A record not found when A record created in Google Domains dashboard

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My domain is: justollie.com

I ran this command: sudo certbot --nginx -d justollie.com -d www.justollie.com

It produced this output:

Certbot failed to authenticate some domains (authenticator: nginx). The Certificate Authority reported these problems:

Hint: The Certificate Authority failed to verify the temporary nginx configuration changes made by Certbot. Ensure the listed domains point to this nginx server and that it is accessible from the internet.

Some challenges have failed.

My web server is (include version):


The operating system my web server runs on is (include version): Debian (raspberry pi)

My hosting provider, if applicable, is:

I can login to a root shell on my machine (yes or no, or I don't know): yes

I'm using a control panel to manage my site (no, or provide the name and version of the control panel): no

The version of my client is (e.g. output of certbot --version or certbot-auto --version if you're using Certbot): certbot 1.23.0

In the Google Domains dashboard an A record is set for both www.justollie.com and justollie.com pointing to the ipv4 address of the server

Yes, but it's set to which is not a public internet-routable IP address. So the validation server cannot reach your raspberry pi.

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Ahhh, Ok, figured it out. Everything is port forwarded and setup correctly, it's just that my isp (uni) has a less than standard system. In the local (global to all ssid's hosted by the uni) it resolves but not truly global. Damn, i dont think there's a way around that. thanks for your help regardless

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There could be, or you can use stuff like ngrok which makes a tunnel to the internet (ngrok is paid, I don't know if there are free ones)

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