Challenge Failed error

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My domain is:

I ran this command: ./certbot-auto certonly --manual --preferred-challenges=dns --server --agree-tos -d

It produced this output:Waiting for verification…
Challenge failed for domain
dns-01 challenge for
Cleaning up challenges
Some challenges have failed.


  • The following errors were reported by the server:

    Type: dns
    Detail: DNS problem: NXDOMAIN looking up TXT for - check that a DNS record
    exists for this domain

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The version of my client is (e.g. output of certbot --version or certbot-auto --version if you’re using Certbot):certbot 0.39.0

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Hi @sureshkachwa

there is a check of your domain, ~~1,5 hours old - (started a new check, the older check has two TXT entries, the newer only one).

There you see the problem.

You have created entries with But your menu adds your domain name, so the domain name is duplicated.

Create only entries with _acme-challenge.

Should look like


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