/.well-known directory gets created, but error "Could not connect..."

./letsencrypt-auto certonly -a webroot --webroot-path=/usr/share/nginx/html -d www.mydomain.com
with NGINX.
Verified NGINX serves files from /usr/share/nginx/html, and I see the /.well-known getting created, but the error keeps popping up:
“Could not connect to http://www.mydomain.com/.well-known

If you create a “test” file in /usr/share/nginx/html/.well-known/acme-challenge/test

with contents “working ok” or similar.

Can you then reach it, from the internet via http://www.yourdomain.com/.well-known/acme-challenge/test and it just provide the plain text response “working OK” ?

My mistake was not having access to the site via port 80.
Once I did that, it worked.
Problem solved.
Thanks very much for the response, and the excellent service.
I really like LetsEncrypt a lot.

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