Lets encrypt certification on purchased domain in new server

My domain is:

I ran this command:
In directadmin I requested a new let’sencrypt certificate

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 do not have full root access, but can do/see a lot

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

So I recently registered a domain that had expired from its previous owner (it was out of use for somewhat less than a year). I tried creating new SSL certficates, but failed with unkown error. I’m still trying to find the error logs for this, but can’t so far. Then I had a thought: It still had certificates on them valid till 2020-10-09 as far as I can see ( https://crt.sh/?q=godspotlight.org ). Of course from the previous owner. Can this be the cause of the problem? I have no means of accessing that old server as I was not the owner (and I don’t think its online anymore anyways). What can I do?


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No - they wouldn’t be a problem.

To me, it looks like godspotlight.org still points at a Vimexx domain parking page.

You need to setup its DNS so that it points to your DirectAdmin server.

Until then, you won’t be able to issue a certificate via DirectAdmin.


Ok that sounds like a valid source of the problem. I know I changed dns pointers but maybe it’s still being processed.

Thanks for your quick reply and investigation.

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It seems the whole DNS trace still goes through the Vimmex nameservers. From whom did you buy the domain?