在 Hacker News 上看到 StartCom 決定關門的消息：「Termination of the certificates business of Startcom」。
2018 停發新的憑證，然後維護兩年 CRL 與 OCSP 服務：
We´ll set January 1st 2018 as the termination date and will stop issuing certificates therefrom. We will maintain our CRL and OCSP service for two more years from January 1st 2018. The three pairs of StartCom key Roots will be eliminated after that time.