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DNS problem: NXDOMAIN looking up A for

Posted August 27, 2021 333 views
DNS

We have pointed the domain puremilk.co.in(godaddy) to our subdomain “Smartmilk” on digital ocean (159.89.171.131). Respective A and CNAME records are addred and “Smartmilk.puremilk.co.in” is accessible. But facing error while installing the SSL certificate.

The following errors were reported by the server:

Domain: www.smartmilk.puremilk.co.in
Type: None
Detail: DNS problem: NXDOMAIN looking up A for
www.smartmilk.puremilk.co.in - check that a DNS record exists for
this domain

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Hello,

As far as I can see you do not have a CNAME record for your www version:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tools/dns

What you would need to do is to add a CNAME record for www.smartmilk.puremilk.co.in to point to your non-www version: smartmilk.puremilk.co.in.

That way Let’s Encrypt will be able to validate your www version too and issue a certificate for you.

Let me know how it goes.

Regards,
Bobby