No valid IP Address found

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My domain

I ran this command: sudo certbot --apache

It produced this output:

  • The following errors were reported by the server:

    Type: dns
    Detail: No valid IP addresses found for
    My web server is (include version):

The operating system my web server runs on is (include version):
Ubuntu 18.04

My hosting provider, if applicable, is: AWS

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): SNAP certbot

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Hi @hawkwind,

The certificate authority is correct here—you've defined an IP address with a DNS A record for, but not for, which has only an MX record for e-mail. In order to use this validation method, you'll need to add an A record in DNS for the base domain name too.


Excellant, thank you Schoen,
I shall do that and report back


Hi Schoen,
Many thanks
All done :slight_smile:

Best wishes


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