DNS problem: NXDOMAIN looking up A for

My domain is: domain name

I ran this command:certbot certonly --webroot -w /path/ -d domainname

My web server is (include version):Apache 2.4.6

The operating system my web server runs on is (include version): Centos 7

My hosting provider, if applicable, is: softlayer

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

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): 0.38.0

I am facing problem when I try to issue a certificate to a newly created portal. The A, SPF records etc as as required basis on tools like https://centralops.net/co/.

Command used: certbot certonly --webroot -w /path/ -d domainname

Waiting for verification…
Challenge failed for domain domainname
http-01 challenge for domainname
Cleaning up challenges
Some challenges have failed.

Hi @Student2081, welcome to the community forum :wave:

In general, and especially for the particular error you're getting today, it's important to share the real domain name in order to get the best possible help. Can you tell us what your actual domain name is?

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