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Security Advice: How can I verify the certificate?

You will recognize secure data transfer by the lock symbol in your browser.

1. Retrieving the Certificate

You can retrieve the certificate by right-clicking in the browser window and choosing "Properties" (Internet Explorer) or "Page Information" (Firefox) or by clicking on/choosing the lock symbol in the address line of your browser (Chrome and mobile devices) to display the certificate information.

Graphic to show the user where to find the information for the certificate used

The certificate must be issued for the following internet address (URL):

  • For the Federal Gazette:
  • For the publication platform:
  • For the Company Register:

2. Verifying the Certificate

Graphic to show the user what certificate information must be correct

The certificate must be issued for and by "COMODO" and for by "GeoTrust" respectively.

Important Notice

If the browser indicates an erroneous or unknown certificate, stop the connection immediately and contact the Federal Gazette Publisher at .


We can help you

Our service number: 0 800 - 1 23 43 44 Mon - Fri, 8:00 am to 6:30 pm, free of charge from a German landline

From outside Germany: +49 221 - 9 76 68-0 fees apply

In case of problems, valuable information can be found in the area of FAQ.