DNS problem: NXDOMAIN looking up A for pointsgraphics.ie


I’m trying to setup LE (./certbot-auto --webroot certonly --staging) using the staging option for the moment on the pointgraphics.ie, but I’m getting the following error:

DNS problem: NXDOMAIN looking up A for pointsgraphics.ie

Any ideas what this means?

I have the A record pointing to the correct IP address.


That domain does not seem to exist in the DNS.

$ dig pointsgraphics.ie

; <<>> DiG 9.10.3-P4-Ubuntu <<>> pointsgraphics.ie
;; global options: +cmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NXDOMAIN, id: 33016
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 0, AUTHORITY: 1, ADDITIONAL: 1

; EDNS: version: 0, flags:; udp: 4096
;pointsgraphics.ie.             IN      A

ie.                     7200    IN      SOA     a.iedr.ie. tld-tech.iedr.ie. 2017060611 7200 7200 2592000 7200

;; Query time: 115 msec
;; SERVER: ::1#53(::1)
;; WHEN: Tue Jun 06 21:10:50 UTC 2017
;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 98

$ whois pointsgraphics.ie

% Rights restricted by copyright; http://iedr.ie/index.php/mnudomregs/mnudnssearch/96
% Do not remove this notice

% Not Registered - The domain you have requested (pointsgraphics.ie) is not a registered .ie domain name.

(I hasten to add that whois information is never guaranteed to be accurate or up-to-date.)

Are you sure you’re not misspelling the domain? Maybe it was just registered and it takes a few hours to start working?

I’m guessing a typo between pointgraphics.ie (which does exist) and pointsgraphics.ie (which doesn’t)?

@mnordhoff, as Schoen pointed out the domain is pointgraphics.ie, see below…

; <<>> DiG 9.8.3-P1 <<>> pointgraphics.ie
;; global options: +cmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 53799
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 4, ADDITIONAL: 7

;pointgraphics.ie.		IN	A

pointgraphics.ie.	3482	IN	A

pointgraphics.ie.	172682	IN	NS	ns2.blacknight.com.
pointgraphics.ie.	172682	IN	NS	ns4.blacknight.com.
pointgraphics.ie.	172682	IN	NS	ns1.blacknight.com.
pointgraphics.ie.	172682	IN	NS	ns3.blacknight.com.

ns1.blacknight.com.	1603	IN	A
ns2.blacknight.com.	123217	IN	A
ns3.blacknight.com.	123217	IN	A
ns4.blacknight.com.	123217	IN	A
ns2.blacknight.com.	123217	IN	AAAA	2a01:a8:dc3:3313::aaaa
ns3.blacknight.com.	123217	IN	AAAA	2600:2000:1000::11
ns4.blacknight.com.	123217	IN	AAAA	2600:2000:1001::11

That’s not what the error message in your first post said, though. It said pointsgraphics.ie.

You also said “pointgraphics.ie” in your first post, which to be honest i missed…

Either way, there’s a typo somewhere; maybe in the Certbot command you ran, or maybe in an HTTP redirect in the web server configuration or something.

So rerun certbot with the correct domain name?

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