DNS plugins for HostGator DNS

#1

Hi, Im trying to use an automatic DNS plugin for my HostGator DNS, is the RFC able to work with it?

I did the manual and works but I cannot be changing manually the dns TXT records each time I need a certificate, or is there a way to use always the same TXT records?

also if I use manual I cannot renew it automatically

thanks

#2

Hi @scgm11

you have to change the dns TXT entry, if you want a new certificate.

No, this isn’t possible.

Letsencryt must check that you are the domain owner. So one new order -> new token (random strings) per domain name -> computed value used token and your account key -> set as TXT entry.

Do you need a wildcard certificate? If not, is it possible to use http-01 - validation?

#3

To answer your other question, Hostgator has no API and doesn’t support RFC2136. You can always choose to use a different DNS host, there are numerous free ones that fit the bill and are supported by Certbot or other ACME clients.

#4

You can even just CNAME only the TXT requests to another DNS provider/service.
[without any DNS heavy lifting]

Or use multiple DNS providers for DNS.
[much better resiliency/scalability/visibility]

Note: I don’t sell any DNS products.
I use a lot of them :slight_smile:

#5

I need wildcard cause I need to validate also private ips so I think Im stuck with paying the certificates

#6

If you have access to your own DNS server, or an IP that can serve DNS, you can handle the DNS authentication yourself.

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