Requesting certificate failed due to DNS and Web Validation

Issue 1:
Type: dns
Detail: DNS problem: NXDOMAIN looking up TXT for - check that a DNS record exists for
this domain
Issue 2:
Type: unauthorized
Detail: Invalid response from
[]: "\n<html lang="en-US"
charset="UTF-8">\n<meta name="viewport" content="

My domain is:

My web server is (include version): webmin

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

My hosting provider, if applicable, is: Contabo VPS

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): Webmin/Virtualmin

The version of my client is (e.g. output of certbot --version or certbot-auto --version if you're using Certbot): certbot 0.40.0 & certbot-auto: not found

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Hi @GeekyStaff and welcome to the LE community forum :slight_smile:

On issue #1: There is no TXT record to be found for that FQDN.
Are you familiar with the requirements for ACME DNS-01 authentication?

On issue #2: I would start to unravel that problem with the output of:
sudo apachectl -t -D DUMP_VHOSTS


Issue #1:

I do see a TXT record now (maybe you didn't wait long enough for that record to sync to all DNS servers). text = "A2NpFwiEjUPDSsR-cT6PverrUz7atei3HwM6WFm-o-k"

Issue #2:
Let's have a look at this file:


And there is something not quite right about having two port 80 sections:


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