Delete certificates


I got the following Problem:

We have lost one of our Servers where we had a lot of subproject on it, which where discontinued.
Due to this we cannot revoke those certificates.
Unfortunatly we do not have an backup of the lets encrypt folder (the backups where also deleted by the provider).
We have setup a new server but we cannot recreated these certificates as we get an rate limit exception.
What can be done to remove those certificates?


For what it’s worth, it actually is possible to revoke certificates when the original certificate and account private keys are lost.

But revocation has zero effect on the rate limits, so it won’t really help you.

Can you provide more information about exactly what’s happening?

Please fill out the fields below so we can help you better. Note: you must provide your domain name to get help. Domain names for issued certificates are all made public in Certificate Transparency logs (e.g., so withholding your domain name here does not increase secrecy, but only makes it harder for us to provide help.

My domain is:

I ran this command:

It produced this output:

My web server is (include version):

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

My hosting provider, if applicable, is:

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

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


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