I have a question on Certificate Authorities. After looking through the help center I don't feel the question would be on-topic. The problem I am having is, Webmasters seems like it should be the best fit, and I don't know where to ask.
Where can one ask questions about Certificate Authorities? Does the Stack Exchange network have a home for the questions?
The back story is, we are a free/open source software project trying to obtain a HTTPS certificate. We want to omit the CommonName (CN) because we can't use a friendly name like Crypto++ Project. The CA/Broswer Baseline Requirements, Section 7.1.4, tells us the CN is optional, and placing hostnames in the CN is deprecated and discouraged (but not prohibited). Hostnames always go in the Subject Alt Name (SAN).
We tried to omit CommonName but Comodo support responded with "The common name in the CSR must have a valid FQDN."
So we want/need to find a way to submit a CSR without a CommonName or find a CA that follows the CA/Broswer Baseline Requirements.