Failed authorization procedure - AWS, apache, godaddy

Hi Everyone,

I am new to this, so please forgive me for anything stupid :slight_smile:

So I bought a Godaddy Domain:

Running apache2

It is hosted on AWS, don’t worry I have all the correct ports open haha.

I am getting this error:
Failed authorization procedure.
Detail: Failed to connect to for TLS-SNI-01

The server it is trying to connect to, I assume is my DNS server, it is not owned by me. My AWS server has a different IP address.

I think there is just something basic that I am missing, if there is anything more you need to know, just let me know :slight_smile:

All help is appreciated :smiley:

Hi @jeff694,

The A record in DNS for that name actually does point to

$ host is an alias for has address mail is handled by 10 mail is handled by 0

And similarly

$ dig a

; <<>> DiG 9.10.3-P4-Ubuntu <<>> a
;; global options: +cmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 37857
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 2, AUTHORITY: 2, ADDITIONAL: 5

; EDNS: version: 0, flags:; udp: 4096
; IN A


If you want to validate to some other server, you’ll need to point your domain to that other server in DNS first.

Thanks for getting back to me :slight_smile:

I don’t own, is that a problem?

The amazon server I own starts with

@jeff694, this is a basic issue about your webhosting setup… how are you planning to point your domain name at your web server? That’s part of what makes your web server be a web server for that domain!

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