Wildcard not working


My domain is:


I ran this command:

certbot certonly --standalone --http-01-port 999 -d calendarstory.com

It produced this output:

A valid certificate for the server / root (calenarstory.com). It did not work on the first-level domain www.

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):


I’m using a control panel to manage my site (no, or provide the name and version of the control panel):


Note: According to the documentation at the URL below, an order of “example.com” or “*.example.com” is expected to generate a wildcard. I used the former.


Hi @TragicWarrior

this is wrong (and not there). A wildcard certificate has *.example.com as one name.

A certificate with example.com isn’t a wildcard certificate.

But you can combine *.example.com and example.com in one certificate.

Then you can use it with example.com, www.example.com, blog.example.com etc.


@jurgenhaas , I was suspecting that was the problem. I went back just now and realized I read the documentation incorrectly. Thank you for your reply!


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