I was looking at the SSL certificates offered on A2 Hosting and I see they have something called a "GlobalSign OneClick Alpha" certificate which is less than half the price of the "GlobalSign OneClick DV" certificate. AFAIK all SSL certificates are at least domain verified - so I contacted the sales team at A2. Here's their response.
The AlphaSSL certificates are not verified on a domain, organization, or extended basis.
Is there such a kind of unverified SSL certificate? How does it show up to an end user in the browser? (Meaning - do I still get the lock icon if I use this "alpha" certificate)? FWIW I also went on GlobalSign's website and they do not list any information about providing a "OneClick Alpha" certificate.