Issues with certbots ssl certificates

Hi, I'm not great at this so please bear with me. So I'm trying to make ssl certificates and host a MC server off of it. So I use the domain for a website if it is unable to be used for a website and a domain like this then I know my issue, but I believe you can use a subdomain so I don't think it's that. So I tried both my domain ( and my subdomain ( but both resulted in errors which I could not figure out

I ran this command:

certbot certonly -d
certbot certonly -d

It produced this output:

The top is from the domain and the bottom is from the subdomain

I'm running on ubuntu 20.04 if you need any additional info ask and I'll try to find it.
Thank you all in advance

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Hello @AXE0928 Welcome to the forum...
We could use some more information to better access the issue(s) and help you find a valid solution.
My domain is:

I ran this command:
certbot certonly -d

It produced this output: images provided

My web server is (include version):

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

My hosting provider, if applicable, is:

I can login to a root shell on my machine (yes or no, or I don’t know):

I’m using a control panel to manage my site (no, or provide the name and version of the control panel):

The version of my client is (e.g. output of certbot --version or certbot-auto --version if you’re using Certbot):


Hi @AXE0928

that domain is google-hosted - see

Host Type IP-Address is auth. ∑ Queries ∑ Timeout A Montreal/Quebec/Canada (CA) - Google LLC Hostname: yes

and a lot of other ip addresses.

So only Google can install a certificate.

And there is already a certificate, https works.
expires in 82 days - 1 entry

same with the www version.

So you don't need a Letsencrypt certificate. And it may be impossible to create one via http validation, because Google manages that website.

Your subdomain does't have an ip address, so you can't use http validation.


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