DNS problem: NXDOMAIN looking up A for

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My domain is: declaracionpatrimonial.gob.mx

I ran this command: sudo certbot --nginx

It produced this output: Failed authorization procedure. declaracionpatrimonial.gob.mx (http-01): urn:ietf:params:acme:error:dns :: DNS problem: NXDOMAIN looking up A for declaracionpatrimonial.gob.mx - check that a DNS record exists for this domain

My web server is (include version): nginx 1.14

The operating system my web server runs on is (include version): Ubuntu 18.04

My hosting provider, if applicable, is: NA

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): 0.31.0

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Hi @abelhOrihuela

did you change something in the last three hours? Checking your domain there is no problem visible.

Not with https://check-your-website.server-daten.de/?q=declaracionpatrimonial.gob.mx

Host T IP-Address is auth. ∑ Queries ∑ Timeout
declaracionpatrimonial.gob.mx A Santa Clara/California/United States (US) - DigitalOcean, LLC No Hostname found yes 1 0
AAAA yes
www.declaracionpatrimonial.gob.mx Name Error yes 1 0

You have a valid DNSSEC. Rechecked with Unboundtest - https://unboundtest.com/m/A/declaracionpatrimonial.gob.mx/2J2YGLIF - no problem:

Feb 11 08:27:49 unbound[16787:0] info: validate(positive): sec_status_secure
Feb 11 08:27:49 unbound[16787:0] info: validation success declaracionpatrimonial.gob.mx. A IN

and with https://dnssec-analyzer.verisignlabs.com/declaracionpatrimonial.gob.mx - all is green.

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They use the servicios-nic.com.mx nameservers which have problems with IPv6.

I would expect you to get “SERVFAIL” or “query timed out” errors from Let’s Encrypt. “NXDOMAIN” seems strange.


Now I have this problem, how to solve this issue I don’t have much experience with DNS

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Thanks for you answer, now I have other problem

DNS problem: query timed out looking up A for declaracionpatrimonial.gob.mx

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The servicios-nic.com.mx nameservers do not seem to work with Let’s Encrypt.

I’m not sure why. The nameservers have broken IPv6 connectivity, but that should not cause Let’s Encrypt to always fail.

You can maybe try to figure out and fix what’s wrong, or move your domain to a different DNS service.


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