NXDOMAIN looking up A for - check that a DNS record exists for this domain

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My domain is:budikurniawan.com

I ran this command:./letsencrypt-auto --apache -d budikurniawan.com -d www.budikurniawan.com

It produced this output: DNS problem: NXDOMAIN looking up A for
www.budikurniawan.com - check that a DNS record exists for this

My web server is (include version):apache

The operating system my web server runs on is (include version):ubuntu 18.0

My hosting provider, if applicable, is:idcloudhost

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):

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

The apache plugin uses the http-01 challenge type. For that challenge to work, you’ll need an A (or AAAA too if you have IPv6 or just the AAAA record if you only have an IPv6 address) DNS record pointing to a publicly available IP address (or to a CNAME which will point to an IP address in the end). This is because Let’s Encrypt needs to connect to your webserver to verify the hostname(s).

If you don’t have an IP address at all but you still would like a certificate for those hostnames, you’ll need to use the dns-01 challenge.

Can you give me some example A dns record pointing to a publicly?

Hi @Budikurniawan

there is a check of your domain, ~~3 hours old - https://check-your-website.server-daten.de/?q=budikurniawan.com

The domain is registered, are you the domain owner?

ns03.cloudhost.id Jakarta/Indonesia (ID) - PT. Awan Kilat Semesta is one of your name servers, there you have to add A- or AAAA records.

Host T IP-Address is auth. ∑ Queries ∑ Timeout
budikurniawan.com A yes 1 0
AAAA yes
www.budikurniawan.com Name Error yes 1 0

There is minimal one entry required.

Check your domain provider / management. And find the ip address of your webspace -> ask your hoster.

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