Renew failed Incoreect TXT record

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I had wildcard cert for two different domain. another one was relocated to other host so i deleted that cert from current lets encript. but when trying to renew the quizconsole with wildcard cert it is also showing following error.

My domain is:
quizconsole.com
I ran this command:
certbot certonly --manual --manual-public-ip-logging-ok --preferred-challenges dns-01 --server https://acme-v02.api.letsencrypt.org/directory -d “*.quizconsole.com” -d quizconsole.com

It produced this output:
Waiting for verification…
Challenge failed for domain quizconsole.com
Challenge failed for domain quizconsole.com
dns-01 challenge for quizconsole.com
dns-01 challenge for quizconsole.com
Cleaning up challenges
Some challenges have failed.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • The following errors were reported by the server:

    Domain: quizconsole.com
    Type: unauthorized
    Detail: Incorrect TXT record
    “1VhFNV5BA_ZKfClWRMfQbAFPki8sT1ss9E8GfxrmGTI” found at
    _acme-challenge.quizconsole.com

    Domain: quizconsole.com
    Type: unauthorized
    Detail: Incorrect TXT record
    “1VhFNV5BA_ZKfClWRMfQbAFPki8sT1ss9E8GfxrmGTI” found at
    _acme-challenge.quizconsole.com

    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.

My web server is (include version):

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

My hosting provider, if applicable, is:

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):

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The TXT record shown does not match what was expected.
The TXT must be changed (as requested) each time certbot is run.
Follow the prompts and check your DNS (in another window) for the update before proceeding.

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Are you on Ubuntu 18 (Bionic)? If so, consider using certbot-dns-digitalocean to fully automate this. The package is available from the Bionic PPA has python-certbot-dns-digitalocean.

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Hi @Mehedi50200

if you use that command, you have to create two different entries with the same domain name.

But see your check, ~~70 minutes old - https://check-your-website.server-daten.de/?q=quizconsole.com#txt

There is only one - correct - entry.

Two entries with _acme-challenge.quizconsole.com and different TXT Entries are required.

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Textbook definition of irony:

Renew failed Incoreect TXT record

An incorrect spelling of the word incorrect.

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