NXDOMAIN looking up TXT for _acme-challenge


I am new to this and clearly I am not doing something right … I have a domain (psacanu.ro), where the DNS is managed on GoDaday.com. I decided to create a certificate for a subdomain 101.pascanu.ro
using the following command acme.sh --issue -d ‘101.pascanu.ro’ --dns dns_gd but I am always getting the error “NXDOMAIN looking up TXT for _acme-challenge.101.pascanu.ro - check that a DNS record exists for this domain”

I created on GoDaddyDNS … two records:
TXT _acme-challenge.101.pascanu.ro = RFpoADGT1cTApEnWFdrlDL4C_Ut887SQz45xCqOKuBo|1
CNAME _acme-challenge = 101.pascanu.ro

I also have the A record for 101 pointing to my IP. (101 is not on the same server as www, but this should not matter)

What I am doing wrong?

Thank you,

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Hi @gpascanu

see what you have really created - https://check-your-website.server-daten.de/?q=101.pascanu.ro#txt

Your menu adds your main domain name, so that domain name is duplicated.

Should look like


  • remove the CNAME, you don’t need it,
  • add an entry only with _acme-challenge.101, then the result should be correct

PS: Now I see you have checked your domain - https://check-your-website.server-daten.de/?q=pascanu.ro

But there you can’t see the problem. A domain check doesn’t know something about subdomains (expect of the www subdomain). So checking your domain the tool doesn’t see TXT entries with your subdomain.

Subdomain problem -> first check the subdomain.


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