Help, my DNS does not have enough labels

#1

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My domain is:
www.regels.nl

I ran this command:
certbot --apache -d regels -d www.regels.nl

It produced this output:
An unexpected error occurred:

The request message was malformed :: Error creating new order :: DNS name does not have enough labels

My web server is (include version):
Ubuntu WordPress on 18.04

The operating system my web server runs on is (include version):
Wordpress (most recent)

My hosting provider, if applicable, is:
Digital Ocean

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 0.28.0

#2

Hi, Barry.

Your command specifies “regels” as one of the domains you want to cover with the certificate, but that isn’t a legitimate domain name. The term “labels” here refers to each component of the whole domain name, separated with dots. I think you want to specify “regels.nl” and “www.regels.nl”.

Chris

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Oh my… Thanks man, this was a big help.

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