Failed Authorization while Setting up SSL

Posted December 4, 2018 1.1k views
ApachePHPUbuntu 18.04

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3 answers resolves OK but not so make sure an A record or CNAME exists for

$ dig +short
$ dig

; <<>> DiG 9.10.3-P4-Ubuntu <<>>
;; global options: +cmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 17705
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 0, AUTHORITY: 1, ADDITIONAL: 1

; EDNS: version: 0, flags:; udp: 512
;            IN  A

;; AUTHORITY SECTION:     1796    IN  SOA 1543820849 10800 3600 604800 1800

;; Query time: 28 msec
;; WHEN: Tue Dec 04 13:30:03 CST 2018
;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 110

Hence the error: “The server could not resolve a domain name”



The domain is not defined you need to associate an IP address with the domain name so you can create a HTTPS certificate for it.


Thank you for your answer. I have created an a record for and a cname for

I now see the following error:

Thank you.