Challenge failed for domain ozner.xyz

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My domain is: ozner.xyz

I ran this command: sudo certbot --apache

It produced this output:

Requesting a certificate for ozner.xyz and www.ozner.xyz
Performing the following challenges:
http-01 challenge for ozner.xyz
http-01 challenge for www.ozner.xyz
Enabled Apache rewrite module
Waiting for verification...
Challenge failed for domain ozner.xyz
Challenge failed for domain www.ozner.xyz
http-01 challenge for ozner.xyz
http-01 challenge for www.ozner.xyz

Certbot failed to authenticate some domains (authenticator: apache). The Certificate Authority reported these problems:
Domain: ozner.xyz
Type: dns
Detail: DNS problem: NXDOMAIN looking up A for ozner.xyz - check that a DNS record exists for this domain; DNS problem: NXDOMAIN looking up AAAA for ozner.xyz - check that a DNS record exists for this domain

Domain: www.ozner.xyz
Type: dns
Detail: DNS problem: NXDOMAIN looking up A for www.ozner.xyz - check that a DNS record exists for this domain; DNS problem: NXDOMAIN looking up AAAA for www.ozner.xyz - check that a DNS record exists for this domain

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

My web server is (include version): Apache/2.4.41

The operating system my web server runs on is (include version): Ubuntu 20

My hosting provider, if applicable, is: Linode

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

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 1.30.0

Welcome @ozer102

You do not own that domain. It is currently available for sale. See any website of domain name sellers.

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Hi thanks for the reply. I just bought this domain yesterday and I find it strange why it is still available for sale.

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That is strange. You should contact the place you purchased it. The error is saying your DNS records do not have an A record for your server IP. Once you sort out the name you should review the DNS. (also maybe AAAA record if using IPv6)

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There are no DNS Records for that Domain DNS Lookup - Check DNS Records

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In my end the site is working but I just found out that it is not working from other devices. Also I will contact my provider today. Will let you know for updates.

@MikeMcQ thanks for pointing out that ozner.xyz is still available in the market because I just realized that I purchased ozner102.xyz not ozner.xyz.

Silly mistake :smiley:

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