No valid IP address found but have A record

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My domain is:

I ran this command: automated script via Ghost install

It produced this output: verify error, no valid IP address found

My web server is (include version): nginx

The operating system my web server runs on is (include version): ubuntu 16 lts

My hosting provider, if applicable, is: NFP, DNS via

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, VPS

It’s a new domain name and server, but I did expect it to resolve and pass. I only have A records (www, *) in the DNS and it’s using vanilla Nameservers.

Hi @em_div,

The base domain is separate from the www subdomain. You have an A record for but no A record for If you want your certificate to cover the name, you should create an A record for that name as well.

Does thst mean just leaving it blank?

Sorry, leaving what blank?

the “A” record where it asks for a subdomain— but, the answer was yes, and it worked and passed the LE verification. Thanks.

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