Can’t create certificate: Policy forbids issuing for name


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My domain is:

I ran this command: certbot-auto certonly -d

It produced this output:

An unexpected error occurred:
Policy forbids issuing for name
Please see the logfiles in /var/log/letsencrypt for more details.

My operating system is (include version): CentOS release 6.8 (Final)

My web server is (include version): httpd-2.2.27

I’m using a control panel to manage my site: no


Hi @volslash,

This domain is being caught as a permutation of another domain on our high-value domain blacklist. I’ve submitted a correction to the policy that should allow you to register but it will take some time to activate this in production. I will update this thread when it has happened (Potentially as soon as Thursday, Nov 3rd).

Thanks for your patience,


Thank you for the answer and cooperation. I hope you will manage to solve this problem as quick as possible.
Wait for the positive result. Thank you once more.


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