A few days ago, I received the email below (supposedly) from DigiCert, about an SSL certificate. I am the owner of the domain (redacted to example.com) but I guess it's kind of trivial to look this up somewhere. The certificate is backed up by an intermediate certificate authority named "Trust Provider B.V. DV SSL CA - G2" and was bought from a company named Version, not Whitelabel. Frankly, I've never seen that name before. I've seen that Digicert acquired some website business from Symantec but that was half a year ago.
Is this a real e-mail or a phishing attempt?
Dear Domain Administrator,
We've received a Whitelabel certificate request for example.com. (With DigiCert's recent acquisition of Whitelabel, we're now responsible for processing your order.)
Domain name: example.com
Order number: [redacted]
Ordered on: 5 Mar 2018
Certificate type: DV
Before we can issue your certificate, approve the request to verify that you control example.com.
View the order details and complete the request here (link is valid for 30 days): https://dcv.digitalcertvalidation.com/link/domain-control-validation/?t=[redacted]
Contact us if you have questions or need to reject the request here: (801) 441-6086
Why am I getting this email from DigiCert?
Recently, DigiCert acquired Whitelabel and all of its SSL/TLS services. While there will continue to be changes to Whitelabel as we build a stronger website security platform, we can promise you that things will get better and that we will continue to dedicate ourselves to providing you with the best website security experience possible.
Whitelabel Customer Support
Support ID: [redacted]