Extending a working .tld. cert to include www.tld


#1

I have installed certbot-auto and successfully used it to gen and use a cert for my tld: eugenesymphonyguild.org
I need to extend this cert to include www.eugenesymphonyguild.org
My DNS A record provides for the tld eugenesymphonyguild.org. and the AWS elastic IP address. To handle the www.eugenesymphonyguild.org, I am using an aliased A record that points to the AWS elastic IP address.
command line (as root): ./certbot-auto certonly -d eugenesymphonyguild.org -d www.eugenesymphonyguild.org
the end result is an error: DNS problem: SERVFAIL looking up A for www.eugenesymphonyguild.org
I don’t understand, since I have an A record for www.eugenesymphonyguild.org
Server: Ubuntu 14.04
Webserver: Apache2
Running on Amazon Web Services / EC2

I suspect I’ve missed something really basic, but I don’t see it, after much searching w Google and reading the Certbot docs.

I have tried using the webroot option, but it does not make a difference, I still get the same error. I don’t see any other way to set up DNS, either.

So how do I do this?


#2

Your DNS appears to be broken for the entire domain right now:

dig eugenesymphonyguild.org A

; <<>> DiG 9.8.3-P1 <<>> eugenesymphonyguild.org A
;; global options: +cmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: SERVFAIL, id: 28708
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 0, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 0

;; QUESTION SECTION:
;eugenesymphonyguild.org.	IN	A

;; Query time: 53 msec
;; SERVER: 127.0.0.1#53(127.0.0.1)
;; WHEN: Fri Oct 21 12:58:16 2016
;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 41

mxtoolbox reports the same.


#3

Fixed, it helps to have the domain registration in sync with the dns name servers.


#4

Too right; thanks.

If there is a way to delete the related message topic on the board, please do so. I missed the basic step of updating the GoDaddy DNS Registration record with the new name server info, a real blunder!

Chalk that up to a senior moment, please.

I really appreciate the work that you and others do to make LetsEncrypt the awesome site that it is.

Best Regards,

Don Hirst
Eugene, OR


#5

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