Unable to create certificate

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My domain is: www.pulianilawbooks.com

I ran this command:sudo /usr/local/bin/certbot-auto --nginx

It produced this output:

Domain: pulianilawbooks.com
Type: unauthorized
Detail: Invalid response from
[]: "<!doctype html >\n\n<!–[if IE 7]>

<html clas"

Domain: www.pulianilawbooks.com
Type: unauthorized
Detail: Invalid response from
[]: "<!doctype html >\n\n<!–[if IE 7]>

<html clas"

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entered correctly and the DNS A/AAAA record(s) for that domain

My web server is (include version):

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

My hosting provider, if applicable, is: name.com

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):

Hi @karnprem90

your configuration looks buggy - the check - https://check-your-website.server-daten.de/?q=pulianilawbooks.com - runs 20 minutes and isn’t ready. Is there a bot detection that blocks? Looks like all css/js files have a timeout.

What says

nginx -T

Crt.sh has one new certificate, created today - but doesn’t show the details of that certificate.

PS: Now the certificate is visible:

Issuer not before not after Domain names LE-Duplicate next LE
Let’s Encrypt Authority X3 2019-09-01 2019-11-30 pulianilawbooks.com, www.pulianilawbooks.com - 2 entries duplicate nr. 1

So it has both domain names - non-www and www -, certificate creation has worked.

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