Sven
    Nov 9, 2017 at 19:13
  • …not only "provide documentation" but also undergo a formal validation process requiring answering phone calls by several persons in one's enterprise and being listed in one or more official "enterprise directories" (such as Yellow Pages FWIW). A boring and time-consuming process :-)
    – kostix
    Nov 10, 2017 at 7:34
  • You can get a Geotrust True BusinessID EV certificate for around $130 a year or a Comodo PositiveSSL EV certificate for around $77 a year, prices found here - I have no affiliation with that site. Those are for single-domain certs, multi-domain certs cost more. The price premium is justified by the work they have to do to prove your business's identity. Nov 20, 2017 at 5:01

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