Error: DNS record not found

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My domain

I ran this command: sudo certbot --nginx -d -d

It produced this output:
Failed authorization procedure. … DNS problem: NXDOMAIN looking up A for - check that a DNS record exists for this domain.

However, I have created a DNS record on, and I have ddlcient running on my raspberry pi. The only thing I can think of is this ran flawlessly the first time. Meaning I got a ssl for the site. Then my raspberry pi got corrupt, so I had to reimage it, install everything else like ddclient, then try again. Is it possible that it won’t reissue it now?

My web server is (include version): nginx/1.14.2

The operating system my web server runs on is (include version): Debian/10.4

My hosting provider, if applicable, is: Myself.

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): Certbot 0.31.0

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Hi @rickster26ter

there is no A record, see

Host Type IP-Address is auth. ∑ Queries ∑ Timeout A No Hostname found yes 1 0
AAAA yes Name Error yes 1 0
* A Name Error yes
AAAA Name Error yes
CNAME Name Error yes

Your non-www has the not public visible ip address, your www version isn’t defined.

Share a screenshot of your dns. And check your system to find your correct ip address.


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