Need to renew wildcard certificate with domain managed by Godaddy


I need to renew my wildcard certificate. My domain is manged & hosted by Godaddy.
Can i do this with certbot renew command?
If Yes, then do i have to update the TXT record and will there be any update i need to do with my subdomian certificates created from my wildcard certificate?

My domain is:

My web server is (include version): I am using JKS certificates

The operating system my web server runs on is (include version): Centos 7

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


Most likely you manually created the TXT record, right? In this case, you cannot use certbot renew .

You must use the certonly command (like you did the first time):

certbot certonly -d "" -d "*" -a manual --preferred-challenges dns

By the way, there is an alternative to using Certbot that supports wildcard certificates + automatic renewal via GoDaddy DNS:


Thanks for the reply.
One more thing:
If i am renewing certificate with the command
"certbot certonly -d “” -d “*” -a manual --preferred-challenges dns"
Is there anything i need to change on my subdomain certificates? I have 2 3 subdomain JKS certs for this wildcard domain.

Thanks in Advance


I’m not sure what you mean.

If you use this certificate somewhere that requires a JKS-format certificate, then you need to convert the renewed certificate PEM (fullchain.pem and privkey.pem) into JKS format, after each renewal. This is because the renewed certificate is technically a completely new and distinct certificate.

For this reason, it’s preferable to use automation rather than manually doing stuff.

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