A record issue, site IP is changed!


My droplet IP is fixed since I ordered, and I have 3 sites under it, all the site the A record is the same droplet IP. Today I tried to renew the certificate with letsencrypt, 2 sites renewed, the third one got an error, after checking, the nslookup gives different IP than the one in the DNS of the droplet, A record is different.

So, I changed in the DNS, is that fine? But the letsencrypt still gives an error:

Type:   tls
   Detail: remote error: tls: handshake failure

   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. Additionally, please check that
   you have an up-to-date TLS configuration that allows the server to
   communicate with the Certbot client.



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My bad … I forgot that cloudflare is activated for this domain, the IP is owned by them. I returned everything as it was, I need to wait for the digital ocean to take my DNS update, usually how much time it will take?


Hello friend!

If the DNS was changed in the proper place you should see that work after waiting a bit. By now it would likely function. It is odd though that the IPs were going elsewhere, make sure your website looks as intended after the DNS change.

Kind Regards, Jarland