Adding content at the Well-known URL


Because my website is hosted by Google Sites (GS), I have some strict limits on web pages I can install. In particular, GS doesn’t allow a URL path name to start with “.” so can’t fulfill the requirements for verification that I own my domain. Any suggestions?



Use the DNS challenge. Who is your DNS host?


Name Server: NS49.WORLDNIC.COM


So that’s Network Solutions.

You should be able to setup the required TXT record manually in order to issue a Let’s Encrypt certificate (using ZeroSSL or gethttpsforfree or certbot -a manual --preferred-challenges dns), however I am not sure whether NS supports any kind of API so that issuance and renewal can be done automatically.

At least, I cannot find any Let’s Encrypt clients that advertise support for the DNS challenge via Network Solutions.

You always have the option to move to one of the may free or paid DNS hosts that are supported by Let’s Encrypt clients (such as if automation is important to you.


I will give this a try.


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