fails NXDOMAIN for GoDaddy DNS Challenge

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My domain

I ran this command:

It produced this output: acme: error: 400 :: urn:ietf:params:acme:error:dns :: DNS problem: NXDOMAIN looking up TXT for

My web server is (include version):

The operating system my web server runs on is (include version): Ubuntu 20.04

My hosting provider, if applicable, is: Godaddy

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): not using certbot;

I just need to know where i would find/get the text i need to put in DNS for the acme challenge so this will create the cert i need.... Or what else am i missing?? i configured lego file with email, domain name, dns provider, and key info and private key info;

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Can you confirm you followed the instructions below?

Normally, if the lego DNS works it handles creating the needed TXT record. To access your DNS provider it uses the credentials per the config at the link above.

I don't know lego enough to advise on getting more detailed log info. And, I don't have a GoDaddy system to test with myself.


It finally worked trying like a 3rd or 4th time..... but now i'm getting a cert is invalid error..... lol :frowning:

Maybe try increasing the propagation timeout in the Lego config?

Where are you seeing the invalid cert? I see your domain using a valid cert that was issued two days ago


So i think i have an idea how to fix my mess...... I'm using 2 different apps on my server and both want to use the secure ports... Wondering if i can use the same cert i already got for other app from letsencrypt? That app is securing connections fine to the server but the other app is still UNSECURE and i need to point to the other cert but sadly i can't recall where other cert was stored in the OS... :frowning: i'm doing a search but it's kinda tedious?? Any clue where letsencrypt likes to store certs?

you'll have to check the Lego docs to see where it puts them

or, check the docs for the acme client that you used to get that other cert. or, let us know what that was


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