Not able renew the certificates

My domain is:

I ran this command: /certbot-auto certonly --cert-name --force-renewal

It produced this output:

Requesting to rerun ./certbot-auto with root privileges…
Saving debug log to /var/log/letsencrypt/letsencrypt.log
How would you like to authenticate with the ACME CA?

1: Apache Web Server plugin (apache)
2: Spin up a temporary webserver (standalone)
3: Place files in webroot directory (webroot)

Select the appropriate number [1-3] then [enter] (press ‘c’ to cancel): 1
Plugins selected: Authenticator apache, Installer None
Renewing an existing certificate
Performing the following challenges:
http-01 challenge for
Waiting for verification…
Challenge failed for domain
http-01 challenge for
Cleaning up challenges
Some challenges have failed.

  • The following errors were reported by the server:
    Type: connection
    Detail: dns :: DNS problem: NXDOMAIN looking up A for
    To fix these errors, please make sure that your domain name was
    entered correctly and the DNS A/AAAA record(s) for that domain
    contain(s) the right IP address. Additionally, please check that
    your computer has a publicly routable IP address and that no
    firewalls are preventing the server from communicating with the
    client. If you’re using the webroot plugin, you should also verify
    that you are serving files from the webroot path you provided.

My web server is (include version): apache on Google cloud plantform compute engine

The operating system my web server runs on is (include version): Debian 4.9.130-2 (2018-10-27) x86_64 ( Google cloud plantform compute engine )

My hosting provider, if applicable, is: Google cloud plantform compute engine

I can login to a root shell on my machine (yes or no, or I don’t know): SSH to VM instance

I’m using a control panel to manage my site (no, or provide the name and version of the control panel): Google cloud plantform compute engine

The version of my client is (e.g. output of certbot --version or certbot-auto --version if you’re using Certbot): certbot 0.32.0

There’s an A record for, but doesn’t have any DNS records.         1800    IN      A

In order to use HTTP validation, needs to exist. You should probably create an A record with the web server’s IP address – presumably

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